Masami Kurumada's Saint Seiya (also known as Knights of the Zodiac) franchise never really caught on in the English speaking world. For whatever reason audiences never flocked to localized versions of the classic manga, and anime series. Despite that setback the series flourished in other parts of the globe leading to spinoff manga, action figures, anime, and video games. The latest in the series is Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers, a fighting game published by Namco Bandai, and developed by Dimps for the PlayStation 3.
Brave Soldiers breathes life into the original Saint Seiya manga by including new animation from Toei. The game's roster features over 50 characters with anime authentic action in the Galaxian Wars mode. For those interested in a more traditional take on fighting games there's the Chronicle mode. Players can also take on their friends in a five vs five brawl.
Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers will launch on November 26th in the United States and Canada. While other regions will receive a retail release of the game, it is a PlayStation Network exclusive in the United States and Canada. This will be the first time a Saint Seiya game is released in those markets. No pricing details were shared. The game will only feature Japanese audio.