New Bleach Video Game Officially Announced For PS4, PS5, Xbox And Steam

It seems like Dragon Ball wouldn’t be the monopoly on high-quality shonen anime games anymore!

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The Bandai Namco Panel at Anime Expo 2024 had a special treat for Bleach fans!

Bandai Namco is venturing into the universe of Bleach with their latest title, Bleach: Rebirth of Souls. Developed by Tamsoft, the game’s release date is yet to be confirmed, but it’s set to launch on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC through Steam.

Take a glimpse at the unveiled trailer from Anime Expo 2024 below.

After this dropped, fans were extremely excited that Bleach finally gets its respect with a game quality on par with Dragon Ball games. It seems like Dragon Ball wouldn’t be the monopoly on high-quality shonen anime games anymore!

About Bleach

Bleach is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Tite Kubo. It was serialized in Shueisha’s shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump from August 2001 to August 2016, with its chapters collected in 74 tankōbon volumes.

The series has given rise to a wide-ranging media franchise, encompassing an anime television series produced by studio Pierrot spanning from 2004 to 2012, along with two original video animations (OVAs), four animated feature films, ten stage musicals, and a variety of video games and merchandise related to Bleach.

Warner Bros. produced a Japanese live-action film adaptation released in 2018. In 2022, a sequel to the anime series debuted, focusing on the manga’s concluding story arc.

VIZ Media publishes Tite Kubo’s Bleach manga and sums up the story:

Ichigo Kurosaki has always been able to see ghosts, but this ability doesn’t change his life nearly as much as his close encounter with Rukia Kuchiki, a Soul Reaper and member of the mysterious Soul Society. While fighting a Hollow, an evil spirit that preys on humans who display psychic energy, Rukia attempts to lend Ichigo some of her powers so that he can save his family; but much to her surprise, Ichigo absorbs every last drop of her energy. Now a full-fledged Soul Reaper himself, Ichigo quickly learns that the world he inhabits is one full of dangerous spirits and, along with Rukia–who is slowly regaining her powers–it’s Ichigo’s job to protect the innocent from Hollows and help the spirits themselves find peace.

Source: Bandai Namco EUROPE