Bleach: Versus Crusade Has Much, Much Less Waggle


bleachvc This might be because the Tokyo Game Show demo only allowed attendees to use the Classic Controller, but my overall feel from Bleach: Versus Crusade is it’s more of a “game” than Bleach: Shattered Blade. Treasure’s take on a Wii Bleach game could still have remote/sword shaking though. Bleach: Versus Crusade makes an interesting use of the right analog stick for basic slashes. Pressing the A/Y buttons does special moves like Ichigo’s Getsuga Tenshou energy waves. He can also pull of a bankai by pressing R+L at the same time. The L button alone is used to switch to your partner character and give the current character a break.


Aside from including a partner system Bleach: Versus Crusade is an anime arena fighting game with weapons. Since Bleach: Versus Crusade is being developed by Treasure there is likely a subtle layer of depth to the system like the recently released Bleach: The Dark Souls, but this is something to discover post TGS impressions. The other key feature is the Nintendo Wi-Fi play which I obviously couldn’t try out. Bleach: Versus Crusade is a fast game with Ichigo nearly teleporting around a small arena in bankai mode. Lag could ruin Ichigo’s hastiness.


Images courtesy of Sega.

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