Breath of Fire V: Dragon Quarter

Breath of Fire V: Dragon Quarter

Digital ReleasePlayStation 3 (PS2 Classics)
February 17, 2016 (JP)
DelistingBetween January and March 2019
Available OnRetail
PlayStation 2 (original release)
LinksPlayStation Japan page


Breath of Fire V: Dragon Quarter (ブレス オブ ファイアV ドラゴンクォーター ) was likely delisted from the PlayStation 3 in Japan between January and March of 2019. On March 9th, 2019 Twitter user @sankhara0 confirmed the game’s removal although it could have been delisted some time before. 

Considering that Breath of Fire is a wholly owned property of Capcom’s, this specific delisting looks to be related to the game’s soundtrack, namely the vocal end theme “Castle • Imitation” by J-pop performer Chihiro Onitsuka. Additionally, according to Wikipedia, “for the first time in the series, the music of Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter was created by an outside employee, Hitoshi Sakimoto, with Yasunori Mitsuda serving as music producer on the project.” Given the complexity of music licensing and intellectual property rights in Japan, this seems to be the most likely cause for the delisting.

About the Game

In a place devoid of all light, you will embark on an epic quest of magical proportions. The underground world of Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter is full of menacing enemies, numerous challenges, and intense mysticism.

To survive this cel-shaded adventure, you must master a new combined real-time and turn-based battle system and find healing potions scattered throughout the levels. Based on your playing style, these subterranean worlds evolve for a different gameplay experience each time through.

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