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June 2nd, 2015

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive, the PlayStation 4 version of Mages’ 2D side-scrolling beat ’em up, will launch in North America and Europe this summer for $14.99, the publisher announced.

A new trailer introduces the game’s eight-stage Story Mode, through which you’ll level up your characters and learn new skills, the score and time-based Arcade Mode, the four-player max Co-Op Mode, the four-player max competitive Battle Ground Mode, and the game’s new PlayStation 4 features.

Here’s the full outline, via Mages:

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.
Fight as Itsuki, Yuzuha, Waka, and Mikoto from Phantom Breaker, each with their own signature moves and attacks.
Play as Makise Kurisu from popular anime and game series Steins;Gate, available as DLC at launch. (DLC available for $5.99.)

New PlayStation 4 Features

New skills and abilities for deeper character customization: Triple Jumps, Air Dash Attacks, Shadow Clones, and more!
Increased chaos: Levels now have gigantic hordes of enemies flooding the screen, and the item drops to match.
Alternate routes: Discover secret routes that lead you to new items, different enemies, and new skills!
New Items: Out Range and Aura Items can now be combined to expand your tactical options.
Newly arranged music: Now leveled up by the PS4! Incredible arrangements with 8 FM synthesis tones and 1 ADPCM tone!

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