Friday, February 3, 2012

The Fight Is On - Soul Calibur V by Namco Bandai

Soul Calibur V goes on sale in Europe and Australia

Fighting games have pretty much always been among my favorite games. The great thing about the past few years is the fact that we have seen quite a resurgence in the amount of fighting games coming out. Of course, Capcom has been coming out with the latest in their Street Fighter and related series, and then we got another great game in Mortal Kombat, which we already know is getting a "Komplete" edition this year. Along with that, we have Dead or Alive, Soul Calibur and Street Fighter X Tekken to look forward to. Today we have a bunch of Soul Calibur V screenshots. Scroll down for today's press release. Enjoy, everybody!

Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. today announced that SOULCALIBUR™V is now available for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft throughout Europe and Australasia. The award-winning next chapter in the premiere weapons-based fighting game franchise comes loaded with new game features, expanded modes and fan-favourite guest character Ezio Auditore da Firenze from Ubisoft’s multi-million unit selling franchise, Assassin’s Creed®.

Developed by NAMCO BANDAI Games’ Project Soul™ team, SOULCALIBUR V picks up 17 years after the events of SOULCALIBUR™ IV with new heroes and returning warriors clashing in an epic showdown between good and evil. The tale of Patroklos and Pyrrha Alexandra unfolds as their family’s destiny becomes entwined with the Soul swords. With an expanded character creation mode, and new gameplay features including the Critical Edge and Quick Move systems, SOULCALIBUR V will be the must-have fighting game of 2012.

The updated Creation mode allows players to customize outfits for existing SOULCALIBUR V characters or create an entirely original warrior. Tweak everything from hairstyle, voice, outfits, equipment and sizes of various body parts to create a fighter as fearsome or outrageous as possible! Players will be able to show off their custom characters to the world in multiple online modes including the new Global Colosseo. The Global Colosseo acts a hub for all SOULCALIBUR V community interactions from around the globe. Pick a region and start interacting with other SOULCALIBUR V players through voice and text chat. Create or enter specific rooms to challenge friends and other players. Ranked and Player matches are also available for quick online battles.

Alongside the standard retail edition, a special Collector’s Edition of SOULCALIBUR V is also available at launch. Packed in a specially designed ‘book’ box, the Collector’s Edition includes a high quality art book, a CD containing a selection of music spanning the history of SOULCALIBUR, the making-of videos, a DLC card for the Black Knight and White Knight armour sets, plus original artwork and letter on reproduction parchment paper signed by the team at Project Soul. Fans who pre-ordered either edition of the game from participating retailers will receive a code to unlock Dampierre as a playable character as soon as they fire up the game.

About the Author Rafael is the founder and video editor of Currrently a graduate student at California State University, Los Angeles pursuing his master's degree in Computer Science. He loves reading and learning about video game history and development. His dream is to be a video game designer.
Rafael es el creador y editor de video de Es estudiante de posgrado en la universidad del estado de california, los ángeles trabajando hacia su maestría en la ciencia de computación. Le encanta leer y aprender acerca de la historia y desarrollo de videojuegos. Su sueno es ser diseñador de videojuegos.