Square Enix’s Soul Eater manga is a hot licensed property. Namco Bandai just finished their Soul Eater game for the DS a few weeks ago and there is already another game in development. However, Soul Eater: Battle Resonance is quite different from Soul Eater: Conspiracy of Medusa since it’s a versus style fighting game.
Details about the fighting system are hazy, but the screenshots make Soul Eater: Battle Resonance appear to be a fighting game. One unusual decision is Soul Eater: Battle Resonance is getting a PSP and PlayStation 2 release when it comes out on January 29. The PSP version has ad-hoc play and since players are fighting on separate screens they can control their camera angle. The PlayStation 2 release has anime clips from the first twenty four episodes to watch in the Soul Theater and alternate costumes for characters like Maka and Black Star. No word if the graphics in Soul Eater: Battle Resonance will differ between releases, but we’ve seen other PSP to PlayStation 2 ports before. Set your expectations low now so you won’t be disappointed if Soul Eater: Battle Resonance was designed primarily for the PSP.
Images courtesy of Famitsu / Namco Bandai.