Likely surprising no one considering the popularity of the Bleach manga/anime series, Sega announced its plans to publish Bleach: Dark Souls (or Bleach DS: 2nd Kokui Hirameku Requiem, as it's known in Japan), the follow-up to Bleach: The Blade of Fate, this summer in North America.
The Treasure-developed 2D fighter features a number of improvements on the original:
- an exclusive storyline that takes place in between the series's first and second season
- 44 playable characters (The Blade of Fate has 26)
- 30 new Power-up Cards and Power Crystals
- Bleach encyclopedia containing "fun and interesting facts about the entire Bleach universe"
[Via press release]