|Released||December 18, 2008|
Meet fifteen-year-old Ichigo Kurosaki, a seemingly average teenager with a not-so-average ability to see spirits from the afterlife. This includes the Soul Reapers, celestial warriors charged with protecting humanity from otherworldly beings known as Hollows. This forms the backbone of the thrilling narrative of “Bleach: Versus Crusade.” Dive into an immersive storyline, battle formidable foes, and unravel a tale that keeps you on the edge of your seat. The game perfectly mirrors the high-stakes drama of the acclaimed anime series, promising an epic adventure for fans and newcomers alike.
A PERFECT BLEND OF STORY AND ACTION:
The narrative of “Bleach” unfolds spectacularly in an arcade fighting game environment, where players traverse an engaging storyline. Each stage presents an escalation in difficulty, throwing players into intense sword battles in their pursuit of truth. According to Gary Knight, SEGA Europe’s European Marketing Director, “the content of the Bleach story lends itself perfectly to an action-packed arcade fighting game.”
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE BLEACH FRANCHISE:
The game is a testament to the wide popularity of the “Bleach” franchise. John Easum, president of VIZ Media Europe, highlights the game’s massive success in Japan and anticipates a similar response in Europe, especially with the forthcoming TV series. The game is a standalone product and a vital part of a thriving franchise that includes manga, TV series, and engaging gameplay.
WIELDING THE POWER OF THE WII REMOTE:
In “Bleach: Versus Crusade,” the Wii Remote and Nunchuk transform into your weapons. The game allows players to slice, stab, and lunge in riveting battles, mimicking the movements of an actual Soul Reaper. This innovative use of the Wii Remote and Nunchuk enhances the gaming experience and adds a new layer of authenticity to the Soul Reaper role.
CHARACTERS AND STORYLINE DIVERSITY:
The game boasts a roster of 32 unique characters, each adding a fresh dimension to the gameplay. Once a character is unlocked, players can replay story episodes with special abilities and weapons, lending new perspectives to the storyline. This innovative feature enhances replay value and invites players to experience the narrative from multiple angles.
EPIC BATTLES AND MULTIPLAYER COMBAT:
“Bleach: Versus Crusade” isn’t just about the single-player journey. The game also offers high-speed multiplayer combat in 3D arenas. Players can inflict colossal damage on adversaries using potent weapons and super-power attacks inspired by the TV series. Moreover, they can summon supernatural allies for additional support in battles. The battlefield never lacks dramatic action, from giant serpents to samurai titans and tidal waves.
So, whether you’re a die-hard “Bleach” fan or a curious gamer, grab your Wii Remote and Nunchuk, and prepare for a soulful journey. The world of Soul Reapers and Hollows awaits!