Sega Slashes Its Way Into Stores With Bleacht For The Wii And NDS

October 9, 2007

SEGA SLASHES ITS WAY INTO STORES
WITH BLEACH FOR THE WII AND NDS

Video Game Based on Hit Anime
Series Ships in North America

SEGA® of America, Inc. today
announced that Bleach™: Shattered Blade™ on the Wii™ home video game system from
Nintendo and Bleach™: The Blade of Fate™ on the Nintendo DS™ portable handheld
system has shipped to retailers in North America. Both games are based on the
hit animated series currently in its second season on Adult Swim. The games
offer relentless action and dazzling swordplay with crisp, highly-stylized
graphics that stay true to the TV series and offer players an authentic anime
experience. The games feature a robust cast of characters voiced by the original
voice actors from VIZ Media’s award-winning BLEACH™ anime. With a dynamic cast
of over two dozen characters in the games including Rukia, Kon and hero Ichigo,
gamers can spend hours furiously engaged in combat while unlocking individual
character stories, all based on the animated series’ story arc.

The BLEACH storyline follows
fifteen-year-old Ichigo Kurosaki who is able to see spirits from the afterlife
known as “Soul Reapers.” The Soul Reapers are tasked with defending humans from
otherworldly beings called “Hollows”. One fateful day, Ichigo meets Rukia, a
Soul Reaper who lends him her powers after she is injured by a Hollow. In the
game, players progress through an exciting storyline facing increasingly
difficult opponents in their quest to uncover the truth.