5pb./Mages, developer of the Phantom Breaker series and Steins Gate, announces its upcoming title, Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive, is coming to North America on the PS4 this summer.
Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive is a cooperative, side-scrolling beat’em up. But don’t mistaken it for just another brawler. Its got an in-depth combat system thanks to roots stretching back to the hit 2D fighting game Phantom Breaker. Its cast of four playable characters from Phantom Breaker (Mikoto, Waka, Itsuki and Yuzuha), and Makise Kurisu of Steins Gate guest starring as a DLC character, sport moves any fighting game player would recognize — burst gauges, dodges, guard breaks, and more. As your character levels up, you’ll apply skill points to gain new abilities and hit harder and faster!There are some new things that are special just for the PS4 release such as new skills and abilities for deeper character customization: Triple Jumps, Air Dash Attacks, Shadow Clones, and more! and an Increased chaos where the levels now have gigantic hordes of enemies flooding the screen, and the item drops to match. There are also alternate routes were you can discover secret routes that lead you to new items, different enemies, and new skills! The PS4 version also has new items like Out Range and Aura Items which can now be combined to expand your tactical options. And out will also be entertained with some newly arranged music that was leveled up by the PS4! Incredible arrangements with 8 FM synthesis tones and 1 ADPCM tone!Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive for PS4 will retail for $14.99. The Makise Kurisu DLC retails for $5.99.
Some of the games Key Features include:
- Story Mode: Battle through 8 deadly stages filled with crazy enemies. Level up your characters to unlock devastating new skills and build up your attack strength, defense, and speed.
- Arcade Mode: Test your skill for the best scores and times, and compare them against the world on global leaderboards.
- Co-op Mode: Play with up to 4 players with online and local multiplayer.
- Battleground Mode: Enjoy a fierce battle royale using your leveled up characters.
- Fight as Itsuki, Yuzuha, Waka, and Mikoto from Phantom Breaker, each with their own signature moves and attacks.
- Play as Makise Kurisu from popular anime and game series Steins;Gate, available as DLC at launch.
More information can be found on the official website at http://5pb.jp/games/pbbgod/en/.