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posted by kanedags @ 6:59 pm on December 22, 2009

A Fighting Game of RPG-Sized Proportions!

Battle Fantasia makes it in time for the holidays on the PlayStation®Network

Torrance, CA (December 22, 2009) – Aksys Games, a leading publisher of interactive entertainment products, announced that Battle Fantasia will be battling its way onto the Sony PlayStation®Store today for $19.99.

Battle Fantasia helps bring the fighting genre to the mainstream with its RPG-style appeal,” said Frank “Bo” deWindt II, Project Lead, Aksys Games. “If the fighting aspects don’t hook you, the quirky characters and their stories will.

Full PR after the jump.

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 PlayStation®Network!
  • 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 Playstation Trophies, you’ll find yourself playing for hours on end!

Battle Fantasia has been rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB. More information about Aksys Games and Battle Fantasia can be found at www.aksysgames.com.

  1.  Arpegius
    12.22.09 at 7:28 pm

    Bought it as soon as the store updated!

  2.  Levi
    12.22.09 at 9:54 pm

    I swear you read my mind. I was just talking to a friend about how much this would cost. Perfect price!

  3.  Arpegius
    12.22.09 at 10:30 pm

    OMG Apocalypse Flame……. o_O

  4.  masuto
    12.23.09 at 8:54 am

    Woohoo! Out earlier than I expected.

  5.  Shadowchaser
    12.23.09 at 2:59 pm

    Is this release dual language?
    Otherwise, 20 bucks is a bit high for me to pay for a digital-only copy. To me, digital-only games shouldn’t be more than 10 bucks. I Really wanted a BD release on this one… I had it on the X-Box until I sold the console. Once again, the PS3 owners are getting the short end…

  6.  Rogue Ninja
    12.23.09 at 5:34 pm

    What are you talking about? PS3 owners are getting it cheaper (unless you can find a great deal)! Plus, twenty bucks is super cheap for a full game, especially since they normally go for 60. If it was a small arcade game for download, 5 or 10 bucks would be fine, but this is a full game. Makes me wish I had a PS3.

  7.  Curio
    12.23.09 at 5:52 pm

    The PSN release, like the retail disc versions, only has a Japanese language track. No speak-a da English on this one, except for text. As far as the price, I think it’s pretty fair. Looking at past releases, some, like Ratchet and Clank Quest for Booty were a bit lower at $14.99, while others like SOCOM Confrontation were a whopping $39.99. $20 seems to be baseline for games that either were or were intended to be full retail PS3 games.

    Aksys, thanks so much for making this game available to us in some form at last!

  8.  Shadowchaser
    12.23.09 at 6:16 pm

    Ahh, okay, that explains why it’s online only… I didn’t remember it wasn’t dual language (I never play in English if I have a choice, so I only remembered the Japanese audio). I’m still not really gung-ho about getting a game online when it was available as a disc on the other platform. I may get it, but probably not. I’m a collector, I want a collectible game.

  9.  Shadowchaser
    12.23.09 at 6:42 pm

    Bah, cannot edit comments. x.x Ah, well. I decided to buy it. I don’t like buying download-only games, but I figure for 20 bucks, I can try to show SCEA that these kinds of games deserve my money. I don’t see how Yakuza gets greenlit with a Japanese-only track but these games get shafted like this.

  10.  VioletWitch
    12.24.09 at 12:21 am

    Well, now that this game is out…what about all the names for the Trophies you had us name? I think I got an e-mail from you guys talking about me being a winner…but I never got a reply back after I gave you my info. I dunno…did I win?

  11.  Comandante
    1.04.10 at 10:42 am

    YES! Battle Fantasia!

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