List of Bleach video games

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The word "BLEACH" is in red block letters with blue outlines. Below it are two horizontal lines interrupted in the middle by various typographical characters. On either side of the word are blue outlines of flames.
The logo of the Bleach series as seen on all of the video game covers

There are several video games based on Tite Kubo's manga and anime series Bleach. The games primarily revolve around the plot of the manga, following Ichigo Kurosaki and his friends, as well as his enemies. Some games, however, veer from the main plot and develop original stories and characters, similar to the anime series. The games have been released on home and handheld consoles. The series is mostly based on side-scrolling fighters, but has included other genres such as strategy role-playing games and action role-playing games.

The first game to be released from the Bleach series was Bleach: Heat the Soul, which debuted on March 24, 2005, and the latest release being Bleach: Soul Ignition, which was released in the US on August 2, 2011.[1][2] There are 19 games holding the "Bleach" name, not including the two crossover games, Jump Super Stars and Jump Ultimate Stars, which feature characters from numerous Weekly Shōnen Jump anime and manga series. Most of the games have been released only in Japan, though Sega has localized the first Wii game, and the first three Nintendo DS games for North America, Australia and Europe. Reception toward the games has been mixed, ranging from "the best fighter", for Bleach: The Blade of Fate, to "(not) a bad first effort, but the competition is leaving this one in the dust", for Bleach: Shattered Blade.[3][4]

Series[edit]

Bleach: Blade Battlers[edit]

The Bleach: Blade Battlers (Bleach~ブレイド・バトラーズ~?) series is a series of 3-D cel-shaded fighting games developed by Racjin and published by SCEI.[5][6]


Title Details
Bleach: Blade Battlers

Original release date(s):[5][7]
  • JP October 12, 2006
Release years by system:
2006 – PlayStation 2[5][7]
Notes:
  • Features 4-player versus mode[5][7]
  • Re-released on October 18, 2007 as Bleach: Blade Battlers (PlayStation 2 the Best) in Japan[8]


Bleach: Blade Battlers 2nd

Original release date(s):[6][9]
  • JP September 27, 2007
Release years by system:
2007 – PlayStation 2[6][9]
Notes:
  • Features 4-player cooperative and versus modes[9][10]


Bleach DS[edit]

The Bleach DS series is a series of 2-D fighting games developed by Treasure Co. Ltd and published by Sega.[11][12][13][14]


Title Details

Original release date(s):[11][15]
  • JP January 26, 2006

  • NA October 10, 2007

  • AUS February 28, 2008

  • EU February 29, 2008
Release years by system:
2006 – Nintendo DS[11][15]
Notes:
  • Released on the same day as Bleach: Shattered Blade[11][16]
  • Released in Japan as Bleach DS Sōten ni Kakeru Unmei (BLEACH DS 蒼天に駆ける運命 Bleach DS: A Fate Running into the Blue Sky?)
  • Features Wi-Fi Connection allowing for multiplayer gameplay[11]
  • Re-released on May 22, 2008, as Bleach DS: Souten ni Kakeru Unmei (Bleach DS 蒼天に駆ける運命お買い得版 Bleach DS: A Fate Running into the Blue Sky (Bargain Edition)?)[17]



Original release date(s):[12][18]
  • JP February 15, 2007

  • NA October 7, 2008

  • EU March 6, 2009

  • AUS March 12, 2009
Release years by system:
2007 – Nintendo DS[12]
Notes:
  • Includes improved Wi-Fi features similar to The Blade of Fate[19][20]
  • Included a "Kokui Hirameku Kon Pouch" for carrying a DS with pre-orders[20]
  • Released as Bleach DS 2nd Kokui Hirameku Requiem (Bleach DS 2nd 黒衣ひらめく鎮魂歌 Bleach DS 2nd: The Black-clothed Flickering Requiem?) in Japan
  • Re-released on May 22, 2008 as Bleach DS 2nd Kokui Hirameku Requiem (Bleach DS 2nd 黒衣ひらめく鎮魂歌お買い得版?, Bleach DS 2nd: The Black-clothed Flickering Requiem (Bargain Edition))[18]



Original release date(s):[13][21]
  • JP June 26, 2008

  • NA September 15, 2009

  • AUS February 11, 2010

  • EU February 12, 2010
Release years by system:
2008 – Nintendo DS[13]
Notes:


Bleach DS 4th : Flame Bringer

Original release date(s):[14]
  • JP August 6, 2009
Release years by system:
2009 – Nintendo DS[14]
Notes:


Bleach Nintendo Home Consoles[edit]

The Bleach Nintendo Home Console series is a series of fighting games published by Sega, with the first two being developed by Polygon Magic and the third being developed by Treasure Co. Ltd.[16][24][25]


Title Details
Bleach GC: Tasogare ni Mamieru Shinigami

Original release date(s):[24][26]
  • JP December 8, 2005
Release years by system:
2005 – Nintendo GameCube[24][26]
Notes:
  • Includes a 2-player battle mode[26]


Bleach: Shattered Blade

Original release date(s):[16][27]
  • JP December 14, 2006

  • NA October 9, 2007

  • AUS February 28, 2008

  • EU February 29, 2008
Release years by system:
2006 – Wii[16][27]
Notes:
  • Features a 2-player battle mode[27]


Bleach: Versus Crusade

Original release date(s):[25][28]
  • JP December 18, 2008
Release years by system:
2008 – Wii[25][28]
Notes:
  • Visitors to the official website were allowed to vote for which two characters they wanted on the cover of the game; the winning pair was Ichigo and Rukia.[29]
  • Features multiplayer systems.[25]


Bleach: Heat the Soul[edit]

The Bleach: Heat the Soul (BLEACH:ヒート・ザ・ソウル?) series is a series of fighting games developed by Eighting and published by SCEI.[30]


Title Details
Bleach: Heat the Soul

Original release date(s):[1][30]
  • JP March 24, 2005
Release years by system:
2005 – PlayStation Portable[1][30]
Notes:
  • Features a versus mode between players[31]
  • Re-released on March 2, 2006 as "Bleach: Heat the Soul (PSP the Best)" in Japan[32]


Bleach: Heat the Soul 2

Original release date(s):[30][33]
  • JP September 1, 2005
Release years by system:
2005 – PlayStation Portable[30][33]
Notes:
  • Features a versus mode between players[34]
  • Re-released on November 23, 2006 as "Bleach: Heat the Soul 2 (PSP the Best)" in Japan[35]


Bleach: Heat the Soul 3

Original release date(s):[30][36]
  • JP July 20, 2006
Release years by system:
2006 – PlayStation Portable[30][36]
Notes:
  • Features a versus mode between players[37]
  • Re-released on September 20, 2007 as "Bleach: Heat the Soul 3 (PSP the Best)" in Japan[38]


Bleach: Heat the Soul 4

Original release date(s):[30][39]
  • JP May 24, 2007
Release years by system:
2007 – PlayStation Portable[30][39]
Notes:
  • Features a versus mode between players[40]
  • Re-released on July 3, 2008 as "Bleach: Heat the Soul 4 (PSP the Best)" in Japan[41]


Bleach: Heat the Soul 5

Original release date(s):[30][42]
  • JP May 15, 2008
Release years by system:
2008 – PlayStation Portable[30][42]
Notes:
  • Contained a teaser clip for Bleach: Soul Carnival[43]
  • Features a versus and cooperative mode between players[44]
  • Re-released on July 9, 2009 as "Bleach: Heat the Soul 5 (PSP the Best)" in Japan[44]


Bleach: Heat the Soul 6

Original release date(s):[30][45][46]
  • JP May 14, 2009
Release years by system:
2009 – PlayStation Portable[30][45]

2009 – PlayStation Store[46]

Notes:
  • Features a versus and cooperative mode between players[47]
  • Available for download from the PlayStation Store[46]
  • Contains a playable demo for the game Bleach: Soul Carnival 2 (Japanese Version)[48]
  • Re-released on June 3, 2010 as "Bleach: Heat the Soul 6 (PSP the Best)" in Japan[49]


Bleach: Heat the Soul 7

Original release date(s):[30][50]
  • JP September 2, 2010
Release years by system:
2010 – PlayStation Portable[30]

2010 – PlayStation Store[50]

Notes:
  • Features a 4-Players mode[51]
  • Available for download from the PlayStation Store[50]
  • Re-released on January 24, 2013 as "Bleach: Heat the Soul 7 (PSP the Best)" in Japan[52]


Bleach: Soul Carnival[edit]

The Bleach: Soul Carnival (BLEACH: ソゥル・カーニバル?) series is a series of action role-playing games developed and published by SCEI.[2][43]


Title Details
Bleach: Soul Carnival

Original release date(s):[43][53][54]
  • JP October 23, 2008
Release years by system:
2008 – PlayStation Portable[43][53]

2008 – PlayStation Store[54]

Notes:


Bleach: Soul Carnival 2

Original release date(s):[2]
  • JP December 10, 2009
Release years by system:
2009 – PlayStation Portable[2]

2009 – PlayStation Store

Notes:
  • A playable demo for this game was included on Bleach: Heat the Soul 6 (Japanese Version)[48]
  • Available for download from the PlayStation Store


Single games[edit]

Title Details
Bleach Advance: Kurenai ni Somaru Soul Society

Original release date(s):[56][57]
  • JP July 21, 2005
Release years by system:
2005 – Game Boy Advance[56][57]
Notes:


Title Details
Bleach: Hanatareshi Yabou

Original release date(s):[58][59]
  • JP February 16, 2006
Release years by system:
2006 – PlayStation 2[58][59]
Notes:
  • Developed by SCEI[58]
  • Re-released on October 25, 2007 as "Bleach: Hanatareshi Yabou (PlayStation 2 the Best)" in Japan[60]


Title Details
Bleach: Erabareshi Tamashii

Original release date(s):[61]
  • JP August 4, 2005
Release years by system:
2005 – PlayStation 2[61]
Notes:
  • Published by SCEI, developed by Aspect
  • Re-released on October 25, 2007 as "Bleach: Erabareshi Tamashii (PlayStation 2 the Best)" in Japan[62]


Title Details

Original release date(s):[63]
  • JP June 23, 2011
    • NA August 2, 2011
    • EU September 16, 2011
    • AUS September 22, 2011
    Release years by system:
    2011 – PlayStation 3[63]
    Notes:
    • Developed and published by SCEI


    Other games[edit]

    Title Details

    Original release date(s):[64][65][66]
    • JP August 8, 2005
    Release years by system:
    2005 – Nintendo DS[64][65][66]
    Notes:
    • Published by Nintendo, developed by Nintendo and Ganbarion[64][65][66] (only Ganbarion according to GameSpot[66])
    • Features one stage, one playable character, and five support characters from the Bleach series



    Original release date(s):[67][68][69]
    • JP November 23, 2006
    Release years by system:
    2006 – Nintendo DS[67][68]
    Notes:
    • Published by Nintendo, developed by Nintendo and Ganbarion[67][68][69] (only Ganbarion according to GameSpot[69])
    • Features one stage, four playable characters, and thirteen support characters from the Bleach series.



    Original release date(s):[70][71][72]
    • JP March 19, 2014
    Release years by system:
    2014 – PlayStation 3/PlayStation Vita[70][71][72]
    Notes:


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