The big news today is that it’s finally out for iOS and Android, giving long-time fans a fresh perspective on what might otherwise have been well-worn ground.
The anime ran for 14 seasons, starting in 2004 and ending in 2012. It’s of course based on the Japanese shonen manga series written and illustrated by Tite Kubo. It follows the tale of teenager Ichigo Kurosaki, who one day inherits the powers of a Soul Reaper – basically a Grim Reaper of sorts.
Now, he’s charged with delivering departed souls to the afterlife and fighting an ongoing battle against evil spirits. Not exactly your average teenager’s day-to-day.
Bleach: Immortal Soul requires you to build up a team of heroes from across the anime while developing your own combat strategies and skills.
It’s aiming to be a fairly accessible experience, offering an auto-battle mode for those who’d prefer a slightly easier time. As you continue to progress, though, you’ll apparently need to start considering your team’s composition, order of attack, and more. Combos can be achieved through well-executed QTEs, so it might well test both your reaction times and ability to think strategically.
Visually, it’s pretty flashy, boasting lots of colourful pop-ups that remind me a bit of the Persona series.
If you’re a fan of the series and haven’t yet had your fill of turn-based gacha RPGs, you’ll find Bleach: Immortal Soul available for download now as a free-to-play title from both the App Store and Google Play.
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