List of Bleach video games

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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 titles consist mostly of side-scrolling fighters, but also include other genres such as strategy role-playing games and action role-playing games. Most of the games retell the plot of the manga, following Ichigo Kurosaki and his friends. Some games, however, have veered from the source material and incorporated original stories and characters. The games have been released on a variety of home and handheld consoles.

The first game to be released based on the Bleach series was Bleach: Heat the Soul, which debuted on March 24, 2005, and the latest releases are Bleach: Soul Resurrección, which was released in North America on August 2, 2011 and Bleach: Bankai Batoru, a social network game which was released in Japan on April 14, 2014.[1][2][3] There are 23 games bearing the "Bleach" name, not including the three crossover games—Jump Super Stars, Jump Ultimate Stars and J-Stars Victory Vs—which feature characters from numerous other Weekly Shōnen Jump anime and manga series. Most Bleach 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.[4][5]

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.

Title Details
Bleach: Blade Battlers

Original release date(s):[6]
  • JP October 12, 2006
Release years by system:
2006—PlayStation 2[6]
Notes:
  • Features 4-player versus mode[6]
  • Released under The Best label on October 25, 2007 in Japan[7]


Bleach: Blade Battlers 2nd

Original release date(s):[8]
  • JP September 27, 2007
Release years by system:
2007—PlayStation 2[8]
Notes:
  • Features 36 playable characters[9]
  • The game features 4-player cooperative and versus modes[9]


Bleach DS[edit]

The Bleach DS series is a list of 2-D games developed by Treasure Co. Ltd and published by Sega.

Title Details

Original release date(s):[10][11][12][13]
  • JP January 26, 2006
  • NA October 9, 2007
  • AUS February 28, 2008
  • EU February 29, 2008
Release years by system:
2006—Nintendo DS[10]
Notes:
  • A fighting video game[10]
  • 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)[10]
  • Features Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection allowing for multiplayer gameplay[10][n 1]
  • 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))[14]



Original release date(s):[15][16][17][18]
  • JP February 15, 2007
  • NA October 7, 2008
  • AUS March 12, 2009
  • EU March 13, 2009
Release years by system:
2007—Nintendo DS[15]
Notes:
  • A fighting video game[15]
  • Features Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection allowing for multiplayer gameplay[15][n 1]
  • Released in Japan 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)[15]
  • 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))[19]



Original release date(s):[20][21][22][23]
  • JP June 26, 2008
  • NA September 15, 2009
  • AUS February 11, 2010
  • EU February 12, 2010
Release years by system:
2008—Nintendo DS[20]
Notes:



Original release date(s):[24]
  • JP August 6, 2009
Release years by system:
2009—Nintendo DS[24]
Notes:
  • A side-scrolling platformer game as opposed to the normal fighting games[25]
  • Released in Japan as Bleach DS 4th Fureimu Buringā (Bleach DS 4th:フレイム・ブリンガー?, Bleach DS 4th: Flame Bringer)[24]


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.

Title Details
Bleach GC: Tasogare ni Mamieru Shinigami

Original release date(s):[26]
  • JP December 8, 2005
Release years by system:
2005—Nintendo GameCube[26]
Notes:
  • Released in Japan as Bleach GC Tasogare ni Mamieru Shinigami (Bleach GC 黄昏にまみえる死神?, Bleach GC: Death Gods Meeting in the Twilight)[26]
  • Includes a 2-player battle mode[26]


Bleach: Shattered Blade

Original release date(s):[27][28][29][30]
  • JP December 14, 2006
  • NA October 9, 2007
  • AUS February 28, 2008
  • EU February 29, 2008
Release years by system:
2006—Wii[27]
Notes:
  • Released in Japan as Bleach Wii Hakujin Kirameku Rondo (Bleach Wii 白刃きらめく輪舞曲?, Bleach: Shattered Blade)[27]
  • Features a 2-player battle mode[27]


Bleach: Versus Crusade

Original release date(s):[31]
  • JP December 18, 2008
Release years by system:
2008—Wii[31]
Notes:
  • Released in Japan as Bleach Bāsasu Kuruseido (Bleach バーサス・クルセイド?, Bleach: Versus Crusade)[31]
  • 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 Kurosaki and Rukia Kuchiki[32]
  • Features multiplayer systems[31][n 1]


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.

Title Details
Bleach: Heat the Soul

Original release date(s):[1]
  • JP March 24, 2005
Release years by system:
2005—PlayStation Portable[1]
Notes:
  • Features a versus mode between players[1][n 2]
  • Released under The Best label on March 2, 2006 in Japan[33]


Bleach: Heat the Soul 2

Original release date(s):[34]
  • JP September 1, 2005
Release years by system:
2005—PlayStation Portable[34]
Notes:
  • Features a versus mode between players[34][n 2]
  • Released under The Best label on November 30, 2006 in Japan[35]


Bleach: Heat the Soul 3

Original release date(s):[36]
  • JP July 20, 2006
Release years by system:
2006—PlayStation Portable[36]
Notes:
  • Features a versus mode between players[36][n 2]
  • Released under The Best label on September 20, 2007 in Japan[37]


Bleach: Heat the Soul 4

Original release date(s):[38]
  • JP May 24, 2007
Release years by system:
2007—PlayStation Portable[38]
Notes:
  • Features a versus mode between players[38][n 2]
  • Released under The Best label on July 3, 2008 in Japan[39]


Bleach: Heat the Soul 5

Original release date(s):[40]
  • JP May 15, 2008
Release years by system:
2008—PlayStation Portable[40]
Notes:
  • The game features a versus and cooperative mode between players[40][n 2]
  • Released under The Best label on July 9, 2009 in Japan[41]


Bleach: Heat the Soul 6

Original release date(s):[42]
  • JP May 14, 2009
Release years by system:
2009—PlayStation Portable[42]
2010—PlayStation Store[43]
Notes:
  • Features a versus and cooperative mode between players[42][n 2]
  • Available for download from the PlayStation Store[43]
  • Contains a playable demo for the game Bleach: Soul Carnival 2[44]
  • Released under The Best label on June 3, 2010 in Japan[45]


Bleach: Heat the Soul 7

Original release date(s):[46]
  • JP September 2, 2010
Release years by system:
2010—PlayStation Portable[46]
2013—PlayStation Store[47]
Notes:
  • Features a 4-player battle mode[46][n 2]
  • Available for download from the PlayStation Store[47]
  • Features over 80 playable characters[46]
  • Released under The Best label on January 24, 2013 in Japan[48]


Bleach: Soul Carnival[edit]

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

Title Details
Bleach: Soul Carnival

Original release date(s):[49]
  • JP October 23, 2008
Release years by system:
2008—PlayStation Portable[49]
2010—PlayStation Store[50]
Notes:


Bleach: Soul Carnival 2

Original release date(s):[52]
  • JP December 10, 2009
Release years by system:
2009—PlayStation Portable,[52] PlayStation Store[53]
Notes:
  • Features over 120 characters[52]
  • Available for download from the PlayStation Store[53]


Single games[edit]

Title Details
Bleach Advance: Kurenai ni Somaru Soul Society

Original release date(s):[54]
  • JP July 21, 2005
Release years by system:
2005—Game Boy Advance[54]
Notes:


Bleach: Hanatareshi Yabou

Original release date(s):[55]
  • JP February 16, 2006
Release years by system:
2006—PlayStation 2[55]
Notes:


Bleach: Erabareshi Tamashii

Original release date(s):[57]
  • JP August 4, 2005
Release years by system:
2005—PlayStation 2[57]
Notes:
  • An action based video game[57]
  • Developed by Aspect Co. and published by SCEI[57]
  • Released under The Best label on October 25, 2007 in Japan[58]



Original release date(s):[2][59][60]
  • JP June 23, 2011
  • NA August 2, 2011
  • EU September 16, 2011
  • AUS September 22, 2011
Release years by system:
2011—PlayStation 3[2]
Notes:


Bleach: Bankai Batoru

Original release date(s):[3]
  • JP April 14, 2014
Release years by system:
2014—iOS,[3] Android[3]
Notes:


Other games[edit]

Title Details

Original release date(s):[63][64]
  • JP August 8, 2005
Release years by system:
2005—Nintendo DS[63][64]
Notes:
  • A fighting video game[63]
  • Developed by Nintendo and Ganbarion, and published by Nintendo[63][64]
  • The game features one stage, one playable character, and five support characters from the Bleach series[65]



Original release date(s):[66][67]
  • JP November 23, 2006
Release years by system:
2006—Nintendo DS[66][67]
Notes:
  • A fighting video game[66]
  • Developed by Nintendo and Ganbarion, and published by Nintendo[66][67]
  • The game features one stage, four playable characters, and thirteen support characters from the Bleach series[68]



Original release date(s):[69][70]
  • JP March 19, 2014
Release years by system:
2014—PlayStation 3,[69][70] PlayStation Vita[69][70]
Notes:


Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Multiplayer functionality was available, however as of May 20, 2014 it has been discontinued.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Online functionality via PlayStation Network was available but it has been terminated.

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