Trivia / Phantasy Star IV

  • What Could Have Been: Rika was initially meant to be Nei herself from Phantasy Star II as was said by Tohoru Yoshida in an interview; conflict within the staff compelled him to make subtle alterations to keep Rika in.
    • The game was originally supposed to get a full remake that would have been at least on par with the PS2 remakes of Phantasy Star and Phantasy Star II, but it was cancelled when they decided to retool the PS2 Sega Ages series as straight ports.To twist the knife deeper, this also resulted in the US releases of the other remakes being cancelled, as they were planned to be released in a compilation set with this one.
    • An early concept for the game would have seen Alis(a) returning to the series, and this is what Phantasy Star Gaiden was setting up for.