Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds takes the heroes and villains of its fighting game predecessors and drops them into a chibi Tokyo.

The result is a sidescrolling beat ëem up that takes an age-old formula popularised by the likes of Double Dragon and updates the experience with a simplified lane system, fighting game control system and persistent, upgradeable characters.

Mikoto, Waka, Itsuki and Yuzuha will have to battle through waves of the pixelated possessed, obtaining secret moves, special abilities, and stat boosts if they ever hope to recover the innocent Nagi from the mysterious Phantom and continue the Kumon family legacy.

Key Features
ï8 customisable characters with unique abilities, items and upgradeable stats
ï10 levels set in the Japanese capitalís various famous districts including Akihabara and more
ïPersistent play across Story, Arcade, Co-op and Competitive modes with up to 4 players
ïStory Mode – Enjoy a lighthearted story as you battle Phantom’s minions across 8 stages inspired by famous Tokyo districts.
ïArcade Mode – Challenge yourself to get the biggest combo, the highest score, or the fastest completion time.
ïLocal Multiplayer – Easy to learn mechanics make playing with your friends a snap. Team up with your friends for the local co-op campaign, or go to the battlegrounds arena and fight a pitched PVP battle! Up to 4 players supported.
ïCustomizable, Persistent Characters – 4 starting characters and 6 unlockable ones. Each character has a fully customizable stat and skill tree, and levels persist between all modes. Choose a favorite character and build them how you like! Every character has unique special attacks.
ïRetro Charm – Vibrant sprite graphics and a catchy chiptune-inspired soundtrack for the discerning retro gamer!

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