Sega announced they are bringing two of their Bleach games to North America, Bleach: The Blade of Fate for the DS and Bleach: Shattered Blade for the Wii. Bleach: Blade of Fate is a 2D fighting game made by Treasure with 28 characters and Nintendo Wi-Fi battles. This was previously released in Japan as Bleach DS: Souten ni Kakeru Unmei.
Bleach: Shattered Blade lets players use the Wii remote to slash and poke as if they were holding a sword like a Soul Reaper. Japan got this back around the Wii’s launch and since it contains story elements beyond the Soul Society arc it seemed like it would be a while until we would get it. Sega mentioned that 32 characters will be in Bleach: Shattered Blade, nearly the entire cast unless they are counting each bankai version as a separate character.
Even if a few characters get the axe, it is great to know that Sega will be bringing out their Bleach games in the future. Also if you were reluctant to import Bleach DS and like 2D fighting games, Bleach: Blade of Fate is a must play.
Also see our Bleach Wii Playtest