Phantasy Star Portable 2 takes place three years after the events of Phantasy Star Universe, all four races defeated and sealed off the SEED. However, a new issue takes the center stage, the resources in Gurhal are quickly diminishing. Due to this, a “Sub-space sailing theory” was set in place, where Gurhalians migrate to outer space. The player will participate in a private mercenary group known as “Little Wing” on Clad 6, a space colony resort.
The player starts by designing and customizing his or her own character by choosing facial features, gender, body and vocal features. Though much of the gameplay features will be similar to its predecessor, there will be some notable differences. Photon Points are no longer attached to weapons, but characters instead. Photon Charges have also been removed from the game.
Players are able to transfer over their character from Phantasy Star Portable to the game. However, not all data can be carried over. Data that can be transferred over includes the character’s name and parts of the character’s original appearance. However, the character’s level and items cannot be transferred over. As a bonus for having done so, however, players acquire a photon saber that is named “Exam”, as well as one of four armor units depending on the class that they have chosen. Furthermore, NPCs mention at times that the player is a former GUARDIAN