Phantom Brave Portable Coming To PSP

By Spencer . July 20, 2010 . 7:45pm

imageNews comes from Degneki PlayStation and it sounds like another port of Phantom Brave.


There’s chatter about Phantom Brave Portable on message boards and a few blogs. Unfortunately, scans haven’t leaked so there aren’t any details about Phantom Brave Portable at this time.


Our guess (while searching for scans) is this is another version of Phantom Brave. That’s based on the name alone, though so take it with a grain of salt.

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  • Kris

    I’ve skipped out on the PS2 and Wii versions of this one, so I might have to pick it up on PSP!

  • *sign* another port.

  • ForeverFidelis

    Eh..I loved phantom Brave, but..

    Another port..?

    Not sure if I care..

    Now a psp Makai Kingdom port would get ALL my money

  • MrRobbyM

    Where’s my Phantom Brave 2?

  • NIS loves porting port of ports. I really dislike NIS and their (recent) poor quality games.

  • Zeik56

    Why are they porting Phantom Brave before Makai Kingdom? Of all the game’s they could port that’s the one I’ve been hoping for and it’s practically the only one they haven’t…

    • I’ve been hoping for a Soul Nomad port myself. I only played it once on the PS2, and if I had a PSP version it’d motivate me to go for the other endings.

  • fenix7

    This game any good? only played disgaeas and makai kingdom.
    Might check this one out

    • Ereek

      I’d say it’s a purely love-it-or-hate it game. I love the game and the freedom it gives you. Instead of “grinding” your characters, you instead focus on everyday objects, like leveling your sword, staff, or even a clump of Grass, a rock, or a flower!

      This one requires a bit more strategy than, say, Disgeaa, because you can’t go all out right from the beginning or you’ll end up with no characters to fight with. It’s closer to Makai Kingdom than Disgaea. If you’ve played Soul Nomad and the World Eaters, it has a direct connection to Phantom Brave.

    • ZeroBlitz

      If you liked both Disgaea and Makai Kingdom then you should definitely enjoy Phantom Brave. Slightly more complicated battle system like Makai Kingdom but more story focused like Disgaea.

      It may seem confusing at first but once you pick up the basics it just seems like any other awesome NIS game.

      Plus Marona and Ash are more likeable than most of Disgaea’s cast.

  • doubletaco

    I guess since Last Rebellion didn’t work NIS is going back to cheap ports of old properties.

    That is, unless it’s a new Phantom Brave game. I sure hope so, since I loved Phantom Brave on the PS2. I’m just not interested in giving NIS money on a rehash like this.

  • JustaGenericUser

    If they were going to port another game I would have hoped for Makai Kingdom since I haven’t played it yet and it’s very hard to find. I mean, I haven’t played Phantom Brave either but I can just get that on the Wii. Not so with MK. Ah well.

    • ZeroBlitz

      Don’t you have the internet? sells it for $43.98 new, $20.98 used.

      Living in the UK I got it off as soon as I finished Phantom Brave.

  • Electrium

    I’m on board for almost everything NIS does, but eh…we didn’t need this. Unless it’s a new game, which it probably isn’t.

  • “Degneki”

    You made a mistake, Spencer O:

    Tired when wrote this? Probably; tired of all of the ports and rehashes as of late.

  • Pichi

    Depends on the new stuff if I’ll bite again. Of course, if its new, I’ll be all over it.

    Wouldn’t mind a Makai Kingdom port. Go Pram!

    • ZeroBlitz

      It just means you need a more balanced team than in Disgaea so you can’t get away with a single overpowered character. It still isn’t a very hard game.

  • holyPaladin

    Hmm Phantom Brave….Don’t like it too much because of the limited turn of summoning

    • That was where the meat of the strategy was. You actually had to think about when to summon which characters and stagger the confining out


  • Draparde

    I’ll enjoy this game whole heartedly if it has better bonus’/extra characters than the Wii version…granted if its a new phantom brave game it’s a day 1 buy.

  • I sort of wanted the Wii version, but a PSP version is even better.

  • lostinblue

    If they’re porting the one and only port they did to the Wii of their catalog, they might as well port the ports they did for PSP to it.

    That said I tend to prefer S-RPG’s on portables, but buying Phantom Brave for the 3rd time is too much.

  • This is without a doubt the best tactical RPG I have ever played and I don’t care if it makes me a whore but I will be waiting outside the store day 1 for this. Can’t wait!

  • Soma

    While I definitely think that Phantom Brave is the right kind of game to be available on a portable, I don’t think that it’s necessary. How many people are going to want to buy this game again?

  • rar, obviously, they need to lower the framerate and increase the load times 10-fold to even have a chance to compete with the great Mana Khemia 1 PSP port.

  • Woa, i guess this was did pretty well in japan o.0

  • eliel

    i hope its a sequel

  • I don’t mind if they’re porting Phantom Brave (since I haven’t played it yet). But will it get localized? I kinda doubt with with the Wii version that came out lately.

    • LastFootnote

      Almost certainly not. NISA isn’t even localizing the La Pucelle PSP port that came out last year.

      • La Pucelle has different issues than Phantom Brave. Mastiff licensed it and made their own translation. NISA would have to re-localize La Pucelle or acquire the rights to Mastiff’s work.

        The Phantom Brave translation, on the other hand, was produced by NISA.

        • LastFootnote

          Fair enough. Be that as it may, there are a lot of other factors involved.

          1. A port of Phantom Brave was just recently released. From what I heard, its sales were lackluster in the US (which is unfortunate, if true).
          2. The PSP is the least popular gaming system in the US, so sales of PSP games are limited. From everything I’ve heard, NISA is trying to concentrate on the PS3 market.
          3. NISA seems committed to bringing over most Gust and Idea Factory titles, many of which are not ports.

          I guess what I’m trying to say is, even if Phantom Brave on the PSP is cheaper to localize, I don’t think it’s likely to happen. Maybe I’ll be proven wrong.

  • Natat

    Oh, another Phantom Brave port… where’s the Soul Nomad port?

  • Hopefully we get this ^_^ I love PSP ports (if they are good) even though I haven’t played the PS2 or WII version yet…

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