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'Phantasy Star Online 2's' Japanese version now restricted to Japan only

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Western players will have to wait until January

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Phantasy Star Online 2's Japanese version will now be restricted to players in Japan after Sega updated its terms of usage today to bar players outside of Japan from connecting to the game's server.

Phantasy Star Online 2's Japanese version will now be restricted to players in Japan after Sega updated its terms of usage today to bar players outside of Japan from connecting to the game's server.

In an update posted on the official Phantasy Star Online 2 website, Sega wrote: "Connecting to the game server though the installed software is restricted to domestically located computer terminals. It is prohibited to directly connect to the server from outside Japan as well as to route a connection from outside the country through domestic computer terminals.

While a version of the game has not been officially released for players outside of Japan, it was, until recently, possible for players to download the game's client and connect to the servers of the Japanese version of the game.

Phantasy Star Online 2 received a Japanese release last month. A Western release is planned for January 2013.