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Bleach: Heat the Soul is a series of 3-D cel-shaded fighting games for the PSP based on the popular manga and anime series Bleach by Tite Kubo. Each installment is developed by Eighting and published by Konami. All installments have been released only in Japan.
Bleach: Heat the Soul 3 (ＢＬＥＡＣＨ：ヒート・ザ・ソウル３) is the third installment in the Heat the Soul series, released on July 20, 2006. The game features 34 characters, covering events from the Soul Society: The Sneak Entry arc to Ulquiorra Schiffer’s introduction at the beginning of The Arrancar arc. Unique to Heat the Soul 3 are “Soul Road” and “Karakura Heroes.” In Soul Road, the player is to select the desired character and partner character. Afterwards, the player is set on a board game-like map where the goal is to pass through markers in order to fight enemies. After each match, the player is given an amount of “Trust points” (how many received depends on the mode’s difficulty) which go towards leveling up partner characters and unlocking bonuses, such as alternate costumes and new partners.
To unlock these bonuses, the player must find a blue marker to turn in their points; however, before doing so, the player must answer a multiple choice question. In Karakura Heroes, the player is put into a humorous side-story, with some extra anime scenes added. Don Kanonji leads a group of shinigami, initially Byakuya Kuchiki and Tōshirō Hitsugaya, on some sort of wacky adventure which involves battling several other characters. At the mode’s completion, a scene shows the gang relaxing at an expensive hotel, doing activities that in some way fit their personalities and/or abilities (for example, Hitsugaya snowboarding).
In each game of the series, the player controls one of many characters directly based upon their Bleach manga counterparts. The objective of each match is to reduce the opponent’s health to zero using basic attacks and special techniques unique to each character and derived from techniques they use in the source material. For instance, Ichigo Kurosaki’s use of his Black Getsuga Tensho (though only while using Ichigo’s bankai form) and Rukia Kuchiki’s utilization of kidō.
For some techniques, characters have available a “spirit gauge,” which depletes upon execution. Most techniques are not executed in real time, and instead have an accompanying cinematic that takes place. Furthermore, some characters can transform into certain alternative forms mid-battle, albeit until their spirit gauge is fully drained or the player cancels the transformation.
Bleach: Heat the Soul 3
|First release date||
July 20, 2006
Eighting Co., Ltd.
Sony Interactive Entertainment
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