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Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds

What we are playing: March 17
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What we are playing: March 17

What we are playing is a weekly column published on Sunday. Select members  of the team talk about the games they’ve been playing over the past week and  which they’re …
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Kurisu Makise joins Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds
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Kurisu Makise joins Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds

A DLC pack released this week for Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds. The Kurisu Pack will set you back 400 MSP and adds new character Kurisu Makise as well as raises …
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Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds review (XBLA)
6 years ago

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds review (XBLA)

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds was developed by Release Universal Network and published by Mages. It was released February 27, 2013 for 800 MSP. A copy was provided for review purposes.

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Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds is a 2D, retro-styled, side-scrolling beat-em-up in a similar vein to 2010’s popular XBLA brawler, Scott Pilgrim vs The World. In Phantom Breaker: Battlegrounds, players take on the role of one of the four colorful starting characters: Mikoto, Waka, Itsuki and Yuzuha, and battle their way through the streets of Tokyo and finally to a Demonsphere universe in order to rescue Waka’s sister Nagi from the clutches of the evil Phantom.

The XBLA game is actually a spinoff of Phantom Breaker, a retail fighting game released in Japan by 5pb, however the presentation ensures no prior knowledge of the characters or story is required. The game is bundled with four modes including Story, Arcade, Co-op, and a PvP Battleground mode. Both multiplayer modes can be played online or offline but do not allow for you to bring your couch buddy into online territory. Read More

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds DLC details revealed
6 years ago

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds DLC details revealed

The game hasn’t even been released yet, but that hasn’t stopped Japanese developers 5pb announcing some DLC for their upcoming beat-em-up, Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds. According to the developer …
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XBLAFans’ most anticipated 2013 XBLA games: Part IV
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XBLAFans’ most anticipated 2013 XBLA games: Part IV

XBLA Games 2013 Day4

Here we are once again at the start of what’s sure to be another fantastic year of XBLA releases. Each day this week XBLAFans will be rolling out a list of eight of our most anticipated Xbox Live Arcade releases of 2013. While we can’t possibly cover every single XBLA game planned for this year, we’ll be giving you a varied list of 40 of the most promising titles we expect to release on XBLA this calendar year. Once it’s all done, be sure to check back in next Monday when each staff member makes his/her picks for the game he/she is most looking forward to.


 

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds

Developer: Division2

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A spinoff of 2011’s (Japan only) Phantom Breaker, Battle Groundsis a 2D brawling side-scroller that ditches the original’s look but keeps the attitude. Up to four player can go on this 8-bit adventure using four members of the original cast, or they can fight each other in an online versus mode.

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Weekly Roundup: December 23 – Happy Holidays
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Weekly Roundup: December 23 – Happy Holidays

Weekly Roundup compiles all the biggest news stories, reviews and features from the week into one handy post on the weekends.

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The holidays are officially upon us. It’s been a busy week around these parts, thanks to our own Andrew Crews, who’s diligently orchestrated yet another year of fantastic giveaways. Today marks the end of The 12 Days of XBLA, and your last chance to score the amazing Grand Prize worth $55 in Xbox Live Arcade games. Be sure to check out the final entry of the contest, and toss your hat in the ring. Finally, we want to wish everyone a very Happy Holidays from all of us here at XBLAFans!

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Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds priced; DLC announced
7 years ago

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds priced; DLC announced

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Japanese developer 5pb Games has revealed in a recent blog post that Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds, the XBLA co-op side-scroller starring characters …
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Weekly Roundup: June 3
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Weekly Roundup: June 3

Weekly Roundup compiles all the biggest news stories, reviews, and releases from the week into one handy post on the weekends.

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Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds media teases 2013 release

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds, the XBLA 2D side-scroller outed the other day by Famitsu, will release exclusively on XBLA in 2013, the above debut trailer reveals. This first trailer is obviously meant for Japan, with an HD version said to be coming at some point during E3 next week. It’s unknown whether or not the high-def cut will be redone for the English-speaking world or not.

Either way, eager gamers can peruse the gallery down below there full of in-game screens and character art emphasizing the new 8-bit-inspired art style. The visuals are a stark departure from the original title’s looks. Conversely, the game’s controls are said to be almost an exact match of those found in the fighting game that preceded it, allowing vets to easily jump right into the fray. Speaking of jumping in, the only characters playable from the start of the adventure will be Mikoto, Waka, Itsuki and Yuzuha. The remainder of the cast will presumably be unlocked as players progress through levels.

Pricing has not yet been decided upon for the spin-off of the 2009 fighting game known simply as Phantom Breaker. A few solid gameplay details have now shaken lose thanks to Famitsu, though. In addition the main game featuring 4-player co-op, there will also be a “Battle Royale” mode that pits players against each other in different scenarios, such as one player taking on three others by his lonesome.

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Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds announced for XBLA
7 years ago

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds announced for XBLA

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Famitsu has revealed that Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds is headed to Xbox Live Arcade in 2013, reports Andriasang. Battle Grounds is a side-scrolling action title from developer 5pb, …
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