Need more evidence that we are currently in a second fighting game boom? Ladies and gentleman, I present to you http://www.trueachievements.com/Phantom-Breaker-xbox-360.htm
, a female heavy fighting game designed by the small Japanese company 5pb, will be getting the localization treatment and a full release for North America. Visual novel artist Hiro Suzuhira is responsible for the character designs and artwork, which I would make a bigger deal out of if I had any familiarity at all with her work.
What I am familiar with at at least, is anime influenced fighting games. Here's a gameplay video taken from the Japanese version of Phantom Breaker
which was released this past June. While the gameplay on display is basic, it shows the style of the game so those that like the aesthetic of BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
, but not the air combo heavy gameplay, may want to keep an eye out for Phantom Breaker
In an exclusive with Silconera
, Southpeak Interactive confirmed they are helping to handle the North American release of Phantom Breaker
. In addition, they revealed that a special edition will also be available when the title is released later this year. The special edition will come with a mini-strategy guide featuring the artwork of Hiro Suzuhira, two double-sided posters and a desk calendar.
Finally, here are some screenshots so you can get a better look at the art design: Phantom Breaker
will arrive in North America early this year. You can still pre-order the special edition from Amazon (US)
or Amazon (CA)
for only $39.99.