Sony working on manga-inspired PSP fighter

It doesn't even have a name, and you won't recognise what it's based on, but if we don't mention it the PSP posse will destroy us with their email bullets.

It's probably a bit obscure for most of your tastes, but we're going to mention it anyway in the hope that it'll limit the amount of "rite mor abat PSP thx" emails we receive this morning. What are we talking about? Well, Sony's making a 3D, cel-shaded fighter for the PlayStation Portable based on a manga strip that appears in Japanese magazine Shonen Jump. See, told you it was obscure.

The strip in question is called Bleach, and charts the rise of a young boy called Ichigo Kurosaki, who realises he can see ghosts and now attempts to become a sort of ghost slayer - having witnessed his family saved from certain doom at the hands of a pesky poltergeist by an original ghost slayer called Rukiya.

Sony Computer Entertainment is developing the PSP game, which doesn't currently have an official title, but ought to be out in spring 2005 in Japan. It probably doesn't mean much to you regardless, but Bleach has also already crossed over to TV as an anime series, and there's a PS2 game due out later this year too.

So there you go. Satisfied, kids?

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