Phantom Breaker Cancelled For North America

Phantom Breaker Cancelled For North America

After many, many delays the inevitable has occured

Written by Dog of Thunder on 27 September 12 at 20:55

Phantom Breaker (NA) has had a busy year, filled with trailers and XBLA spin-offs, but yet we never did see the actual retail fighting game on store shelves. After many, many delays which originally pushed back a March release to April, and then to June and even 2013, the inevitable became official earlier today.

Those of you whom pre-ordered Phantom Breaker from Gamestop received a phone call, informing you that the anime fighter has been cancelled. While we have not heard any word on Phantom Breaker: Battlegrounds, if the parent title was cancelled, the odds of seeing a side-scrolling spin-off are significantly lower.

For the dozen of you that are distraught over this news, you may cry into your morning coffee. It's okay, we understand. Thanks to all of you distraught gamers out there whom alerted us to this situation.
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Posted on 27 September 12 at 14:54
NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
Posted on 27 September 12 at 15:03
Who gives a shit. This was a poorly made doujin fighter.

No tears shed. Out of sight, out of mind.
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Posted on 27 September 12 at 15:04
Guess we won´t see it in Europe niether then :0(
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Posted on 27 September 12 at 15:37
Oh well. I was going to buy this one eventually. :x
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Posted on 27 September 12 at 15:49
Good time to have a Jap Xbox but now I but the import price is going to go through the roof
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Posted on 27 September 12 at 16:01
Yes, I actually had this pre-ordered for ever. I saw it go from April to may to june to septemeber to dec to jan on Amazon.

I have no idea why I wanted the game so bad - just it looked esoteric for a fightning game. But I really wanted it. Alas, no love for this scrub.
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Posted on 27 September 12 at 16:02, Edited on 27 September 12 at 16:26 by Al Soure
Dog of Thunder said:While we have not heard any word on Phantom Breaker: Battlegrounds but if the parent title was cancelled, the odds of seeing a side-scrolling spin-off are significantly lower.The Phantom Breaker in question is a US North American version ported by 7Sixty. Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds is coming from 5pb as the original Phantom Breaker is, so not related to this case at all.
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Posted on 27 September 12 at 16:11
Aw no Stack-chievements for us. ^^;

Oh well I still have the JP one. I'll wait for BattleGrounds as well.

/phone
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Posted on 27 September 12 at 16:22, Edited on 27 September 12 at 16:27 by NeoStrayCat
Um, I wouldn't be so sure of that, the game is far from complete, and as such, 2 people actually have it tracked. I can't see this as cancelled if the game was already ported and played by these guys who reviewed it, for actual proof...

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So I wouldn't say its cancelled, since 7-S doesn't mention an official statement yet mentioning its cancelled or not. Its just that they're being lazy not releasing it.

Epic KxLIVE said:Who gives a shit. This was a poorly made doujin fighter.

No tears shed. Out of sight, out of mind.
Seriously, fuck off...

VixyNyan said:Aw no Stack-chievements for us. ^^;

Oh well I still have the JP one. I'll wait for BattleGrounds as well.

/phone
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Posted on 27 September 12 at 16:38
NeoStrayCat said:So I wouldn't say its cancelled, since 7-S doesn't mention an official statement yet mentioning its cancelled or not. Its just that they're being lazy not releasing it.Seeing from the Phantom Breaker facebook, it seems that there was a similar incident in August where Amazon.ca sent emails to customers about cancel of this game while it wasn't cancelled (at least at that time). So I also would like to wait words from 7Sixty themselves.

http://www.facebook.com/pb.7sixty
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Posted on 27 September 12 at 16:42, Edited on 27 September 12 at 16:45 by NeoStrayCat
Yeah, I know Al, but I guess you already seen that 2 people actually played it, and its on TA for the whole world to see, huh... :3

Also, I advise you guys to watch a playstream live back then from the 7-Sixty offices, they even showed an unboxing back then but the video was removed, darn it. (Even the win-quotes are in english, mind you.)

http://www.twitch.tv/7sixty/b/309648052
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Posted on 27 September 12 at 16:58
So I have had this game 2 of them for fact, both paid off for over 1 year and 2 months. Really hoped this game was coming out....SHIT ON A COAT
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Posted on 27 September 12 at 17:09
I dont think it is cancelled. I work at a not gamestop video game store. We got information yesterday that the game moved from its original release date to a new date in November. Gamestops phone system is automated and should not be counted as being accurate. All my info (which is the same stuff companies like gamestop should get) still says the game is coming out. That could change, but so far no signs of that.
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Posted on 27 September 12 at 17:17
oh shit the anime gamerpic users are PISSED LOOK OUT

NeoStrayCat said:Epic KxLIVE said:Who gives a shit. This was a poorly made doujin fighter.

No tears shed. Out of sight, out of mind.
Seriously, fuck off...
LOL
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Posted on 27 September 12 at 17:22
liddd said:oh shit the anime gamerpic users are PISSED LOOK OUT

NeoStrayCat said:Epic KxLIVE said:Who gives a shit. This was a poorly made doujin fighter.

No tears shed. Out of sight, out of mind.
Seriously, fuck off...
LOL
Don't take me too seriously, I hardly watch anything these days (other than YT and such), I just play whenever I can. And Ignignock, I hope for your sake that info is correct, because I've already posted enough proof the game is still going on, just a tiny unknown publisher hardly does anything (rather for Stronghold 3 and the recently released XBLA game Kung Fu Strike.)
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Posted on 27 September 12 at 17:37
Epic KxLIVE said:Who gives a shit. This was a poorly made doujin fighter.

No tears shed. Out of sight, out of mind.
Seriously, fuck off...

Coming from someone who's playtested the product in America, I can say that it was generally...bad.
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Posted on 27 September 12 at 17:42, Edited on 27 September 12 at 17:43 by NeoStrayCat
And no-one gives 2-shits Epix, seriously...I don't see you rambling on other games on your tag, lol...Next...
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Posted on 27 September 12 at 17:42
This doesn't really bother me as it has never been stated to come out in Europe yet.. and from the trailers it looks really boring. I'll stick with Blazblue, Guilty Gear and Persona 4 Arena when it finally comes out here.

Also Epic did you just insult yourself? O.o
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Posted on 27 September 12 at 17:44
Epic KxLIVE said:Epic KxLIVE said:Who gives a shit. This was a poorly made doujin fighter.

No tears shed. Out of sight, out of mind.
Seriously, fuck off...
Coming from someone who's playtested the product in America, I can say that it was generally...bad.

It wasn't that bad. I played the JP ver it was a easy 1k while not as deep as other fighters (TTT2, SF, DOA) it was enjoyable. I need to go back a finish but wanted to do them both at the same time.