Publisher and developer Rocket Panda Games today announced Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Ultimate (PBBGU) is available for pre-order beginning June 27, 2024 with a brand new trailer showing gameplay and revamped artwork for the first time! The 2D side-scrolling action game is set to release on Switch February 13th, 2025.

Revamped Gameplay: Gameplay has been rebuilt from scratch in Unreal Engine 5, giving smoother gameplay and flashier special attacks.

Online Co-op and Versus Modes: Team up with friends in local co-op or challenge up to 8 fighters from around the world cross-platform.

Play as the Enemy: Take on the role of powerful adversaries from the Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds universe, each with their own distinct combat style and abilities in Arcade Mode.

Original Soundtrack Remastered: Players can choose an all-new soundtrack composed by all-girl J-rock band the Phantom Breakers or the classic versions from PBBG or PBBG Overdrive.

Please stay tuned for more information regarding physical editions in Japan, Asia and Europe. PBBGU will be available in one digital edition and two physical editions in North America: Standard and Ultimate, respectively.

The Phantom Breaker series started out as a 2D fighting game in 2011, developed by 5pb / MAGES, and the beat-‘em-up spin-off “Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds” was published in 2013 by 5pb / MAGES. In March 2022, Rocket Panda Games released Phantom Breaker: Omnia, featuring two guest characters, Kurisu Makise from Steins;Gate and Rimi Sakihata from Chaos;Head, as well as two brand new characters created specifically for “Phantom Breaker: Omnia.” In June 2022, Rocket Panda Games acquired the Phantom Breaker IP and is committed to maximizing the series’ potential for fans around the world.

[Press release]

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