Sega is bringing a varied and fun looking lineup of games to San Diego with them for Comic-Con, which makes us happy because we are going to be there covering the entire event for you.

First up is Bleach: The 3rd Phantom, which is unlike the previous two Treasure developed Bleach games on the DS. This one is developed and published by Sega, and is a tactical RPG like Fire Emblem or Final Fantasy Tactics, rather than a straight up fighter. The story is brand new and written by Tite Kubo, the author of the actual Bleach manga. I’ll be interested in checking this out, given that the game has a well-developed universe to support it and is now in a genre I’m more comfortable in.

That’s not the only DS RPG I’ll be checking out though, as Sands of Destruction, a game that has been on my radar since the beginning of the year when Nintendo Power first discussed it in detail, will also be there. This is a game created by the minds behind Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross, and unlike in many games where your goal is to save the world, in this one you are set on destroying it. That’s right, the world is in such awful shape that the protagonists have decided that it’s better off just not existing anymore. Love the concept, so I’ll want to see how the gameplay is.

The other of the titles that I can’t wait to try is Bayonetta, which is being made by Platinum Games. If you remember, Platinum Games (made up of former Clover and Capcom devs) also developed MadWorld, an over-the-top and ridiculously violent beat-em-up that we adore.‚  Bayonetta is also helmed by the creator of Devil May Cry, so you know this is going to be a very polished, very difficult affair. Bonus points for bringing in a live action model of Bayonetta and hosting a Bayonetta cosplay contest. I hope Sega remembers that her clothing is made out of the hair that’s attached to her head.

Sega will also be premiering Iron Man 2, and showing off Planet 51, and SEGA & Sonic All-Stars Racing. You can check out the screens we have for some of these titles below, but be on the lookout for more information on these games during and after Comic-Con, later this month.

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Marc Normandin was gaming editor of Blast from 2008 to mid-2010. You can reach him via e-mail at [email protected], or follow him on Twitter @Marc_Normandin

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