February 1st, 2006, 17:35 Posted By: wraggster
News from Lik Sang
Leave it to the experts if you want to end up with a great game based on a popular Anime and Manga franchise. A rule that certainly proves to be true if we look at who SEGA chose to be the developer of the latest videogame incarnation out of the Bleach universe coming our way. None other than Gunstar Heroes and Radiant Silvergun veteran Treasure stepped up and delivered a Beat'em Up that offers full online support on the Nintendo DS, allowing you to fight players globally. Thoroughly committed to 2D (and we love them for that attitude), Bleach: Souten ni Kakeru Unmei is Treasure's first NDS title. Director Masato Maegawa even commented in an interview once, that if developing for next generation systems like Xbox 360, the company would use polygons for the visuals, but'd still stick to 2D gameplay. It's just great to see that such masters of the genre won't give in to the overall realism-only worship of current times, but are staying true to what they excel in: pure 2D gaming bliss. Fun for all. Let's hope we'll see more glory from Treasure on next-gen hardware, in the spirit of this fresh Bleach title.
Our stock of Bleach DS was delivered to our warehouse last Friday night, only too late for preorders to be dispatched before Chinese New Year break. Our packing department is now back at full force and all reservations are getting shipped out as we speak. New orders are very welcome for US$ 49.90 only. Get it delivered for free with our Free Shipping Worldwide promotion, available for all import games at Lik Sang.
Back to Bleach for NDS: at the Jump World event in Tokyo last year, SEGA had the game already at display and set up for four players. What awaits you with Souten ni Kakeru Unmei is basically a very fine two-plane Beat'em Up. The game features two main attack solutions, you use a button each for either a strong or a weak attack. Guard with the right shoulder button, while L is used to switch between planes. While in combat, you lock yourself on to an opponent and are able to dash with the remaining face controls. Then, jumping sees you pressing up, where double jumps are also possible.
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