Phantom Breaker Is Still Coming; No, It’s Not Cancelled

By Ishaan . August 30, 2012 . 1:30pm

5pb’s almost-all-gals fighting game, Phantom Breaker, was supposed to be released in North America sometime this year. 7Sixty Games had the game scheduled for a summer release, but then, it dropped off the face of the planet.


Don’t worry, though; it’s still coming. 7Sixty Posted this message to the game’s Facebook page yesterday:


We’re hot off the heels of a Phantom Breaker status meeting. We’ve been working with Microsoft as quickly as we can to get everything on the business end squared away for launch. The process is moving forward, but it hasn’t been moving along as quickly as we thought it would be over the past week.


Things tend to slow down when big shows are on the horizon (anyone going to be at PAX by chance?) so we should be moving forward again after the holiday weekend.


As we said in the comments late last week there are still some giveaways planned for launch which includes one last Eightarc stick! Not only that, but some of us here will be jumping online to join you in some matches via Xbox Live.


Thanks to all the fans that have stuck with us through this. It’s great to see people so supportive of the game, even through the snags we’ve hit along the way.


So no, Phantom Breaker isn’t cancelled. It’s still coming… just that no one knows when, exactly. While you wait, you can read our interview with the game’s director, where he talks about standing out from the crowd.

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  • junjoontea

    It’s nice to see developers and publishers like 5pb to give fans reassurance that their games are still moving forward. :>

  • Wait, the Amazon date is a placeholder? damn :( . Well, if it’s bug fixes and stuff I’ll wait, I got the demo a few days ago, and I can’t stop playing, even with only 4 characters.

  • SaberSaurus

    i’m surprised a japanese dev is working on a niche title on Xbox O.o

    • Hraesvelgr

      Really? Niche titles are probably the most common games for the 360 in Japan, because that’s about all it appeals to.

  • Quinton Cunningham

    I can’t help but think that the time for this game has passed now that P4A has hit. I’ll still buy it, as $40 is an excellent price for an awesome looking CE, but I imagine its audience has shrunk quite a bit.

    • Maybe. I feel the same way, to be honest. People I know are already receiving their copies of Aquapazza, not to mention DoA next month. The void is already being quickly filled – if you haven’t been playing P4A and Skullgirls already.
      I’ll still grab the game, but the original release date would have been ideal. 

  • This is great news!

  • carlospsp

    Aquapazza seems much better than this.

    • Luna Kazemaru

      It is

  • $24431191

    After playing P4A, I now have a greater interest in 2D fighters. I think I may end up getting this game.

  • Istillduno

    Great now all we need is an EU publisher, that’s unless 7Sixty have the sense to not region lock this anyway, will import day one if it will play on an EU 360.

  • Chrome Lore

    Yeah, my pre-order for this game was just refunded by Amazon who said that it was due to a lack of availability. GameStop’s Phantom Breaker page is not available. So is it cancelled *now*?

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