The Heat the Soul series is already up to its sixth iteration in Japan, and it seems like none of these Bleach games will ever find their way stateside. Strange, considering it's a Sony first-party game across the pond. The fighting franchise has been getting better with every iteration, with larger...

April 13th 2009 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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We spotted Bleach: The 3rd Phantom on GameStop's "coming soon" list a month ago, but it's taken until just now for Sega of America to make an official announcement. According to the press release, The 3rd Phantom will be out this fall. We have the first English screenshots in our gallery.The 3rd Pha...

April 8th 2009 at 11:25am 0 Comments
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Sega has announced a fourth DS Bleach game, called, appropriately enough, Bleach DS 4th: Flame Bringer. The first two DS games were fighting games developed by Treasure, and the third is an internally-developed tactical RPG. So basically we have no idea what Flame Bringer will be. The official tease...

March 9th 2009 at 4:45pm 0 Comments

What? Another Bleach game? Sony is beating Madden by making this fighting game a more-than-annual affair. Granted, Heat the Soul is quite possibly the best looking and best playing iteration of the popular anime series on any console. Let's hope Sony isn't tiring the fanbase out a bit too quickly wi...

February 9th 2009 at 8:10am 0 Comments

We're pretty sure people still like the Bleach manga and anime, and we like Treasure, and everyone likes a good online fighting game, so Bleach: Versus Crusade seems like a winner. Since Sega localized both previous Treasure Bleach games for the DS, we wouldn't be too surprised to see this one come...

December 15th 2008 at 7:24pm 0 Comments
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We think we're going to have to start reading or watching Bleach so we know what's going on in Bleach Versus Crusade and the DS fighting games. Our interest in the DS games has been motivated mostly by love of developer Treasure, and that is certainly driving our desire to play the Wii game as well....

November 21st 2008 at 10:52am 0 Comments

Dear Sony Computer Entertainment,You do know that there are a lot of Bleach fans here in the US, right? The DS game, Blade of Fate sold 250,000 copies here in the States. Granted, that's the best-selling Bleach game out there, but we'd like to think that the PSP games would fare pretty well. At the...

November 6th 2008 at 10:25am 0 Comments
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There are probably two questions our readers are most likely to have about Bleach: Soul Carnival, PSP's upcoming 2D chibi-reworking of the popular Shonen Jump series. First: is it good? Second: will it come out to the States? In spite of a strong following in the States (and a slew of other Bleach...

October 16th 2008 at 4:40pm 0 Comments
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An interesting week for releases around the globe, though the news will, of course, be dwarfed in the wake of all things DSi. Among this week's noteworthy titles are Prey the Stars (at last!), and Korg DS-10 for Europe. Bleach: Dark Souls Crash: Mind Over Mutant Imagine: Babysitters...

October 6th 2008 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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If Treasure is going to continue making Bleach fighting games -- Bleach: Versus Crusade is the third, a very unusual occurrence for a developer that shuns sequels in general -- we're going to have to start learning things about the Bleach series. Right now it's "that one anime with the Treasure fig...

September 25th 2008 at 9:55am 0 Comments
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Sega has announced a followup to its Bleach GameCube/Wii fighting game series, as pretty much everyone expected -- it's a manga license, for one, and other consoles' Bleach series have been prone to sequelitis. The latest fighting game is called Bleach: Versus Crusade, which is maybe the most straig...

September 8th 2008 at 4:34pm 0 Comments
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Want to try the Wii fighting game that Gamespot rated a 3.5 "bad"? No? What if we told you that it was based on an anime series? Actually, Gamespot's review score for Bleach: Shattered Blade is way on the low end of a fairly equal distribution of scores from 35% all the way up to 80%. What does that...

September 3rd 2008 at 7:09pm 0 Comments