In a time of rapid technological development, 5pb.Games and MAGES strives to provide deliver fun and exciting experiences to audiences worldwide. With a strong focus on visual novels, 5pb has developed and published several well-received IPs including the Phantom Breaker series and Steins;Gate in its native country of Japan.

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive Comes to Nintendo Switch!

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive for Nintendo Switch To Be Released Worldwide on Nintendo e-shop on December 7, 2017

Tokyo, Japan – November 15, 2017 – MAGES. Inc. (Minato-ku, Tokyo, Executive Director: Chiyomaru Shikura, President and Representative Director: Toyoki Ohta, Game Operation Brand: 5pb) are pleased to announce that they will be releasing their popular action game “Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive” for Nintendo Switch worldwide on December 7, 2017.

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive is an intense cooperative, side-scrolling beat’em up. But don’t mistaken it for just another brawler. Its got an in-depth combat system thanks to roots stretching back to the hit 2D fighting game Phantom Breaker. Its cast of four playable characters from Phantom Breaker (Mikoto, Waka, Itsuki and Yuzuha) sport moves any fighting game player would recognize — burst gauges, dodges, guard breaks, and more. As your character levels up, you’ll apply skill points to gain new abilities and hit harder and faster! Playable guest characters Makise Kurisu and Frau from the popular visual novels Steins;Gate and Robotics;Notes respectively will be unlocked from the start for Switch users.

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds was previously released to great success for the Xbox 360® system, PlayStation 4, PlayStation®Vita, and Steam (PC).

Key Features:

  • Story Mode: Battle through 8 deadly stages filled with crazy enemies. Level up your characters to unlock devastating new skills and build up your attack strength, defense, and speed.
  • Arcade Mode: Test your skill for the best scores and times, and compare them against the world on global leaderboards.
  • Co-op Mode: Play with up to 4 players with online and local multiplayer.
  • Battleground Mode: Enjoy a fierce battle royale using your leveled up characters.
  • Hard-Hitting Heroines
    Fight as Itsuki, Yuzuha, Waka, and Mikoto from Phantom Breaker, each with their own signature moves and attacks.
  • Wild Steins;Gate and Robotics;Notes Characters Appear
    Play as visual novel superstars Makise Kurisu and Frau unlocked from the start.

4 Player Fighting: Choose from a varied selection of pixelated chibi brawlers. Fight tons of enemies alongside your friends in gigantic battles.

▲Unparalleled sense of exhilaration with flashy deathblows! Make your combos and takedowns look as good as the retro inspired pixel art.

▲Kurisu Makise and Frau Kojiro from the science adventure series “STEINS;GATE” and “ROBOTICS;NOTES” will appear as guests. Unlocked from the start for Switch owners.



Mikoto Nishina

A student studying music in college. Fights with a big sword named Maestro. She is a well rounded character that is easy to play.


Waka Kumon

The oldest daughter of the Kumon Family, a crushing evil clan, and also a shrine maiden. She specializes in long range attacks with her naginata.


Ituski Kouno

A maid girl who admires super heroes. Used to be a preppy girl born into a wealthy family. She is a powerful fighter specializing in spin attacks and dashes.


Yuzuha Fujibayashi

A cheerful high school girl and a descendant of Ninja who wishes to restore the Shogunate. She is a tricky and speedy type that specializes in combos..







Nagi Kumon

This game supports offline multiplayer. Online multiplayer functionality is planned to be added in a future update. (Scheduled for 2018)


More information can be found on the official Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive Nintendo Switch website at http://5pb.jp/games/pbbgodsw/

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