Rocket Panda Games has announced that “the current versions of Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds and Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive developed and published by MAGES. will be removed from all digital storefronts along with related DLC content on March 4, 2024.”
This means that both games and their respective DLC content will no longer be available for purchase after the aforementioned date. However, current owners will be able to enjoy both titles.
The reason for this occurrence is that the engine the original games were built on “is simply not conducive to being updated or added to, which makes it impossible for us to make any meaningful updates or add new content.”
Offline play will remain possible as long as the games remain in your library, and as long as the online functionality of the platforms the games are on remains available, online play will be possible. However, online play for the Vita is no longer available.
You can view the official announcement post for additional details.
Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Ultimate is in development. This entry is being built from the ground up in Unreal Engine 5.
“Previous DLC like the Kurisu Makise, Frau, Kemomimi Costume DLC, and FM sound generator BGM will be included in the base game of Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Ultimate. Any future DLC will have to be purchased for Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Ultimate as it is a brand new game in Unreal Engine 5.”
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