SEGA has announced that BLEACH: Dark Souls will be released this summer on Nintendo DS. Developed by famed Japanese developer Treasure, BLEACH: Dark Souls will feature a multitude of enhancements to last year's critically acclaimed BLEACH: The Blade of Fate. Here is more info on the game:
BLEACH: Dark Souls on the Nintendo DS brings an exclusive storyline, expanded cast of playable characters and fast multi-plane fighting action for up to four players via Wi-Fi. Players will also build a power-packed Spirit Card Deck and collect power crystals to augment their spirit card powers on the lower screen and dish out moves that will directly affect their opponent?s gameplay. With a burgeoning cast of 44 characters including the ability to play as Hollows, players can spend hours experiencing furious fighting gameplay and unlocking personal character stories all based on the series? story arc.
BLEACH is a popular animated series on Cartoon Network. The series follows the life of a 15-year-old boy, Ichigo Kurosaki, who crosses paths with a Soul Reaper and becomes one. The franchise has established itself as a major anime series in Japan, and is now creating a stir in North America. The first season of the show was featured on Cartoon Network?s program, Adult Swim, and received solid ratings in America this past year. The series is poised for a successful second season that began March 2008.
? Exclusive Single-player Storyline. BLEACH: Dark Souls features an exclusive storyline that takes place in between seasons 1 and 2 of the animated series. Fans of the anime will have to play BLEACH: Dark Souls to uncover story plot points that are sure to shed new insight on Ichigo?s quest to save Rukia.
? Exciting Multiplayer fighting action. Up to four players will enjoy the fighting action via Wi-Fi connection. This game supports the Download Play feature where one player has a cartridge and transmits the game to another player?s Nintendo DS which allows them to play head-to-head.
? Variety of multi-plane 2D fighting arenas. Players can switch between the foreground and the background battlelines to chase after or escape from opponents.
? Large cast of popular characters. Players will select from 44 of their favorite characters who are all voiced by the actors from the anime series including the Hollows.
? Special attacks to master. Players can inflict massive damage on opponents with special Combos and Super Power Attacks taken directly from the series.
? Seven thrilling gameplay modes. Story, Arcade, Versus, Training and Challenge modes along with two unlockable modes which will provide hours of replayability and keep players coming back for more.
? 30 New Power-up Cards and Power Crystals to Customize Spirit Card Deck. On the lower screen, players can customize and manage their deck of Power-up Cards for boosts to Health, Attack and Defense, and much more.
? New BLEACH Encyclopedia. Contains fun and interesting facts about the entire BLEACH universe. Fans of the series are sure to use this as a reference for to expand their BLEACH knowledge.