Friday, April 18, 2008

Soul Calibur Coming to XBLA

Here's one for all you Soul Calibur fans out there - Namco-Bandai have announced a port of the Dreamcast Soul Calibur is coming to XBox Live Arcade, to be available prior to Soul Calibur IV's US release of July 29.

Local multiplayer is included, but no online support beyond leaderboards, which is fine by me as I don't hugely enjoy getting pwned at these things by a worldwide roster of 14-year-olds.

As the Dreamcast Soul Calibur is still considered by many to be the finest entry in the series, this is a great chance to come to grips with the franchise if you've never picked it up before.

Story via Gamasutra.

UPDATE: While we're on the topic, Soul Calibur IV will be reaching Australia on July 31, Gamespot reports.


Phrancq said...

YEAH! Welcome back to the f'ing stage of history!

Jason O said...


So far none of the sequels have quite lived up to the original Soul Calibur, even though SCII was a decent blend of Soul Calibur and the original Soul Blade.

Great news!

Greg Tannahill said...

Yeah, I liked SCII, and SCIII was plenty fine although it didn't have the spark.

Given the poor quality of SC Legends, and the way the costume designs in the new one seem to be skewing down to the younger end of the market, I'm frankly worried about SC IV, but I guess we'll see.