Side-scrolling fighter Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive has been confirmed for Switch release early next month.

Due for launch worldwide on December 7th, Phantom Breaker has four playable characters and showcases moves like burst gauges, dodges and guard breaks. You'll be able to level-up your character as you progress through the game's 8 levels, spending skill points to gain new moves and increase your power. 4 player online and local multiplayer is also promised, as are online leaderboards.

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive has already seen release on the Xbox 360, PS4, PS Vita and PC, but Switch owners will benefit from guest characters Makise Kurisu and Frau (Steins;Gate and Robotics;Notes) being unlocked from the get-go.

If this all sounds like it's right up your street then you may want to check out the PS4 review by our friends over at Push Square, who said:

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive has all the components of an addictive, satisfying beat-'em-up, but it just doesn't harmonise them as well as it should. Its overly complex battle system clashes with its bustling moment-to-moment gameplay, and the result is an often frustrating fighter with a deceivingly steep learning curve. That said, there's no denying that there's still fun to be had with this great looking brawler, especially if you join forces with a couple of capable players.

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