Some genres never die...




And side-scrolling beat 'em ups is one of them.  Phantom Breaker is one of those Japanese 2D fighters that's got very little chance of ever making it over to the States.  Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds is an "8 bit" side-scroller beat 'em up that came to XBLA this February, and Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive (confused yet?) is one the same thing, only coming to PS4 and with some additional characters.

The game reminds me of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game, of which I was a major fan.  There's just something more addicting about games done in an 8-bit style but with HD graphics that's more fun to me than a lot of these games that try to literally be 8 or 16 (or even 32)-bit games.  Teased at Tokyo Game Show, hopefully this thing comes to the States.

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