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Retro-styled beat-em-up Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds hits Western Vitas for the first time on July 29, both in North America and Europe. 5pb plans to release details on pricing and DLC soon, though it did confirm - no surprises - a PSN release only. Xbox 360 owners may already be familiar with...

July 16th 2014 at 7:30am 0 Comments
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Microsoft is bringing the Xbox One to Japan on September 4, some ten months after the console first hit store shelves in North America and Europe. Systems with or without Kinect are available at launch, with the peripheral-less unit priced 39,980 yen (around $392). Add in Kinect and the bundle goes...

May 27th 2014 at 6:00am 0 Comments
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International Games System's time-manipulating, gravity-shifting physics puzzler Constant C is getting a worldwide release via Xbox Live Arcade on March 12, Japanese publisher 5pb revealed this week. Constant C stars a rescue robot stranded aboard a space station where time has stopped. The robot...

February 26th 2014 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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5pb Games (aka Mages) is bringing puzzle platformer Constant C to Xbox 360 in Spring 2014, though there's no word on the recently Greenlighted Steam version. The game's Steam Community page also promises Mac and Linux versions "in the near future." Constant C, already out on Windows PC via Desura...

October 8th 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Makoto Asada is developing an unannounced Xbox One game at Mages/5pb, having left his job as head of shoot-em-up specialist Cave to work on the next-gen project. Asada moved on from Cave back in June after five years at the studio, having helped produce Guwange, EspGaluda 2, Akai Katana, and Deaths...

September 6th 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Grasshopper Manufacture and Japanese game publisher 5pb are adapting Liberation Maiden, the 3DS/iOS game in which the teenage president of Japan shoots down enemy structures from her flying mech, into a visual novel for PS3.Liberation Maiden SIN stars Kaido Kiyoto, chief of staff to president Shoko...

April 18th 2013 at 11:45am 0 Comments
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Phantom Breaker Battle Grounds, a new retro-style brawler, arrives on Xbox Live Arcade today, bringing cooperative side-scrolling gameplay for four players, and light RPG elements. It looks very Scott Pilgrim-esque.Like the Scott Pilgrim game, Battle Grounds is an adaptation based on another work,...

February 27th 2013 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Corpse Party was a pleasant surprise on PSP -- well, "pleasant" in that it was a good game. There's nothing pleasant about being trapped in an inescapable nightmare dimension of malicious ghosts and dead children. And now it's moving to iOS, at least in Japan, where it will be even more convenient...

February 6th 2012 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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With all the hubbub lately over SoulCalibur 5's recent release and the impending punches contained within next month's Street Fighter X Tekken, its easy to lose track of more obsure upcoming releases like Phantom Breaker. The 360 exclusive fighter, developed by 5pb of Japan and localized for North...

February 5th 2012 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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You probably have a good idea of what Phantom Breaker is about -- it's a fighting game, after all -- but now you can familiarize yourself with 7sixty's Xbox 360 fighting game with a trailer. Enjoy the flashy effects and big, big combos!

January 6th 2012 at 3:15am 0 Comments
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If you've been following 5pb's Japan-only Xbox fighting game Phantom Breaker, then, well, you're a bit ahead of us. Regardless, the 2D fighter will become a lot more accessible this year, when publisher 7sixty plans to localize it for release in North America. The Amazon page linked to by the pub...

January 4th 2012 at 11:59pm 0 Comments
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We've just received our first Corpse Party game in the west thanks to XSEED. Meanwhile, in Japan, the unfathomably icky adventure game series is getting a third PSP installment, published by 5PB. Dengeki PlayStation magazine reports (via Siliconera) that Corpse Party 2U will be released on PSP in...

December 21st 2011 at 1:00am 0 Comments