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"We won't let things go as you please!"
Yusaku Akagi
Clockwise from upper-left: Ryo Miyanoshita, Mikoto Misono, Aiba Fudo, and Kiri Kanegae. In the center is Yusaku Akagi

Dawn of the Breakers was a 2018-2020 free-to-play Beat 'em Up game by Cyberstep, first released on the Nintendo Switch, with Steam and mobile ports out a few months later.

Set in Japan Twenty Minutes In To The Future, strange beings known as ghouls have began to spring up. Combatting them is a special organization of heroes known as the Enchant Force, where various people known as Enchanters can temporarily power up in hero forms to take them on in a fight. The game focuses on the Breakers, a team of high school Enchanters. While on one of their missions, they come across someone with silver hair and no memory of who he is. This young man, who can be named by the playernote , also has mysterious powers and is hinted to be the key needed to finally thwart the ghouls for good.

The story of the game was told across Quests, divided in to Episodes of five parts each. By the time it ended, the story mode was on Episode 10. News can be found on the official Twitter. There were also limited events with their own storylines, separate from the main story.

Service for the game ended on October 29th, 2020.

Not to be confused with the one-on-one fighting game Breakers.

  • All There in the Manual:
    • The game's website is where the Avatar's "official" name of Silver is revealed. In-game he's always called whatever you name him.
    • The Co-op Quest select menu is the only place in the game to find out the names of some of the minibosses. The giant mass of ghouls weirdly fused together is called the Slime Ghoul, the tornado-shaped ones made of rectangles are Cyber Ghouls, the tall ones with claws are Reaper Ghouls, and so on.
  • Ambiguously Human: Silver has the ability to transform into some strange light version of himself and has powers nobody else has anything near. He is also one of three known characters capable of surviving the portal to the ghouls' homeworld, along with Phantom (a literal ghost) and Xenos (who apparently lost his original body; what he is now is not clear either).
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: An optional cutscene shows the Commander able to one-shot whole groups of Ruin Vanguard mooks without transforming. He may be a jerkass, but he's also the leader of the Enchant Force for a good reason.
  • Badass Teacher: Yuki Kagura is both the captain of the Breakers unit and their homeroom teacher.
  • Beach Episode:
    • The 2018 Summer Event was set on a beach and featured summer-themed (read: swimsuit-clad) variants of some of the playable heroes.
    • For 2019, the fifth and sixth parts of the hololive crossover were released in the summer, and largely focuses on the imposters over at the beach. The game also brought back the Summer Capsule during the first week of the event and added swimsuit alts of the new crossover characters when the sixth part began. Downplayed as the plot mostly focuses on buildings that popped up in the middle of the ocean. It's still on a beach, but set on a dock by shrine or inside a corporate building.
  • Bizarro Elements: What the game calls elements are named after abstractions. The four main ones are Vita, Fate, Terra, and Fortune, and each one has three sub-elements named after colornote . What hero has what element seems to be based on their character's associated color, as even if some heroes use "traditional" elements, this is not related to their abstraction/color element. Fire can be seen being used by various Vita heroes as well as at least one Fate (Calamity Trigger) and one Fortune (Flame of the Suzaku); in-game they're considered Vita/Fate/Fortune heroes first, not "Fire" heroes, in terms of enemy weakness.
  • Braids of Action: Sakura, one of the heroes, for the most part has her hair tied this way, except in her School Girl Artillery Outfit where she has her hair tied in a normal ponytail.
  • Color-Coded Characters: The game categorizes its characters in different Color-Coded Elementsnote , which each have three subelements named after color. There are two characters representing every subelement except for White, Silver, Black, and Gold, and they are distinguished by different hues of their hair color.
    • Yusaku and Rishin: Red
    • Aiba and Keiji: Blue
    • Kiri and Ichika: Yellow
    • Ryo and Mikami: Green
    • Mikoto and Tilda: Pink
    • Yuki and Nono: Violet
    • Tae and Go: Orange
    • Sawako and Sakura: Cyan
    • Yuya: White
    • Romeo: Black
    • The player's avatar is coded with silver (and "Silver" is even his official name), but he is not playable and as such does not have that subelement in-game. The silver subelement also does not appear on any enemy or boss. The gold subelement does not have a playable character as of July 2019, and is not seen in-game aside from a hammer-wielding miniboss of the Ruin Vanguard.
  • Dark Is Evil: Almost all of the ghouls are mostly black or have dark color schemes.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Rishin Takizawa, one of the heroes, has black hair and most of his outfits have black coloring. Mei Shiranui, another one of the heroes, too has black hair and dresses in that color.
  • Denser and Wackier: The Virtual Youtuber crossover events are far goofier than the game proper, with oddities such as giant sapient bunny costumes (or people inside bunny costumes), buff men with horned bird heads running around, swarms of large ducks with hats, and the characters themselves summoning up their own abilities from some sort of belief system. The main game takes itself more seriously than this.
  • Doppelgänger Attack: Several of Mikoto's moves in her Gemini getup summon a clone of herself that fights with her.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Mikoto has this in her Gemini getup. Her left eye is red, the other one blue, she has one piece of gear on her ear, her hair has a magenta streak on her left side, has one piece of armor on her right hip, and the "gems" on her knees, feet, and shoulders are colored differently on their sides(e.g. the "gems" on her left side are Red, Blue, Red). Upon fully awakening, she gains a piece of armor on her hip with a blue "gem" and the magentra streak of hair becomes redder in color.
  • Fanservice: Fully awakening a hero will also unlock the option to view and play as their "true appearance." Generally this results in Rare and Super Rare heroes just wearing less clothing, however, with Super Rare heroes getting a different pose in their 2D artwork. (Normal-ranked heroes tend to just get a mild palette change.)
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Ichika Hatsushika and Kiri Kanegae have Blonde hair and are two of the heroes.
  • Left Hanging: After Episode 10, rather than continuing the story, the game had a solid year of Virtual YouTuber crossover events and one side-event that wrapped up a loose end of Episode 10. Service was shut down some time after the final crossover, leaving the actual story about Eden and Silver's true nature left unanswered.
  • Naked First Impression: The Breakers first find Silver lying out at night, knocked out, and naked. As of Episode 10, the reason why he's naked is unexplained.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Mikoto Misono and Tilda have Pink hair and several of their outfits are Pink.
  • Red IS Heroic: Yusaku Akagi, one of the heroes, has red hair and most of his outfits are red. Mikoto Misono, also has red coloring on several of her outfits, and in the case of her Gemini getup,one of her eyes is red with its true form making the magenta hair streak redder in color.
  • Sci-Fi Bob Haircut: Mikoto wears her hair like this in her futuristic-looking Gemini getup.
  • Underboobs: Shizuka Mikami and Yuki have these as part of their Nightmare Claws (Both Versions) and Wicked Blade outifts respectively. Yuki's Calamity Trigger outfit also shows her with these in its true form.

Alternative Title(s): Breakers Dawn Of Heroes