Torrance, CA (Sept 18, 2008) – Aksys Games, a publisher of interactive entertainment products, announced today that Battle Fantasia has arrived in retail stores today, for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Fans of the fighting game genre can expect to see this same high level of gameplay found in the arcade, brought to home.
Developed by ARC SYSTEM WORKS, creators of the highly popular Guilty Gear series, Battle Fantasia utilizes RPG-stylish elements and blends them with high level gameplay. Players will also be able to pick between 12 beautifully illustrated characters by Emiko Iwasaki, and battle it out in front of gorgeous high-definition 3D environments.
"Battle Fantasia is a fighting game that appeals to both the casual and hardcore gamer alike,” said Frank “Bo” deWindt II, Project Lead, Aksys Games. “And by being able to compete across the globe on Xbox LIVE, the fun will never end!”
Battle Fantasia Prologue
There was once a time when the world was engulfed in darkness. Mankind fought six battles to save their world, but lost every single one. All hope was lost for humanity and many turned to god with prayers. But one day the darkness was finally driven back by the swords of four heroes.
Light returned to the world, and with it came peace and serenity. The world was then divided into two major countries: The Magic Kingdom and the Steam Empire. The people prospered like never before…
But in recent months, strange things have begun to happen. Rumors spread among the people that the darkness was returning...
However, fate has once again brought together warriors from all over the world. Some fight in the relentless pursuit of justice. Some fight due to their conviction and faith.
As the battle looms near, an epic new tale of new heroes begins to unfold...
Battle Fantasia Key Features:
· Gorgeous Cel-shaded Graphics
Experience Battle Fantasia's amazing art and graphics as you play through the game!
· Exclusive Console Story Mode
Play through each character's main scenario in "Story Mode", or discover hidden sub-scenarios to truly immerse yourself in the universe of Battle Fantasia!
· Exciting Online Play
Fight against opponents from far and wide or view your overall online rankings via Xbox LIVE
· Feel the Burn of "Heat Up" and the Sting of "GACHI"
Master the Battle Fantasia exclusive battle mechanics of "Heat Up" mode, "GACHI Match", and "GACHI Drive" to keep your opponents on their toes!
· Find Every Unlockable!
With over 80 unlockable illustrations in "Gallery Mode" and various Xbox 360 Achievements, you'll find yourself playing for hours on end!
Battle Fantasia has been rated “T” for Teens by the ESRB. More information about Aksys Games and Battle Fantasia can be found at www.aksysgames.com.