Soulcalibur

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Soulcalibur
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Basic Information
Type(s)
Video Game
Namco
Namco
3D Fighting
GD-ROM
Sega Dreamcast
188 Megabyte Download
Xbox Live Arcade
Arcade:
8-Way Joystick, 4 Buttons
Sega Dreamcast Controller
Xbox 360 Controller
Arcade, Dreamcast and Xbox Live Arcade
PlayStation and PlayStation 2
Retail Features
Gameplay-Single-player.pngVersus
Ratings
This title has been rated T by the ESRB
Main Credits
Hiroaki Yotoriyama
United Nations International Release Date(s)
Arcade machines
July 301998
Xbox Live Arcade
July 22008
European Union European Release Date(s)
Dreamcast
December 11999
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
Dreamcast
September 91999
Japan Japanese Release Date(s)
Dreamcast
August 51999
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Soul Calibur was created by Namco and is considered to be one of the greatest fighting games ever made. It is the sequel to Soul Blade. Soul Calibur spawned a sequel, Soul Calibur 2. This game was a Sega Dreamcast launch title. A PlayStation And PlayStation 2 Version Was Planned  But it Was Cancelled Due to Control issues.

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Soulcalibur was originally planned to be a dramatic overhaul, featuring only a few select characters to be carried over from its predecessor, Soul Edge. While the initial plan did not exactly follow through—as nine of the eleven characters from the original roster had carried over by the time the game was ported to the Sega Dreamcast—the game still did manage to nearly double the size of the roster from the previous title. Most of these characters were readily available from the second the player opens the package.

But although the game added ten new characters, eight of the newcomers were, for the most part, updated versions of previously-existing fighters. Of the three main protagonists, Kilik's move set was largely taken from Seung Mi Na, Xianghua's from Hwang; and Maxi was a greatly updated version of what Soul Edge's Li Long would have been if he had returned. And of three of the main antagonists, Nightmare's move set was largely taken from Siegfried, Astaroth's from Rock; and Lizardman was based primarily on Soul Edge's featured heroine, Sophitia. In the Korean version of the game, Mitsurugi was replaced by a Caucasian swordsman named Arthur because the image of the samurai was not very popular with Koreans. Added to that is the fact that both Edge Master and Inferno switch their styles to match randomly-chosen existing characters' move lists with each individual round of fighting. In fact, Soulcalibur only added two truly original playing styles, shown in Ivy and Yoshimitsu; and even Yoshimitsu had some moves borrowed from established character Mitsurugi. Additionally, Taki has experienced a change of her own now that she wields dual tantōs instead of one. Consequently, Namco has been working hard since Soulcalibur to gradually separate the roster's styles until the series features completely original styles for each of its characters.


The Soulcalibur series
Games
Soul Edge | Soul Blade | Soulcalibur | Soulcalibur II | Soulcalibur III | Soulcalibur Legends | Soulcalibur IV | Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny | Soulcalibur V
Characters
Main:Amy | Astaroth | Cassandra Alexandra | Cervantes | Charade | Edge Master | Hwang | Ivy | Kilik | Li Long | Lizardman | Maxi | Mitsurugi | Natsu | Necrid | Nightmare | Olcadan | Raphael | Rock | Seong Han-myeong | Seong Mi-na | Setsuka | Siegfried | Sophitia | Taki | Talim | Tira | Voldo | Xianghua | Yoshimitsu | Yun-seong | Zasalamel | Zwei
Bonus: Arthur | Revenant | Greed | Miser | Valeria | Hualin | Lynette | Abelia | Girardot | Luna | Aurelia | Demuth | Chester | Strife
Bosses:
Abyss | Inferno | Night Terror
Misc
Soul Weapons