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

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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.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.