Phantom Breaker Hit With A Delay In Japan

By Ishaan . April 1, 2011 . 9:25am

5pb’s upcoming 2D fighter, Phantom Breaker, was originally slated for an April 28th release. It will no longer be making that date, according to a recent announcement from 5pb, who have delayed the game citing various unspecified reasons.


A new release date for Phantom Breaker hasn’t been decided upon yet, but we’ll keep an eye out for further news. In the mean time, you can try out a demo of Phantom Breaker using a Japanese Xbox Live Silver account.


Phantom Breaker has two types of characters: quick or hard. Quick characters are good at evading and performing long combos, while hard characters are more focused on defense and landing hard hits.

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  • As long as this delay helps fixing abusable glitches, then it’s worth it.

  • Arcm

    If only it was region free. But it won’t be ;_;

  • I hope one of those reasons is making the backgrounds more lively :D

  • malek86

    Oh, this reminds me, I need to download the demo. That stupid week-delay for free users always makes me forget about demos.

  • Code

    I tried the demo a week or two back, and the sprites/animation is kind of nice, but it’s a pretty chunky game (at least so far) not my type of fighter opo;

  • Guest

    PS3 please. Stop showing the 360 love when it’s dead in Japan anyway. Use your head.

    • If @XBoxLiveNation @Microsoft is smart, then they’ll fund international releases of 360 Japan-onlies in #XBLA.

    • Maxwell3000

      I’m a xbox360 hater so your comment makes me smile lol. But in all honesty besides the small character roster, it looks pretty cool.

    • LORDMATRIX2004

      Sony fanboys make me sick! I say let Sony fanboys feel the hurt. Last gen Xbox & Gamecube fans got screwed over left and right. This gen X360 and PS3 are pretty equal as far as quality titles go and major franchise releases go. Wii has a handful of unique Wii only titles and so does X360 and PS3. Stop being so butt hurt every time a game is not out on your precious PS3. Get all 3 systems and stop bitching about and just play games for fun. Be a gemer and not a fanboy. That goes to you also Maxwell3000.

      • Guest

        wtf I own a 360 a Wii and a PS3. But more importantly this game will most likely be REGION LOCKED while if it were on the PS3 it …..wouldn’t be.
        360 JPN developers could care less about exporting to the West it seems anyway.

    • Yeah man… you should realize that if you enjoy playing Video Games… you should probably own/buy an Xbox 360… I don’t understand the “love” you guys have for the PS3.

  • Darkrise

    Well the sprites were definately good, so was the art style but the announcer… God it’s worse than BBCS’s anouncer and the gameplay is ok. Hope the delay is for more improvements.

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