Shippin' Out July 31 - Aug. 6: Bleach: Soul Resurreccion

Anime fighting game leads light week of new releases; Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet lands on 360 as Limbo bows on PS3.

The holiday gauntlet is almost here, but there are still a handful of low-key release weeks remaining before Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Madden NFL 12 tip off a nearly nonstop parade of high-profile picks to keep gamers busy until 2012. This week's biggest retail debut belongs to NIS America with the PlayStation 3 game Bleach: Soul Resurreccion.

Notice how white his whites are?

Adapted from the hit anime, Soul Resurreccion is a 3D brawler along the lines of the Dynasty Warriors series. The game features 11 playable characters from the series, including main character Ichigo Kurosaki (along with his Hollow form), soul reaper Rukia Kuchiki, and arrancar antagonist Ulquiorra. Apart from fighting mobs of undead souls called Hollows, players can also customize the playable characters using the soul orb system, where players move pieces on a board and take over orbs to power up their characters of choice.

On the downloadable front, both the Xbox 360 and PS3 have aesthetically intriguing offerings on tap. For the Microsoft crowd, the 2D shooter Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet arrives as the third installment in the Xbox Live Summer of Arcade promotion. Meanwhile, PS3 owners will get a chance to try one of last year's Summer of Arcade titles as Playdead's Limbo makes its way to Sony's downloadable storefront.

For further details on the week's games, visit GameSpot's New Releases page. The full list of downloadable games on the PlayStation Store, Xbox Live Marketplace, and the Wii Shop Channel will be revealed later this week. Release dates are based on retailer listings and are subject to change.

AUGUST 2, 2011
Limbo--PS3--Playdead
Pirates of Black Cove--PC--Paradox Interactive
Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension--Wii, DS, PS3--Disney Interactive
Silkroad Online: Legend VIII - Mysterious Temple of Jupiter--PC--Joymax
Seasame Street: Ready, Set, Grover!--Wii, DS--WBIE

AUGUST 3, 2011
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet--360--Fuelcell
Bleach: Soul Resurreccion--PS3--NIS America

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22 comments
Santesyu
Santesyu

ack! I want this xbox 360 or not I will play it!

GameBeaten
GameBeaten

I lost interest in Bleach a long time ago. I'm not sure if I even want to get back into it.

soulless4now
soulless4now

@Frame_Dragger: 7.0 isn't bad. I'll have to go check out that review then. Thanks for letting me know. :D

demonkingx5
demonkingx5

@ShadowofSonic so in your logic 1 game makes another console better than the other, wow great logic.

bankaimaster19
bankaimaster19

can't wait for it!!! Bleach is an amazing anime and i believe that the game will be just as good

YamiGuzz
YamiGuzz

Awesome, Can't wait to play it!

ShadowofSonic
ShadowofSonic

Another reason why the PS3 is better than the Xbox 360. BLEACH

Texasguy
Texasguy

There are so many titles of interest coming out from the end of August till early December that this is like the calm before the storm. A very expensive storm.

exedeath
exedeath

Apparently the game only covers the end of the whole Ichigo Kills Aizen, and looses his powers arc, so the list of playable characters is low.

gohoanq
gohoanq

Why the hell is Bleach being released on a Wednesday?? o-O Makes no sense considering virtually every single game released here releases with other electronics.. which release on Tuesday. Also.. there are 21 playable characters.

Fz1994
Fz1994

wanna see the bleach reviews..

soulless4now
soulless4now

I really hope Bleach gets some good reviews.

Rayzakk
Rayzakk

Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet looks really good.

burnettaj
burnettaj

Pirates of the Black Cove looks good. We'll be watching this game.

SuprSaiyanRockr
SuprSaiyanRockr

It's nice having both consoles; I got Limbo a year ago, and now I can enjoy the new Bleach game :D Never really understood fanboyism.

demonkingx5
demonkingx5

@TimothyPickl3s you can fix your problem by getting a PS3

servb0ts
servb0ts

PReordered mines 2 weeks ago its worth the wait for Bleach Epicness.

jaifrecap
jaifrecap

Limbo August 2nd??? Its been on PSN for 2 weeks now :/

TimothyPickl3s
TimothyPickl3s

Oh I wish Bleach: Soul Resurreccion came out for the 360!