SEGA of America, Inc. today announced that BLEACH: The 3rd
Phantom for Nintendo DS has shipped to retailers in North
America. BLEACH: The 3rd Phantom
delivers an authentic anime experience with a deep story and
tactical RPG gameplay. The game features a cast of over 50
characters and is voiced by the actors from VIZ Media’s
award-winning BLEACH animated series. BLEACH: The 3rd Phantom
is rated T for Teen.
In BLEACH: The 3rd Phantom new details are revealed about the
BLEACH universe stemming from before the start of the anime
series. This original storyline highlights the close
partnership between two fraternal twin Soul Reapers, Matsuri
Kudo and her brother Fujimaru. For the first time, players
can create and command their own team of eight Soul Reapers.
In team-based battles, players decide where to place their
team on the campaign map and also how to customize their
character’s powers with the experience points they received
through winning battles. With exciting revelations and a lot
more choice and strategy, BLEACH: The 3rd Phantom will thrill
both RPG and BLEACH fans.
In BLEACH: The 3rd Phantom players can choose what skills and
abilities they want their team of Soul Reapers to have.
Experience is gained during each battle and from there
players can choose what and how they want their characters to
level up. When players engage in combat, the DS screen
changes perspective and displays a perspective reminiscent of
the BLEACH DS fighting games. In this view, players can watch
characters engage in battle with beautifully stylized
animation that looks stunningly close to the anime. Once
players complete the single player campaign, a new mode
called “BLEACH Tower” is unlocked. Gamers can then continue
leveling up their party as well as unlock special characters
and team up Soul Reapers, Hollows and Arrancar on the same