Bleach: The Blade of Fate
Japanese cover - European/North American cover
Blade of Fate
Kanji BLEACH DS 蒼天に駆ける運命
Romanji Bleach DS Sōten ni Kakeru Unmei
English Bleach DS: A Fate Running into the Blue Sky
Developer Treasure Co. Ltd
Publisher Sega
Release Flag of Japan January 26, 2006
Flag of the U.S. October 10, 2007[1]
Genre Fighting
Modes Single player, Multiplayer, Online multiplayer
Ratings CERO All ages, ESRB Teen
Platforms Nintendo DS

Bleach: The Blade of Fate,[2] known in Japan as Bleach DS Sōten ni Kakeru Unmei (BLEACH DS 蒼天に駆ける運命蒼天に駆ける運命, "Bleach DS: A Fate Running into the Blue Sky") is a 2D fighting game that features characters from Bleach. The game also features Nintendo's WFC, allowing players to connect and play against players all over the world. The game modes include: story mode, arcade mode, VS mode, training mode, challenge mode, survival mode, time attack mode and Urahara Shop. The Blade of Fate's theme song is Ichirin no Hana by High and Mighty Color.

Storyline in Story Mode

Bleach: The Blade of Fate video game follows Ichigo Kurosaki on his quest to save a Shinigami named Rukia Kuchiki, who is scheduled for execution at the cost of giving Ichigo her Shinigami powers. The story modes for each character vary and an additional 22 episodes can be unlocked upon completing the new unlocked episodes after Rescue Rukia. A 23rd episode more accurately details the Soul Society arc, beginning with Ichigo's fight against Ganju and ending with Aizen's betrayal.

Ichigo's Story


Bleach Blade of Fate Game Screen

Basic game play

Battles in Bleach are between two and four characters in any combination of teams and enemies. Ally/Enemy characters can either be AI controlled, or controlled by other players via Nintendo WFC or DS Wireless Communications. The battles in Bleach take place in double-layered side-scrolling arenas with 3D pre-rendered backgrounds, of which there are 16 in total. The fighting in Bleach is controlled through a combination of the D-pad Nintendo DS D Pad, the Nintendo DS X Button, Nintendo DS A Button, Nintendo DS B Button and Nintendo DS Y Button buttons and the touch screen. The D-pad is used for moving the character, the a, x, y and b buttons are used to attack using a light, medium or heavy attack or initiate a flash step and the touch screen is used to initiate special attacks, RF moves and use special status affecting cards.

The gameplay in The Blade of Fate remains mostly unchanged from the Japanese version apart from several fixed balance issues. The most notable addition is an "anti-air" system; attacks coming from the ground cannot be blocked in the air, which alters the gameplay significantly. It allows attack opportunities and traps not possible in the original game.

Playable characters

Game Menu

  • Story Mode

23 Episodes

  • Arcade Mode
  • Versus Mode
  • Training Mode
  • Time Attack Mode
  • Survival Mode
  • Challenge Mode
  • Deck Construction
  • Urahara Shop

You can buy somethings like: Spirit Cards, Bonus Graphics, and Music.

  • Gallery
  • Options


Bleach: The Blade of Fate received a rating of 8.5 in Nintendo Power No. 222 by George S. He comments in his review that Blade of Fate will appeal to any fan of well-executed feature heavy fighting games. However, the game has also been criticized for certain unbalanced mechanics, such as card powerups and autoblock, which can give players unfair advantages over others. The game was also awarded Best Fighting Game of 2007 by IGN.


  1. GameStop release date.
  2. Bleach brightening DS, Wii this Fall. GameSpot.

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