During the Japanese version of today's Nintendo Direct it was confirmed that Sega is bringing its Phantasy Star series to the Nintendo Switch.

Phantasy Star Online 2: Cloud is the next instalment in the Phantasy Star Online series, which in turn is a spin-off from the classic line of JRPGs which began way back on the Master System.

The title has a 2018 release date attached to it and will be free-to-play, with various micro-transactions allowing Sega to generate revenue. 

It's not known if the Phantasy Star Online 2: Cloud will make it out of Japan, but the fact that Nintendo didn't include it in the western Nintendo Direct broadcasts probably tells you all you need to know.

[via seganerds.com]