Anime-style fighting game Phantom Breaker was first released in 2011, appearing in arcades all across Japan. Although the game received an updated console version titled Phantom Breaker: Extra in 2013, it still did not see a release outside Japan. Now, nearly ten years after the game first premiered, Phantom Breaker is finally making its way to the West.
Phantom Breaker will be receiving yet another remastered version, this time titled Phantom Breaker: Omnia. Omnia, which will be releasing for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC in 2021, will feature a full English dub in addition to the original Japanese audio. Western players will have the option to choose between the two audio tracks when they start the game.
Developed and published by Mages, a company more traditionally known for visual novels, Phantom Breaker tells the story of a group of characters who are forced into a fighting tournament by a mysterious antagonist known as the "Phantom". Each participant is granted a "Fu-mension Artifact," which provides them with a unique fighting style. The last surviving character will receive a wish from the Phantom - but they have to be careful, because using their artifact too many times could lead to the destruction of the entire world.
Phantom Breaker: Omnia will include 20 playable characters, including guest fighters from other Mages titles, including Chaos;Head and Steins;Gate. Two of the characters were created exclusively for Omnia, and their playstyles and abilities have not yet been revealed.
While the game will be released digitally on all of the platforms mentioned above, publisher Rocket Panda Games (which is in charge of Phantom Breaker's localization) is teaming up with Limited Run Games to produce a physical version. This will be released later in 2021 for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
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