The name Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers may not roll off the tongue, and in fact it may be a completely unfamiliar franchise to many PlayStation 3 owners. But to fans of the anime series, today’s news that Namco Bandai has launched Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers in North America exclusively through the PlayStation Network is reason to give extra thanks on Thursday.
Titled as Los Caballeros Del Zodiaco: Soldados Valientes in Latin America and Os Cavaleiros Do Zodíaco: Bravos Soldados in Brazil, the PS3 game launches in these countries as both a packaged and digitally downloadable product (via PSN) exclusively for the PS3. Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers brings the classic anime series to life as a fighting game featuring fierce battles that will take players through the entire storyline of one of the most beloved and well known Japanese anime franchises in Mexico, Latin America and Brazil.
Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers also features the original Japanese voiceover and localized subtitles in English, French, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese. The voiceover work may be partially attributed to the game being developed by Osaka-based game developer Dimps.
Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers features playable characters from the Sanctuary, Poseidon, and Hades story arcs within the Saint Seiya universe. Players will channel the power of the cosmos as they battle characters from Saint Seiya in one-on-one bouts that feature environments and special moves taken directly from the anime series. The game was developed with enhanced graphics and gameplay effects specifically styled to bring the animated series to life.
As part of a player’s progression through the game, they will be able to enhance their chosen character’s Hit-Point Gauge, strength levels, and Cosmos Power Gauge. Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers will also challenge fans across the globe with one-on-one online encounters via versus and ranking modes.
Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers is available exclusively for the PS3 system in Mexico (MSRP $999.00 MXN), the rest of Latin America (MSRP equivalent to $59.99USD in each country’s currency), and Brazil (MSRP R$199.00) in both a packaged version available at retail and as a digital download. In the United States and Canada (MSRP $59.99), Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers will be available exclusively as a digital download via PSN. All initial copies of Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers will include a bonus exclusive Gold Saint Aries Shion DLC for a limited time.