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Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive

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The game you've been waiting for! The High-intensity action game is now available on Nintendo Switch!

INFORMATION

  • Title
    Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive
  • Genre
    Mass Multiplayer Battle Action Game
  • Planned Release Date
    December 7th, 2017. *May use "2017" at reveal timing.
  • Platform
    Nintendo Switch™
  • Price
    1000 yen (w/tax) *9.99USD, 7.99EUR
  • Number of players
    Story Mode: 1
    Arcade Mode (Score Attack): 1
    CO-OP Mode: 1-4 players
    Battle Grounds Mode (Versus Play): 2-4 players
  • Supported play modes.
    TV mode,Table mode,Cellular mode
  • Supported languages
    Voice: Japanese
    Text: Japanese, English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Chinese (simplified), Russian
  • Rating

NEW FEATURE

  • This product is a port to the Nintendo Switch from an existing Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive from another device, but some portions will differ from the PS4 version.

  • All downloadable contents including the Kurisu Makise DLC, Frau Koujiro DLC, Additional BGM DLC, and Kemo Mimi Costume Pack, which are available for separate purchase on other devices, are all included.

  • The game balance has been adjusted, such as the strengths of skills and enemy positionings.
    The alternate routes in the PS4 version has been omitted, to avoid over complication.

  • The Online Multiplayer and the Arcade Mode's Online Ranking will be implemented via free update after Nintendo Inc. officially launches the Nintendo Switch Online service planned for 2018.

STORY

Japan's capital, Tokyo.

The mysterious man, Phantom, has been operating in the shadows in order to regain his immense powers, which have been sealed.

He granted a weapon called FA (Fu-mantion Artifact) to young talented individuals, and enticed them into battle by promising them to grant their wish if they win in battle.

This is because the clash between the FAs will generate a distortion in space and time, creating an opening that leads to an alternate world. This opening will eventually unseal his powers.

Waka, the young daughter from the Kumon family belonging to a clan of exorcists rebelling against Phantom, and Mikoto, who offered cooperation, tried to stop this conspiracy, but lost him just before defeating him. In addition, Waka's younger sister Nagi has been kidnapped by Phantom.

Itsuki, who yearns to become the hero of Justice, and Yuzuha, a ninja who once managed to escape Phantom's seduction, also joins the fight, and the 4 girls set out on a search mission to track down Phantom and save Nagi.

GAME SYSTEM

  • "Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive" is a battle action game where players proceed through the stage defeating countless enemies, defeating the boss that awaits at the end of the stage, then moving on to the next stage. The game is enjoyable by simply mashing a button, but the player can enjoy various actions using a combination of controls. This section will explain the game system.

  • Controls

    • move
    • weak attack button
    • Mid attack button
    • Strong attack button
    • SP button
    • line movement button
    • Long ranged attack button
    • Pause Menu Button
    • Empowered Special/Super Finishing Special
    • Overdrive/Emergency
    • *Default settings

    Basic Controls

    • Moving forward
      Press the L stick in the intended direction to move forward.
    • Crouch
      Press the L stick down to crouch in place.
    • Jump
      Press the L stick up to jump. You can also jump diagonally.
    • Guard
      Leaving the L stick in neutral position without taking any action will guard the enemy attacks.
    • Crouching guard.
      Pressing the L stick down without taking any action will guard the enemy's low attacks.
    • Weak Attack
      Launch a weak but fast attack
    • Mid Attack
      Launch an attack stronger than the Weak Attack
    • Strong Attack
      Launch an attack stronger than the Mid Attack.
    • SP
      Launch various skills by combining with the L stick and other attack buttons.
    • Dash
      Press the L stick in the running direction twice rapidly to dash forward.
    • Line movement.
      Press the L button to move to the opposite line.
    • Revive.(*During CO-OP only)
      Mash the attack buttons near an incapacitated player to revive them.

    Practical Controls

    • Throw
      Approach an enemy and press the L Stick + Attack Button to throw an enemy.
    • Clash
      If the two characters' dash or attacks hit each other they will be in a clash state.
    • Guard Break
      Guarding the enemy's attack for a prolonged period will change the color of the guard effect, signalling that the guard will soon break.
      During guard break, you will be defenseless for a set period of time.
    • Back Attack
      Press an attack button at the moment you receive an attack from behind.
    • Back Step
      Hold the SP button and press the L stick toward the character's back.
    • Out Range Attack
      Press the Mid Attack Button + Strong Attack Button together to launch an Out Range Attack that is capable of attacking in a wider range. The properties of the Out Range Attack will vary depending on the amount of Burst Gauge charged (*uses Burst Gauge 0-99%)
    • Empowered Out Range Attack
      Press the Mid Attack Button + Strong Attack Button together while your Burst Gauge is charged 100% or more to activate a fully empowered Out Ranged Attack (uses all burst gauge 100%~)
    • Throw Break
      Press the command for a "Throw" when the opponent is about to throw you, in order to escape their throw.
    • Recovery
      Press one of the buttons during air hit stagger, wall hit stagger, or knockdown landing to immediately get back up.
    • Rising action.
      Mash any of the buttons while knocked down to rise back up quickly. You can also hold the direction input toward the back of the character to rise up backwards.
    • Slip Shift.
      Press the L Stick toward the enemy immediately before taking a hit. If successful, you can evade the enemy attack (only on ground"
    • Reflection
      Press the SP button immediately before taking damage. If successful you can parry the enemy attack and make them stagger and create an opening.
    • Emergency Mode.
      Press the SP button while taking damage and being staggered to activate an emergency evasion skill. Although, this will consume a portion of your life gauge. In addition, more than 25% of life gauge is required for activation.
    • Pick up an equippable item.
      Press the L Stick down to pick up an equippable item.
  • Skill

    You can gain experience points in this game by defeating enemies and collecting items, and will level up once reaching a certain amount of experience. You can use the skill points you obtained in the Skill Setup screen and increase the desired parameters. You can also unlock new skills. It is up to the player to decide which parameters to increase or which skill to unlock first. However, there are certain prerequisite skills in order to learn the latter half of the skills, so be sure to check the skill tree. You can re-distribute the points at any time, even if you make a mistake.

    Parameters

    • ATTACK
      Increasing this parameter will raise attack power.
    • DEFENSE
      Increasing this parameter will raise defense power.
    • SPEED.
      Increasing this parameter will increase the speed of each action.

    Skill

    • DASH
      You will be able to attack while dashing.
    • High Jump LV1
      You will be able to perform a high jump by inputting ↓↑ rapidly.
    • High Jump LV2
      Your high jumps will become higher, and longer.
    • Double Jump
      You will be able to jump again during a jump.
    • Triple Jump
      You will be able to perform a 3 step jump.
    • Guard Cancel
      You will be able to perform a Guard Cancel.
    • EX Guard
      Your guard will be strengthened.
    • Air Throw.
      You will be able to perform a throw in the air.
    • EX Throw
      Your throw range will increase, and damage also increases.
    • EX Back Attack
      Your back attack is strengthened, and will be able to blow enemies away
    • Air Dash
      You will be able to perform a dash during a jump.
    • Phantom Dash
      Your dash will go through enemies.
    • Air Dash Attack
      You will be able to perform an attack during air dash
    • Shadow Attack
      During a combo, attack with an afterimage of yourself.
    • Combo LV1
      You will be able to perform a Mid Attack combination attack.
    • Combo LV2
      You will be able to perform a Strong Attack combination attack.
    • SP Attack LV1
      A Special Attack will be added.
    • SP Attack LV2
      The damage output and other properties improve.
    • EX Attack
      Use 100% of your gauge to perform an Empowered Special Attack.
    • Phantom Break.
      Use 200% of your gauge to perform an Ultra Special Attack.
    • Counter Burst LV1
      Perform a counter attack by holding the SP button.
    • Counter Burst LV2
      The Counter attack is strengthened, and enemies blow black.
    • Critical Burst.
      Use 200% of your gauge to perform a powerful counter attack.
    • Overdrive LV1
      Activate overdrive that lets you attack and move rapidly for a short period of time.
    • Overdrive LV2
      The duration of Overdrive increases, and the speed increases.
    • Overdrive LV3
      The Overdrive duration and speed rises to maximum
  • Equipable items

    After clearing the game once, some enemies may drop equippable items when they are defeated. These items are split into 2 general categories: Out Range Item, and Aura Item. Grab the items by getting close to it on the ground and pressing down on the L Stick.

    Out Range Item

    An Out Range Item, as it may sound, changes the properties of your Out Range Attacks, and there are 5 types of them. You can only equip one at a time, and picking up a new one will automatically disable the previously equipped item.

    • Lightning Strike
      The basic equipped Out Range Attack. High in homing capability, but low damage output.
    • Explosion
      Blow enemies away with a fiery explosion. It is a fast and easy-to-use Out Range Attack
    • Ice Wall
      A wall of ice will emerge from the ground. It will cover your character's surroundings.
    • Meteor
      It outputs massive damage to enemies if it hits, but whether it will hit or miss is based on luck.
    • Recovery
      Summon an area of healing. While within range your life gauge recovers automatically.

    Aura Item

    Aura Items grant effects just by wearing them, and there are a total of 4 types. During CO-OP Mode, the effects apply to the entire team. You can only equip one at a time, and picking up a new one will automatically disable the previously equipped item.

    • Experience Plus (EXP Plus)
      Increase the chance of dropping bigger experience items.
    • Coin Plus
      Increase the chance of dropping bigger coin items.
    • Attack Plus (ATK Plus)
      Increase attack. During Multiplayer mode, attack increases according to the number of players equipped.
    • Defense Plus (DEF Plus)
      Increase Defense. During Multiplayer mode, defense increases according to the number of players equipped.
  • Item

    Items drop when defeating enemies and destroying trash cans. These items can be picked up just by touching them. The types of items are the following.

    Food items

    Obtaining them recovers your HP. Each character has their likes and dislikes, and will determine the amount of HP recovered.

    Point items

    The items shaped like money are point items. The item's score increases according to the strength of the enemy and number of combos performed.

    Power-up Item.

    • Red Gem
      Obtaining them grant experience. The experience amount increases by its shape from spherical, square, and diamond shapes, respectively.
    • Blue Gem
      Increases Burst Gauge. Amount increases by its shape from spherical, square, and diamond shapes, respectively.
    • Flashing Gem
      For a period of time, enter Solid Armor Overdrive state. Active duration increases by its shape of spherical, square, and diamond shapes, respectively. The Solid Armor removes the hit stagger when taking damage, and your Mid and Strong attacks increases the enemy's hit stagger duration.
  • By defeating enemies and collecting experience items dropped from those enemies, the player's chosen character will level up, at which time points will be granted that can be distributed to strengthen the character. The bosses are strong, so be sure to level your character before challenging them. It is also a good idea to lower the difficulty in order to level up first, then try again. In that case, don't forget to acquire new skills by exiting the stage first.

    Since it is possible to have 4 players maximum in CO-OP play, battling with the help of your friends is another strategy. During CO-OP play, the number of enemies and the items dropped by enemies are increased, so it is easier to level up.

    The enemy base is a maze. There are several holes that connect each scene, so you need to go through the correct ones to get to the boss. However, they are not random, so if you map them out, you can surely make it through.

    Clearing the game once is not the end. Go for a higher difficulty level. Let's see if you can you clear the Nightmare Plus difficulty.

CHARACTER

  • The characters that the players can choose are main characters, sub characters, and guest characters. The main characters are the story's main characters, playable in Story Mode with voice acting, and are playable in all of the modes from the beginning. The sub characters initially appear as boss characters, but after meeting certain criteria, they become playable characters. These characters are not playable in Story Mode, but are playable in Arcade, CO-OP, and Battle Grounds modes. The Guest Characters have no relation to the story, but are popular characters from other works of MAGES/5pb. They are also playable in Arcade, CO-OP, and Battle Grounds modes.

  • Main Character: Playable in all modes.

    Mikoto Nishina CV: Nana Mizuki

    A college music major, with black hair and a large sword.
    She's a standard character that's easy to fight with.

    Special Moves

    • Schneidend
      Deploy a sword-shaped aura.
    • Gestrichen
      Performs a combination aerial attack after lifting the opponent.
    • Geschwind
      Perform a high speed rushing thrust with sword.

    Super Finishing Moves

    • Schaurig
      A powerful attack that shoots a laser-like aura from the sword.
    *The inputs are based on when the character is facing right.

    Waka Kumon CV: Miyu Matsuki

    The eldest daughter and shrine maiden of the Kumon family, a clan of exorcists.
    She specializes in long-range attacks with her naginata.

    Special Moves

    • Suitouha
      an impact wave that charges along the ground.
    • Kouryuha
      an anti-air attack that strikes upward while spinning.
    • Sougetsu Jin
      Charges forward while pointing the Naginata forward.

    Super Finishing Moves

    • Ultimate Spear: Strangling Dragon Formation
      A powerful attack that swirls up nearby enemies in a tornado.
    *The inputs are based on when the character is facing right.

    Itsuki Kouno CV: Akiko Hasegawa

    A formerly-wealthy young lady turned maid, who yearns to become a hero of justice.
    She's a power-type character who uses charges and spinning attacks.

    Special Moves

    • Vapor Wave
      A strike attack that pulverizes everything in its path.
    • Barrett Stinger
      Attacks nearby enemies by spinning.
    • Faik Helix
      a surprise raid attack from above with a hammer.

    Super Finishing Moves

    • Horizontal Grand Slam
      A powerful attack that summons a giant energy bullet.
    *The inputs are based on when the character is facing right.

    Yuzuha Fujibayashi CV: Aki Toyosaki

    An energetic high schooler who is a descendant of the ninjas.
    A speed type character using fast and tricky movements to perform combos.

    Special Moves

    • Hail
      Throw several shurikens simultaneously from the air.
    • Reppashou
      Charge against an enemy rapidly with an elbow thrust, and blow them away with Ki blast
    • Rakuhouzan
      Momentarily disappear before striking enemy.

    Super Finishing Moves

    • Kasumi Musou
      Stun the enemy before releasing a powerful combination attack.
    *The inputs are based on when the character is facing right.
  • Sub Characters: Meeting certain criteria will let the player use them in CO-OP mode, Arcade Mode, and Battle Grounds Mode.

    Eimu -M- CV: Satomi Moriya

    Known as a scavenger, she lends a hand to Phantom to fulfill her urges for destruction.
    She has a tricky attack style.

    Special Moves

    • Meteor Blast
      Deploy a ball of fire.
    • Junk Rolling
      A spinning charge attack.
    • Rubble Crush
      A shock wave that moves along the round.

    Super Finishing Moves

    • Decult Wanderers
      A powerful attack that rains down a countless amount of bombs.
    *The inputs are based on when the character is facing right.

    Cocoa CV: Ai Matayoshi

    A dreamer who lends a hand for Phantom to make the video game world a reality.
    A rush-type character who has powerful charge skills.

    Special Moves

    • Stumper Flugel
      A charge attack that slices through everything in its path.
    • Kruzes Messer
      a low claw attack that approaches the enemy rapidly.
    • Barbarischer Nagel
      A strike throw that deploys her sharp claws.

    Super Finishing Moves

    • Unendliche Angst
      A powerful charge attack.
    *The inputs are based on when the character is facing right.

    Infinity CV: Akeru Semi

    A being created by Phantom
    Using powerful projectiles, he never lets an enemy get close to him.

    Special Moves

    • Blade of Extinction
      Turn his own force into countless blades to attack.
    • Trembling Earth
      Erect a giant sword from the ground.
    • Bloody Lynchpin
      Create a fiery explosion on the ground, all while in the air.

    Super Finishing Moves

    • Confession of Conversion
      Deploy a powerful concentration of force.
    *The inputs are based on when the character is facing right.

    Nagi Kumon CV: Nana Inoue

    Waka's younger sister, who was kidnapped by Phantom. She's usually lacking in battle prowess, but....
    She fights using an evil-dwelling katana, and the distortion of space-time.

    Special Moves

    • Jikuuzan
      slices from out of range using the distortion of space-time.
    • Ibara
      erects numerous amounts of blades from the ground.
    • Gekkazan
      rolls in a low profile position before cutting upwards. An attack that covers both offense and defense.

    Super Finishing Moves

    • Kogetsutou
      summons her own slices further and far larger.
    *The inputs are based on when the character is facing right.

    Eiru -L- CV: Satomi Moriya

    A clone of Eimu. Her personality is the exact opposite. She saves Mikoto and her friends from danger.
    Her moves properties are slightly different from Eimu's.

    Special Moves

    • Meteor Blast
      Deploy a ball of fire.
    • Junk Rolling
      A spinning charge attack.
    • Rubble Crush
      A shock wave that moves along the round.

    Super Finishing Moves

    • Decult Wanderers
      A powerful attack that rains down a countless amount of bombs.
    *The inputs are based on when the character is facing right.

    Shiro Mikoto CV: Nana Mizuki

    Mikoto from a parallel universe. At this point in time, there are a total of 3 Mikotos, including Aka Mikoto, who only appears as an enemy.
    Her moves properties are slightly different from Mikoto's

    Special Moves

    • Schneidend
      Deploy a sword-shaped aura.
    • Gestrichen
      Performs a combination aerial attack after lifting the opponent.
    • Geschwind
      Perform a high speed rushing thrust with sword.

    Super Finishing Moves

    • Schaurig
      A powerful attack that shoots a laser-like aura from the sword.
    *The inputs are based on when the character is facing right.
  • Guest: Playable in CO-OP mode, Arcade Mode, and Battle Grounds Mode.

    Kurisu Makise CV: Mami Imai

    A guest character from "Steins; Gate." Apparently she wound up in battle without fully grasping the situation.
    She fights with Future Gadgets with combat components, and with cooperation from fellow Lab Members.

    Special Moves

    • Future Gadget #1
      Shoot a small-sized Bit Particle
    • Future Gadget #5
      a flamethrower attack using the Vacuum Dryer.
    • Future Gadget #4
      Charge attack before setting up a landmine and exploding it.

    Super Finishing Moves

    • Steins; Gate's Decision
      A powerful attack that crushes a satellite onto the opponent.
    *The inputs are based on when the character is facing right.

    Frau Koujiro CV: Kaori Nazuka

    A guest character from "Robotics; Notes." She says she just suddenly realized that she will be joining the fight.

    Special Moves

    • Compact Taser Gun
      Deploys a ricocheting electric bullet.
    • Mono Ball
      Drop a ball of unknown substance from the sky.
    • Guntsuku 1 Stands Tall
      Summons Guntsuku 1 to stand as a wall

    Super Finishing Moves

    • Gunvarrel Ankstriker
      A powerful dash punch performed by Gunvarrel.
    *The inputs are based on when the character is facing right.
  • Enemy: The enemies that stand in the way of the player are categorized into 4 major types.

    Kagebito (Shadow)

    Ordinary people who have been brainwashed by Phantom. They are controlled by a mask-like parasite on their head. This parasite will eventually consume the host, giving it even more power.

    "T-DA" monsters.

    Monsters materialized from Cocoa's strong will, originally from the video game called "T-DA."

    Robot Soldiers of Wahrheit

    A military robot unit controlled by a man named Kurosawa. They are known as Wahrheit

    Sorcerer's under the command of Phantom

    Sorcerers who follow Phantom. They attack with powerful spells.

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