Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive can be one heck of a fun beat-'em-up on PlayStation 4, but only under the right conditions. This is a downloadable title that's seemingly got plenty going for it, from its attractive sprite-based art style to its over-the-top combat, but it struggles all too often to fulfil its potential...
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The brilliant looking Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive has been given a worldwide PlayStation 4 release date courtesy of its bombastic new trailer - and it's probably arriving sooner than you think. The side-scrolling beat-'em-up blasts onto Sony's new-gen system this month, on the 21st July. It'll set you back $14.99, but...
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Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive looks absolutely mental, but we mean that in the best possible way. At times during its newest trailer, you can barely see what's happening on the screen because of the sheer amount of carnage, but with a catchy soundtrack and promising role-playing game mechanics, this PlayStation 4...
Originally released last year for the Xbox 360, Phantom Breaker was a fighting game that, while never seeing a Western release, generated a decent following in Japan. Having spawned an arcade and a PlayStation 3 port, it also served as the inspiration for a 2D brawler named Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds, which, after appearing on the...
There’s enough doom on Planet PlayStation Vita to keep id Software in business until the sun implodes, but that doesn’t mean that the handheld is dead yet. In fact, 5pb has quietly announced that the system’s mere days away from receiving a secret smash: pixelated punch-‘em-up Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds. Originally...
You may have heard of Liberation Maiden – Suda51's rather short shooter that launched as part of the Nintendo 3DS game compilation Guild01. Well, did you know that it has a sequel in the form of a visual novel? Previously released on the PlayStation 3 back in December, Liberation Maiden: SIN is now headed to the PlayStation Vita...
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For a franchise featuring such cute characters, 5pb’s visual novel series Corpse Party is anything but adorable. As such, faint-hearted players need not apply to Corpse Party: Blood Drive, the latest instalment in the hideous horror brand. Due out on 24th July in Japan, this outing aims to render the scares in 3D for the...
Side-scrolling brawlers may have fallen out of favour a little since the 16-bit days, but they’re making something of a comeback on the PlayStation Vita. Vanillaware’s striking Dragon’s Crown has already proven that beat-‘em-ups can be commercially viable in the current handheld market – and that means that you should be...
In an age where game development costs rival summer blockbusters, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for the industry to find space for hidden gems. Once the crown jewel of the PSone era, these relatively unknown titles have become less common outside of the indie space. Fortunately, they still exist in Japan, where outings such as...
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Corpse Party: Blood Drive, the third entry in 5pb’s horrific interactive novel series, is set to spook the PlayStation Vita later this year. Announced in Famitsu magazine – and translated by Siliconera – the title will further the fearsome narrative of the haunted Heavenly Host Elementary School. The sequel will pick...
The Corpse Party franchise is only just finding its feet in the West
XSEED translated and released the quirky handheld horror title in the West earlier this month. But Japan's already gearing up for the franchise's third entry, with word of a new game — tentatively titled Corpse Party 2U — appearing in the latest issue of Dengeki PlayStation magazine. Details are scarce, but Siliconera notes..
Promising looking PlayStation Portable exclusive horror adventure, Corpse Party -- which has been receiving rave reviews in North America -- has been lavished with a European release date
Publisher XSEED's confirmed on its official forum that the 16-bit downloadable exclusive will launch on the European PlayStation Store from December 14th for just 14.99 (presumably £11.99). Personally we can't..
The PlayStation Vita may be months away from release, but it sounds like XSEED is planning on sending out the PSP with a bang
It's announced that Corpse Party — the excellent looking horror adventure title that launched in North America earlier in the month — is coming to Europe. XSEED didn't provide a date for the game, but urged fans to keep an eye on the company's Facebook and Twitter..
XSEED has confirmed that Corpse Party is headed to the North American PlayStation Network
The unusual PSP adventure title — derived from an amateur project — boasts hand-drawn 2D sprite art, and depicts the tale of a group of high-school students trapped in a haunted elementary school. The school plays host to the souls of children who have...
In an interview with Japanese website 4Gamer (picked up and kindly translated by AndriaSang), the CEO of publisher 5pb, Chiyomaru Shikura, revealed that his upcoming collaboration with Hideo Kojima could well be an adventure game
"Kojima said that he wanted to make an adventure game," Shikura explained, adding, "we're still at the level of 'let's lock ourselves away in the..
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