Arc System Works is bringing their fantasy fighting game Battle Fantasia to Steam this month, as Battle Fantasia: Revised Edition.
Battle Fantasia is directed by Guilty Gear character designer Emiko Iwasaki, and originally came out for arcades in 2007 before getting ported to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 the following year. Though it has some similarities to Arc System Works' flagship Guilty Gear series, it was designed to be less systems-heavy and more accessible, to help the developer expand their market.
Though it's strictly a versus fighting game, Battle Fantasia's aesthetic design draws heavily on fantasy role-playing games, going as far as including on-screen damage numbers. It's one of the earlier examples of "2.5D" design - 3D graphics, but with 2D gameplay and physics - that has now become relatively common, especially in the fighting genre.
Battle Fantasia: Revised Edition includes graphical improvements and balance adjustments, and will be available on Steam from July 7.