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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 (ＢＬＥＡＣＨ：ヒート・ザ・ソウル) is the first installment in the Heat the Soul fighting game series, released on March 24, 2005. The theme song for the game is *: Asterisk by Orange Range, which also happens to be the original opening theme for the anime. The game has a total of six characters, all of which derived from the Agent of the Shinigami arc. One thing critics seemed to like were the authentic voice-overs during both gameplay and conversation sequences. The voice actors themselves also appeared at the Jump Festa event for a live talk show appearance on a mock radio station just months before the game’s release. In recent video game books released in North America, tips for this game are here, as well as 2, 3, 4. 5.
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
|First release date||
March 24, 2005
Eighting Co., Ltd.
Sony Interactive Entertainment
Fantasy Anime Martial Arts