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Soul Caliber IV set for simultaneous release on Xbox 360 and PS3

by Steven Williamson on 21 April 2008, 09:08

Tags: SoulCalibur IV (Xbox 360), SoulCalibur IV (PS3), Namco (TYO:7832), Xbox 360, PS3, Beat 'em up

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Confirmed online competitive play

The fourth installment of the weapon-based fighting series, Soul Caliber IV is set for a simultaneous release on Xbox 360 and PS3 this summer.

Ubisoft has confirmed that both versions of Soul Caliber IV will be available on July 31st, 2008 and for the first time in the series history, will feature competitive online play.

Namco Bandai has also made the decision to offer each console an exclusive character, with PS3 gamers getting Darth Vader, and Xbox 360 owners being offered Yoda. It's also possible that more characters may be available for download at a later date via the consoles' online stores.

Check out the features list:

* Ever Expanding Roster – The lineup of weapon wielding characters grows with new fighters
- Hilde – A striking armor-clad fighter who wields a short sword and spear making her adept at both long range strikes and short range combos
- Scheherazade and Angol Fear – Two alluring bonus characters created specifically for the game by renowned manga artists and character designers

* Unparalleled High Definition Graphics – Experience the legendary Soulcalibur high visual standard now in HD resolution for the first time

* Take the Fight Online – For the first time ever, fight opponents around the world online in multiple versus modes

* New Fighting System Elements:
- Active Matching Battle: New to the Soulcalibur franchise, experience non-stop matches where opponents will try to defeat players one right after another. How enemies are strategically defeated is the key to longevity.
- Critical Finish: Slowly fill the Soul gauge to unleash a devastating finishing move to defeat enemies once and for all with spectacular effects!
- Equipment Destruction: Now the wages of battle are shown as protective armor can be broken off and visible lacerations of clothing can be seen.

* Multiple Gameplay Modes – Experience Soulcalibur in Story, Arcade, Tower of Lost Souls, Training, Character Creation, and Museum modes

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I played Soul Caliber IV at Play.com Live and didn't think that much of it. Pretty but it ain't no Tekken.