Disgaea Bleach-es Dark Soul on DS

Nippon Ichi's original grid-based strategy RPG set to join new installment in VIZ Media's popular supernatural samurai slasher on Nintendo's portable this summer.

A little over a week ago, Nippon Ichi America revealed it would be landing a third wave of combustible penguins on North American shores later this year with Disgaea 3 on the PlayStation 3. While the latest Prinny onslaught will update the cult series with a 3D face-lift, NIA isn't quite ready to abandon the series' traditional 2D stylings.

A very-much unlocalized shot of Disgaea DS.

Following on the coattails of the 2007 PlayStation Portable redux Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness, NIA said today it would be bringing an updated version of the original Disgaea to the Nintendo DS this July. NIA promises that the DS version of the game will include "several key improvements" to the original grid-based tactical role-playing game, but did not go into explicit detail as to what these updates entail.

With the second season of Bleach premiering on Cartoon Network March 1, Sega confirmed today that it would be following up last year's well-received Bleach: The Blade of Fate for Nintendo's portable this summer with Bleach: Dark Souls. Sega notes that Dark Souls offers an exclusive storyline that takes place between the first and second seasons of the show, and the game will feature a variety of the anime's voice actors.

Four-way brawling in Bleach DS.

Japanese outfit Treasure will again be adapting VIZ Media's Bleach anime, and promises Dark Souls will offer a range of enhancements over Blade of Fate, including the ability to play as 44 different characters, 30 new spirit cards, and the addition of a variety of new Bankai special moves.

The game will also pack in seven additional gameplay modes, as well as support for four-player multiplayer bouts using the DS's Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and DS Download Play. Dark Souls will also include an encyclopedia to help players keep track of the complicated world of Bleach.

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65 comments
Klyern
Klyern

Yup, it had nothing to do with it, they had so little info on it that they had to mix up 2 previews in one. Welcome to the new Gamespot :)

axelviiii
axelviiii

Wait... What does the Bleach bit have to do with Disgaea?

datboicj03
datboicj03

What can we do to get The bleach SP Games ported over.

lionheartssj1
lionheartssj1

New Bleach!? Yes!........and I agree with Stryder18.....Heat of the Soul needs a port.

aots_twilight
aots_twilight

Congrats DS... You finally get Disgaea at long last

Stryder_18
Stryder_18

The Bleach Heat the Soul Series for PSP should be Ported, I have the 4th one and its awesome. I also have the First DS one which is pretty cool but the PSP ones are freakin sweet!

Dante200X
Dante200X

NIS sure is squeezing Disgaea (the first one) dry, huh? The game worked freakin' great on the PSP and really looked good too. The funny thing is that since they added some new content to the PS2 game, it didn't quite fit on the UMD, so they had to tone a few things down (took some voices out for some parts, etc). The DS version is gonna be way worse in that respect. Unless they also tone down the graphics a lot to save more space. So instead of putting a good remake of Disgaea 2 or Makai Kingdom on the PSP, they decided to make a port (however good or bad) of the same exact game that was on the PSP (with "improvements) on the DS? Wow........

beamme
beamme

Man after playing the second Bleach DS game in japanese, I sorta wished they would just skip the first one. Since it doesn't have anything in particular that isn't improved opon in the sequel. Still I got both "Blade of Fate" and "Bleach2nd" for some reason xD Now what I really would like is a third entry in the series with even more characters like Grimmjow and the lot. Also proper color hollow ichigo.

Legend002
Legend002

I never played disgaea before but I played Bleach DS before.I can't wait for dark soul this summer.

Terenigma
Terenigma

Finally Disgaea is confirmed for DS! This is the best DS related news yet!

TorugotoShinsan
TorugotoShinsan

Shame that I already have the PSP version. My DS has been collecting dust ever since I finished Pokemon Diamond. Still at least DS owners can enjoy the game now (and it has the potential to pull in lots of new fans in the process) so it's still a win-win for everyone regardless. Now if the voice actors for the Japanese setting would suck less than the PSP's versions (I want the original voice actors back!) I would be willing to buy this game again.

Ejex
Ejex

While this is good news (the more Disgaea the better) I really wish Nippon Ichi would create some original/new Disgaea games for mobile devices that really take advantage of the PSP and DS respectively.

OmegaNemesis28
OmegaNemesis28

The Bleach games on the DS fail compared to the PSP games.

Wolverine77
Wolverine77

-"Disgaea Bleach-es Dark Soul on DS" This wins the most confusing news title of the year.

-KinGz-
-KinGz-

Best news of the week.

PSORngr
PSORngr

I'll probably be getting Disgaea because I like tactical RPGs. Is Bleach: Dark Souls Bleach 2nd in Japan? I have that and it is a great fighting game.

CheddarLimbo
CheddarLimbo

Hell. Freaking. Yes. I am SO glad publishers are tossing out the idea of single platform development. Gamers rejoice!

BoobyUnger
BoobyUnger

lol id rather heat of the soul over this

FoodThing00
FoodThing00

Best news all day! My DS has been collection some dust, but it'll soon be out in the sun again 8)

fmobliv06
fmobliv06

that's great news about Disgaea. i didn't pick up the PSP version and now i can't find it anywhere and don't really have the money to get it anyway with Brawl coming tomorrow. thankfully i should have money saved by the time the DS version comes out this summer. i might even consider picking up the second bleach game (despite not being a fan of the anime) since the first one was well recieved.

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

bleach is a pretty good handheld fighter

guppieface
guppieface

why dont they MAKE A NEW DISGAEA GAME for the ds rather than yet another port to a handheld. lazy greedy people

VagrantChild24
VagrantChild24

Already got the original Disgaea but may pick it up on DS. I'm really wanting the 3rd one though quite badly...

ukillwegrill
ukillwegrill

I Dont have a ds,but i may get one for Disgaea,although i have it already for PSP and PS2

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

Man, original Disgaea again? Was hoping for Disgaea 2 to appear on the PSP now.

Azhar85
Azhar85

count me too....but if they make the Soma Bringer game to us version...it will be great..i love my NDS!!!!

glitchgeeman
glitchgeeman

Damn, I already bought the PSP version. I hope the DS version doesn't have too many new extra stuff or else I might end up buying it as well. :P

Bowser05
Bowser05

Disgaea on the DS? Count me in.

sokpupet
sokpupet

fullmetalnaruto: I agree with you that the Bleach filler is leagues above the disjointed (at best) Naruto filler. I watched every episode of each. Once is enough though :) It does say 'between' the two seasons of the anime though, so there's a good chance it could be an entirely different story. Since only a few days pass between each arc, the story'd have to last only a couple days. Don't get me wrong though, I'll be picking it up regardless :)

FullMetalNaruto
FullMetalNaruto

Sokpupet: Lol, The bount arc wasn't all that bad. Now having to wait over 100 episodes for Naruto Shippuden which a bunch of short story arcs was painful. At least bleach kept their filler in one arc lol. But that aside I would have to guess its probably the bount arc. The 1st season is the Soul Society naturally and the second if you go by the manga is the Arrancar.

Archon_basic
Archon_basic

Nice to see Sega porting Bleach DS 2nd faster than they did the first one. Best fighting series on the DS, you owe it to yourself to try some wi-fi battles if you haven't already. It's also great to see Nippon Ichi throw so much support behind the DS. They recently announced they would be bringing five titles, with Disgaea being the first.

faceman420
faceman420

jebus that bleach game sounds like a deal

rizalariff
rizalariff

Why another remake?? Make a new story for Disgaea... And a new Bleach game?? AWESOME!!!

sokpupet
sokpupet

They damn well better not be talking about the Bount. I don't see how they could because they say it's between the seasons. If that's not the case though, and it is about the Bount, then it damn well better have some awesome gameplay because I won't be getting it for the story.

Ra-Devil
Ra-Devil

Never got to play Disgea, but I'm game for a DS version.... so long as it's not $40.

ebonyflame
ebonyflame

I second that, a port to Disgea 3 would be awesome.

spider_minion
spider_minion

Nice! Now all we need is a Wii port of Disgaea 3 :-)

Wanderer5
Wanderer5

That good news, through it would have been nice if they created a new Disgaea game for the DS.

LivingDeadNinja
LivingDeadNinja

I guess the PSP Disgaea will remain the superior one. We'll see. Nice to see a new Bleach DS though. Still have to buy the first... And it's NISA, not NIA.

potterpipi
potterpipi

Finally! And just when I was 'bout to buy the original Disgaea, it's coming for the DS, and improved :D

WllDan7
WllDan7

I am getting this bleach. I played the first one and it was great.

ihma
ihma

YES disgaea for DS! thats great since no one carries it for the POS i mean PSP

ucphenom82
ucphenom82

Man, I saw this story and I got really excited for a Bleach-themed Disgaea-style Strategy RPG. Damn you Gamespot!

Zeus-Guy
Zeus-Guy

Finally, Disgaea for a Nintendo system. I'll definitely check it out.