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
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
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.
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
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