The Phantom Breaker: Omnia FAQ (Updated 02.28.22)

The Phantom Breaker: Omnia FAQ (Updated 02.28.22)

February 2, 2022
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Welcome to the Phantom Breaker: Omnia FAQ! We’ll be updating this post going forward with your most frequently asked questions about the game and update each question as necessary.

Q: When will the game be released? (Updated 02.11.22)
A: Phantom Breaker: Omnia will be released digitally on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Steam (PC) on March 15, 2022. The game will be backwards compatible and can be played on PlayStation 5 and Xbox One Series S and X machines.

Q: Is there a demo for the game? Will there be a console demo? (New 02.20.22)
A: Yes, there is currently a PC demo available on Steam which will be available until 2/28/22. Unfortunately, we cannot provide a console demo at this time.

Download the Steam(PC) Demo here https://bit.ly/PBOmniaSteam

Q: Will there be a physical version of the game? When will it be released? (New 02.20.22)
A: Physical versions for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch will be released by Limited Run Games via their online store. Pre-order and the physical launch date are currently TBD.

Q: How much will Phantom Breaker: Omnia cost? I am very frugal with my money, will there be any discounts at launch? (Updated 02.20.22)
A: Phantom Breaker: Omnia will retail for $39.99 USD. We are currently working on a 10% launch discount for select platforms (TBD).

Q: I want to learn how to play the game! What are the universal gameplay systems in Phantom Breaker: Omnia? (New 02.28.22)
A: The universal gameplay systems for Phantom Breaker: Omnia can be found on the in-game Manual here.

Q. Will Phantom Breaker: Omnia have rollback netcode or crossplay?
A. Unfortunately, the short answer is no. The longer answer is that we totally wanted to. Our Japanese Producer has this to say about implementing rollback netcode into Phantom Breaker: Omnia.

“Regarding Rollback Netcode in Phantom Breaker: Omnia. I understand that there has been some discussion and concern among the fighting game communities, so I would like to take this opportunity to talk about rollback netcode implementation.

Since the beginning of this project, Rocket Panda Games and I have had several discussions regarding implementation in PBO.

However, because the game was based on Phantom Breaker: Extra’s existing source code, preserving the game’s essence while implementing rollback netcode would have meant building the game from scratch.

This would have been impossible to implement rollback netcode with the resources we had at the onset of this project. Our final choices came down to releasing PBO without rollback or not releasing PBO at all.

I am very aware of the demand for rollback netcode among the overseas fighting game fans, which made the decision all the more painful. Nevertheless, we are making all of the more realistic improvements to the game that we can bring you the experience possible within our means. On behalf of the entire team, I thank you all for your understanding.”
Original Japanese thread: https://twitter.com/OtherGuyX/status/1331481082751975429

While Sakari-san pretty much sums up our feelings, I had my own personal take on the subject. You can find that thread here: https://twitter.com/RocketPandaEN/status/1322386862074310656?s=20

Q. What resolution and framerate will the game run at?
A: All versions of Phantom Breaker will run at 1080p at 60 FPS. (For Switch 1080p docked and 720p in handheld mode.)

Q. Will there be a physical edition of Phantom Breaker: Omnia?
A: Yes! We have partnered with Limited Run Games to bring out a physical edition of the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch versions of Phantom Breaker: Omnia.

Q. My PC is a potato, can I run Phantom Breaker: Omnia on it? (New 02.20.22)
A: Phantom Breaker: Omnia is not a CPU/GPU intensive game so it should play on a variety of low-spec systems, provided that you are at least running Windows 10. Here are the minimum required PC specs.

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 (64bit)
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 3 1200 / Intel® Core™ i5-3330
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon™ R7 260X / NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 1030
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 12 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
  • Additional Notes: XBox compatible game controller strongly recommended

Q. How many playable characters does Phantom Breaker: Omnia have? (Updated 02.20.22)
A: The final roster will be made up of 20 characters with 2 brand new characters (Artifactor and Maestra) created specifically for Phantom Breaker: Omnia. You can check out the new characters in the reveal trailer.

Q. Will I need to unlock any characters? (Updated 03.23.22)
A: We lied…Just a little. 😉 Almost all of the characters in the game will be available to play from the get-go! However, not all characters have a Story Mode attached to them as it is based on the Story Mode in Phantom Breaker and Phantom Breaker: Extra. That said most characters will be available to play in Arcade, VS and Online modes. Try finishing a certain character’s Story Mode whose name starts with a W.

Q. Will there be DLC for the game ?
A: There are no plans at this time for DLC like additional characters or stages.

Q. Will the game have Japanese and English voice over? (Updated 02.20.22)
A: Yes! Users can select between the original Japanese and the new English dub. This setting will also change the language of the opening and ending theme songs. Additionally, the game features a newly remixed soundtrack that you can switch between.

0. Can i set which voices (EN/JP) to use per character? Can I set which version (Original Extra or Omnia Remix) of the songs to play per stage? (New 02.20.22)
A: No, these are not features found in the game.

Q. Who are the English voice actors for each of the characters? (Updated 02.01.22)
A: Here is the complete list of voice actors who will appear in Phantom Breaker: Omnia.

  • Luci Christian – Cocoa (Ochaco in My Hero Academia)
  • Monica Rial – Fin (Stocking in Panty & Stocking)
  • Joe Zieja – Infinity (Achilles in Fate / Apocrypha)
  • Erica Lindbeck – Itsuki (Futaba Sakura in Persona 5)
  • Sarah Williams – (Jinx in League of Legends)
  • Kira Buckland – Mei (Mary Saotome in Kakegurui)
  • Erica Mendez – Mikoto (Retsuko in Aggretsuko)
  • SungWon Cho – Phantom (FL4K in Borderlands 3)
  • Alejandro Saab – Ren (Leon in Pokemon Journeys)
  • Caitlin Glass – Ria (Cammy White in Street Fighter V)
  • Lilypichu – Rin (Mina in Ethereal Enigma)
  • Laura Stahl – Shizuka (Aiger Akabane in Beyblade Burst Turbo)
  • Felecia Angelle – Sophia (Toru Hagakure in My Hero Academia)
  • Matt Mercer – Tokiya (McCree in Overwatch)
  • Cristina Vee – Waka (Noel in BlazBlue)
  • Amber Connor – Yuzuha (Faye in Fire Emblem)
  • Carrie Savage – Rimi (Celica A. Mercury in BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle)
  • Trina Nishimura – Kurisu Makise (Mikasa Ackermann in Attack on Titan)
  • Patrick Seitz – Gaito (Dio in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure)
  • Daman Mills – Ende (Frieza – Dragon Ball Super)
  • Xanthe Huynh – Maestra
  • Cassandra Lee Morris – Artifactor

Q: Why aren’t the original openings and ending songs from Phantom Breaker: Extra in the game? (Updated 02.20.22)
A: Unfortunately, due to music licensing restrictions having the original opening and ending sequences isn’t something that we could include. However, we’ve created brand new opening (Let it All Burn) and ending themes (TBA) in both English and Japanese.

Q: Can you switch to the original Phantom Breaker: Extra UI? (Updated 02.20.22)
A: As far as the UI is concerned those assets were originally created in 720p so rebuilding those assets would take more time and resources, for our startup that would have been too much for us to take on. We opted to create an entirely new UI for Phantom Breaker: Omnia to give the game a fresh new look.

Q. What is a Critical Hit? (Updated 01.17.22)
A: A “Critical” or counter hit occurs when you interrupt an opponent’s attack with your own. This is indicated by the character being attacked having a red trail or afterimage. “Critical” will also appear on the HUD. This will leave your opponent vulnerable for much longer and they will be unable to execute an air recovery.

Q. Why does the Combo counter turn red? (Updated 01.17.22)
A: When the combo counter turns red, it means the opponent is in a techable state. However, the opponent must execute the command to tech at the right time in order for the tech to occur.

Q. This remixed soundtrack is fire! Where can I listen to it? (New 02.20.22)
A: The original soundtrack featuring the remixed soundtrack and opening (Let it All Burn) and ending theme (TBA) will be made available on March 15, 2022 on Steam and major streaming platforms like iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and Youtube.
Phantom Breaker: Omnia Original Game Soundtrack Steam page: https://bit.ly/PBO_OST_Steam

Q. Who remixed the soundtrack? (New 02.20.22)
A: His name is Jamison Boaz aka Epsilon Zero and he is legend! Not only did he remix the entire soundtrack, he composed, arranged and wrote the lyrics for the promotional song “My Heartbeat For You”, the opening theme “Let it All Burn”, and the ending theme (TBA)! He was also THE announcer for our Release Date Announcement trailer. Fun fact: He provides the singing voice for Metal Aggrestusko in Netflix’s Animated series, Aggrestsuko.

Follow him on Twitter @JamisonBoaz and listen to his work on his Spotify channel at: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2uGtBwRGjNt0ctY8bzDQ34

Q. That promotional song, “My Heartbeat For You” is a banger! Where can I listen to it? (New 02.20.22)
A: The promotional soundtrack featuring the song “My Heartbeat For You” with vocals by Cristina Vee (EN) and Hiromi Channel (JP) can be purchased on Steam and found on major streaming platforms like iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and Youtube.
Purchase on Steam: https://bit.ly/PBO_PromoOST_Steam
Stream it: https://rocketpandagames.fanlink.to/PhantomBreakerOmnia_MyHeartbeatForYou

Q. I can’t get enough of the music in Phantom Breaker: Omnia! What else you got? (New 02.20.22)
A: The Phantom Breaker: Omnia (LOFI Remix) Soundtrack (chill versions of the main character themes) can currently be streamed on major streaming platforms: https://rocketpandagames.fanlink.to/PhantomBreakerOmniaLoFIRemix

Q. I WANT MOAR Phantom Breaker Music! (New 02.20.22)
A: OSTs for Phantom Breaker: Extra, Phantom Breaker: Batttle Grounds, Phantom Breaker: Batttle Grounds OVERDRIVE can be found on major streaming platforms:
Phantom Breaker: Extra OST: https://rocketpandagames.fanlink.to/PhantomBreakerExtraOST
Phantom Breaker: Batttle Grounds: https://rocketpandagames.fanlink.to/PhantomBreakerBGOST
Phantom Breaker: Batttle Grounds OVERDRIVE: https://rocketpandagames.fanlink.to/PhantomBreakerBGOST

Phantom Breaker: Omnia

Phantom Breaker: Omnia, a massive update to Phantom Breaker: Extra, is a 1-vs-1 2D anime fighter originally released by MAGES in 2013. The game features 2 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.
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