thanks to john tv over on gaming-age forum for this<p>http://www.ga-forum.com/showthread.php?t=40669<br>____________________________________________________________________________________________<p>The new EGM is out to subscribers today -- a friend of mine got an early copy (I guess they're showing up in mailboxes as of today), and offered up a couple of tidbits from the PSU feature. I haven't seen the issue yet myself, so please don't press me for details. Here's what he said:<p>- Independent Offline and Online modes confirmed<p>- Offline is a full-on 40-hour single-player RPG -- I guess this is where the "Is it Phantasy Star V?" bit came from in the E3 trailer last year<p>- Online is basically a true sequel to PSO, but apparently it's NOT an MMORPG. EGM says there'll be more party members than PSO, but they don't clarify how many<p>- Character creation system is apparently very nice (that's where the "breasts" comment came from, I guess)<p>- Class system is very different from PSO's, more open-ended<p>- They feature two pages on offline, two pages on online, and an interview with Yuji Naka. Lots of new screens, too<p>Subscribers are getting their issues now (he got his today), so I suppose more info will be popping up soon.