Bleach: Blade Battlers (series)

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Cover art to Bleach: Blade Battlers.

Bleach: Blade Battlers (BLEACH ~ブレイド・バトラーズ~?) is a series of fighting games released only in Japan for the PlayStation 2 based on the manga and anime Bleach by Tite Kubo. There are two games in the series, both developed by Racjin and designed by SCEI. Both games became best-sellers in Japan.[1][2]

Gameplay[edit]

In the Blade Battlers series, the player takes control of one of many characters from the source material. As with most other fighting games, the idea is to fight the opposing character, or characters in the free-for-all mode, until their health is fully depleted. Players can use their characters' special abilities taken from the series, such as Ichigo Kurosaki's ability to unlock his bankai state or Rukia Kuchiki's control over ice with her zanpakutō. Some of these abilities may alter the arena, such as Rukia's zanpakutō causing the battlefield to become covered in ice and making other players slide around.

In Blade Battlers 2, specials attacks have been changed into special forms, resulting in the altering of area obstacles such as random attacks from summonings, shifting the area, etc.

Both games feature extensive battle modes, where you unlock characters after beating all of the challenges. Some missions have you perform under certain circumstances, like a time limit. In both games there is a bonus section where you can view character models and extras.

History[edit]

Bleach: Blade Battlers[edit]

Bleach Blade Battlers is the first installment of the " Blade Battlers " series and was released in Japan on October 12, 2006. The game features 23 playable characters.

Bleach: Blade Battlers 2nd[edit]

Bleach: Blade Battlers 2nd (BLEACH ~ブレイド・バトラーズ2nd~?) is the second installment in the Blade Battlers series. The game was released on September 27, 2007.[3] Blade Battlers 2nd features 36 playable characters.

Playable characters[edit]

Character 1 2
Byakuya Kuchiki Green tickY Green tickY
Gin Ichimaru Green tickY Green tickY
Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez Red XN Green tickY
Hiyori Sarugaki Red XN Green tickY
Ichigo Kurosaki Green tickY Green tickY
Hollow Ichigo Green tickY Green tickY
Ikkaku Madarame Green tickY Green tickY
Izuru Kira Red XN Green tickY
Jūshirō Ukitake Red XN Green tickY
Kaname Tōsen Green tickY Green tickY
Kenpachi Zaraki Green tickY Green tickY
Kisuke Urahara Green tickY Green tickY
Kon Green tickY Green tickY
Luppi Red XN Green tickY
Mayuri Kurotsuchi Green tickY Green tickY
Momo Hinamori Green tickY Green tickY
Orihime Inoue Green tickY Green tickY
Rangiku Matsumoto Green tickY Green tickY
Renji Abarai Green tickY Green tickY
Rukia Kuchiki Green tickY Green tickY
Sajin Komamura Green tickY Green tickY
Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryūsai Red XN Green tickY
Shinji Hirako Red XN Green tickY
Shunsui Kyōraku Red XN Green tickY
Shūhei Hisagi Red XN Green tickY
Suì-Fēng Green tickY Green tickY
Sōsuke Aizen Green tickY Green tickY
Tōshirō Hitsugaya Green tickY Green tickY
Ulquiorra Schiffer Red XN Green tickY
Ururu Tsumugiya Green tickY Green tickY
Uryū Ishida Green tickY Green tickY
Yachiru Kusajishi Red XN Green tickY
Yammy Riyalgo Red XN Green tickY
Yasutora Sado Green tickY Green tickY
Yoruichi Shihōin Green tickY Green tickY
Yumichika Ayasegawa Red XN Green tickY

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wyman, Walt. "Japan game charts: October 9–15". GameSpot. Retrieved 2009-06-18. 
  2. ^ "Current Japanese Best Sellers". Edge Magazine. 2007-10-04. Retrieved 2009-06-18. 
  3. ^ "ゲームソフト・周辺機器 発売スケジュール" (in Japanese). Famitsu. 2007-08-10. Retrieved 2009-06-18. 

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