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Chaos Breaker / Dark Awake
 

 
ABOUT:  Running on Taito's Type X arcade board, Chaos Breaker is a fantasy-themed sprite-based 2D fighting game with characters that look to be out of the Dungeon's & Dragons or World of Warcraft realm. Players select a team of three characters, much like in the King of Fighters series. There are six different races featured in the game including: human, dark elf, elf, ork, dwarf and undead.
 

If KOF and WOW had a baby...

 
In Chaos Breaker, players can also collect various RPG-inspired items and can use them as they advance through each level. There are many different items in this game including: healing potions, protection rings, magical scrolls, spears, hammers, defense shields, invisible cloaks, wind boots, death staffs, lucky coins, and life absorption swords.
 

Golden Axe: The Duel?

 
In 2004, the title released exclusively in Japanese arcades. After 6 years without any sort of console release, Chaos Breaker has been confirmed for release on PSN this Summer under its pre-production name, Dark Awake: The King Has No Name. The publisher Recom acquired the rights to the game and is bringing it to the PS3 this Summer for 2000 yen in Japan! No confirmation on US/EU dates just yet. The home version will have trophy support, online mode with ranking, and practice mode.
 

That is one mean-lookin' troll.

Page Updated: July 6th, 2014
Developer(s): Eolith
Publisher(s): Taito Corporation
Platform(s): Arcade, PSN
Release Date(s): 2004                        ( Arcade)
Summer 2010
     ( PSN)
Characters Human, Elf, Dwarf, Dark Elf, Ork, Undead

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Related Games: King of Fighters 2002, Mace: The Dark Age, Soul Calibur
  

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Final Words:

I heard about Chaos Breaker a few years back, but finding any information or even screenshots of the game seemed like a lost cause (which is primarily why the game wasn't featured on TFG). From what I've seen, it's a very sharp-looking and well-animated 2D fighter and the character designs aren't bad either.

That said, it's good to see this title will finally get the mainstream release it deserves!!! On a side note, I've seen some really nasty infinite combos that can be done... I wonder if they'll fix those for the home release. None the less, I'm looking forward to finally trying it out.
~TFG Webmaster
 

   
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