Bleach: Dark Souls

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Bleach: Dark Souls
BLEACH DS 2nd.jpg
North American box art
Director(s)Tetsuya Iizuka
Platform(s)Nintendo DS
  • JP: February 15, 2007
  • NA: October 7, 2008
  • EU: March 6, 2009
  • AU: March 12, 2009
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Bleach: Dark Souls, known in Japan as Bleach DS 2nd Kokui Hirameku Requiem (BLEACH DS 2nd 黒衣ひらめく鎮魂歌(レクイエム), "Bleach DS 2nd: The Black-clothed Flickering Requiem") is the second Bleach game for the Nintendo DS. The game introduces new characters, and adds new moves for the older characters as well as introducing new game modes. Bleach: Dark Souls also includes Hollows of varying sizes, for players to fight. The number of Reifu cards in-game are also increased from the original, and more cards (four cards, instead of the previous game's two) are displayed on the touch screen during battle. The Wi-Fi battle mode has been improved to make it easier to play online.[1][2] The game's theme song is "Resistance" by High and Mighty Color.


Taking place right after Aizen's defection from the Soul Society, a festival is being held. Ichigo and the others attend before going home. However, some special Mod Souls have been accidentally uncovered by a member of the Department of Research and Development; one of the Mod Souls, Kai, takes the form of the researcher and takes his fellow Mod souls away. However, some of the Mod Souls begin festering with hatred and transform into copies of Hollows, such as Shrieker and Grand Fisher, causing havoc throughout the seireitei.


Bleach: Dark Souls received "favorable" reviews according to video game review aggregator Metacritic.[3] In Japan, Famitsu gave it a score of one eight, one seven, one eight, and one seven, for a total of 30 out of 40.[5]

The game was awarded as the Best Fighting Game for the Nintendo DS in IGN's 2008 video game awards.[14]

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  6. ^ Noble, McKinley (October 14, 2008). "Bleach: Dark Souls". GamePro. Archived from the original on October 19, 2008. Retrieved April 6, 2016.
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  10. ^ "Bleach: Dark Souls". Nintendo Gamer: 70. June 2009.
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  12. ^ "Bleach: Dark Souls". Nintendo Power. Vol. 234. November 2008. p. 100.
  13. ^ Khan, Jahanzeb (September 24, 2009). "Bleach: Dark Souls Review". PALGN. Archived from the original on November 7, 2011. Retrieved April 6, 2016.
  14. ^ "Best of 2008: Best Fighting Game (DS)". IGN. December 15, 2008. Archived from the original on December 19, 2008. Retrieved April 6, 2016.

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