Phantom Dust for the Xbox One is a remake of the 2005 Original Xbox title of the same name. Phantom Dust is a action rpg/card battle game hybrid in which the players take control of powerful mystical characters called Espers who wield a myriad of powers like Telekinesis, Fire, Water and others all the while managing their power and skill points to dispatch their foes. The game was closely compared to the popular trading card games Magic The Gathering and Pokemon due to certain attacks being match with certain skills and points were used according to each skill/ability. The story of Phantom Dust was just as compelling as its gameplay putting gamers right at the heart of the action and mystery spanning the farthest reaches of earth, space, time and beyond to uncover the secret origins of the Espers. The game was created by legendary video game designed Yukio Futatsugi who created and developed the Panzer Dragoon series on the Sega Saturn. When the original game debuted it was met was good reviews and praise throughout the industry but was a Sleeper hit in Japan and almost didn’t make it to American shores back in 2005 due to the poor sales in Japan. Phantom Dust was then up by then 3rd party developer Majesco picked up the game for distribution in the North American Territories.
The remake is once again be developed by Microsoft Games Studios and there is no word yet if Futasugi will have any involvement or producing the game but this time Microsoft will also publish the game and not 3rd Party company Majesco which has since been shut down. This announcement comes as a surprise to long time Phantom Dust fans and to others a brand new game experience for the Xbox One. It is good to see that Microsoft is making an effort to create new and quality next gen exclusives for the Xbox One and Phantom Dust was definitely a gem in the original Xbox library. It will be interesting to see if the game’s story will be retold in this new game as it was before or will Microsoft Game Studio will completely reimagine the game story for a new audience while keeping the core fanbase happy? Will Phantom Dust’s gameplay be as deep and innovative as its predecessor or will this game take the series in a new direction and will the multiplayer mode return? Will the game contain an open world for players to explore or be mission based and will the games action measure up to the amazing trailer? We will have to wait for these questions to be answered as Microsoft Game Studios have not announced any other information on this title and have not given the game a release date. Check out the trailer for Phantom Dust below and be sure to check back to RealGamerNewz for more information on Phantom Dust as it develops. Make sure to check back to RGN all week long for our E3 2014 news coverage.
Microsoft Game Studios Remake of the Xbox Original Action RPG/ Card Battle Game for the Xbox One
Genre: Action RPG/Card Battle Game
Developer: Microsoft Game Studios
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Platform: Xbox One
Release date: TBA
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