7sixty Games Visits FUNimation

The crew over at 7sixty stopped by the office yesterday to show off their latest game, Phantom Breaker.  7sixty signed a deal with Japanese developer 5pb to bring the cult fighting game to North America in early 2012. Developed for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, Phantom Breaker takes its cue from classic 2D brawlers.

7sixty is preparing a very special edition version of the game for North America that will only be available in limited numbers. The special edition will include a mini strategy guide featuring top tips for each fighters along with stunning concept artwork by renowned Japanese manga artist Hiro Suzuhira, a desk calendar featuring characters from the game and two double-sided posters.  For the full press release on Phantom Breaker, please click here.

We got an advance look at the game, which we played on an Xbox development kit.  Of course, we had to play as Rimi from Chaos;HEAd and Kurisu from Steins;Gate. Check out these gorgeous screenshots from the game.

Phantom Breaker tells the story of a mysterious Japanese fighting tournament organized by a shady character called Phantom, each combatant must take on a range of increasingly powerful foes with the winner gaining the opportunity to grant any wish they desire. Players can choose from a range of gorgeous girls (and a couple of guys) before opting for a quick or hard fighting style, which favor super-fast combos or stronger defense. Through well-timed attacks or blocks, the player can charge their Overdrive bar, which can be unleashed to perform speedier attacks or temporarily increase defense.

Scheduled for Xbox 360 in early 2012, there is more information available about Phantom Breaker on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pb.7sixty and on the official Phantom Breaker website at https://phantombreaker.7sixty.com. Check out the trailer below and PRE-ORDER NOW!!!!.