Game details

Game:
Soul Calibur V
AKA
Genre:
Fighting
Sub Genre:
One on One
Release Date (US):
January 31st, 2012
Release Date (UK):
February 3rd, 2012
Players:
1-2
Online Players:
1-2
Developers:
Project Soul
Publisher:
Namco Bandai
Rating:
RP [Rating Pending]
PSU Rank:
0 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
0 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also on Xbox 360.

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Summary

A hearty fighter that sticks to its guns for a grand old time

We like

  • Beautiful graphics and animations
  • Competitive online modes
  • Intense and glorious sound effects

We dislike

  • A lot of the same in terms of core gameplay mechanics
  • Unimpessive soundtrack

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Soul Calibur V News

  • Namco Q1: Soul Calibur V sales top one million

    Soul Calibur V has sold over one million copies since its launch in January 2012, publisher Namco Bandai said today during the company’s first quarter financial report. The three month period proved quite successful for the industry giant, with total sales up 23 per cent year-on-year, reach...

  • New Soul Calibur V DLC screens

    Namco Bandai has unleashed a fresh batch of Soul Calibur V screenshots for you to gawp at. This latest bunch shines the spotlight on the weapons-based brawler’s second batch of DLC. Have a butcher’s at a few shots below, then head over to our SCV gallery to view the full lot. ...

  • Soul Calibur V DLC screenshots

    Namco Bandai has unsheathed a fresh batch of Soul Calibur V screenshots for your consumption, focusing on the brawler’s latest slew of downloadable content. Check out a teaser shot below and then punch and kick your way over to our SCV gallery to view the full bunch. Soul Calibur V wa...

  • Soul Calibur V developer talks cut story content

    Soul Calibur V head Daishi Odashima has revealed that the weapons-based brawler’s ambitious story plans were trimmed due to lack of available time and man power. Speaking with Train2Game, Odashima said that developer Project Soul could only cram in one quarter of what was originally planned...

  • Free title update announced for Soul Calibur V

    Namco Bandai announced today that Soul Calibur V will get a free title update in North America on March 21. The update includes new online ranked game search optimization, gameplay tweaks, and character balance adjustments for the entire roster based on player feedback. The updated version will ...

  • Namco details Soul Calibur V March update

    Namco Bandai’s confirmed that it will roll out a free update for Soul Calibur V on March 21. The update will rebalance characters, apply various tweaks to gameplay as based on feedback from fans, plus optimise new online ranked match searches. In addition, Soul Calibur V will see monthly...

  • Japan: Soul Calibur V fails to topple Resident Evil

    The PlayStation 3 version of Soul Calibur V has debuted in second place on the Japanese charts, moving significantly fewer copies than its predecessor back in 2008. The weapons-based brawler sold 34,328 units on Sony’s platform, marking a disappointing debut in comparison to the PS3 version...

  • Soul Calibur V launch trailer

    Namco Bandia has unsheathed the official launch trailer for Soul Calibur V ahead of the fighter’s release this week. Check it out below. Soul Calibur V is set 17 years after the events of its predecessor, with the main story arc focusing on Sophitia’s son, Patroklos. ...

  • Soul Calibur V DLC announced

    Namco Bandai has unveiled its downloadable content plans for hotly-anticipated brawler Soul Calibur V. The DLC will include three different packs, with the first arriving alongside the fighter in Europe on February 3. Each one will retail for €1.99 or 160 Microsoft Points. See below for f...

  • Soul Calibur V gets new screens

    Namco Bandai has unleashed a fresh batch of Soul Calibur V screenshots for you to feast your eyes on. Check out a couple of images below, and then fight your way over to our SCV gallery to view the full bunch. Soul Calibur V is due out on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in the U.S. on January...

Soul Calibur V Features

  • Game of the Month: January 2012

    We’re already into February 2012, but chances are most of you are still putting in the hours on some of 2011’s hottest releases – after all, games like Skyrim are mammoth romps that aren’t going to finish themselves. But alas, like a well-oiled machine the games industry keep...

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