Darth Vader rocking the PS3 version of Soul Calibur IV
- Posted July 22nd, 2008 at 23:08 EDT by
- 19 Comments
Namco director Katsutoshi Sasaki and Official PlayStation Blog have posted two new gameplay videos of Darth Vader in Soul Calibur IV. Sasaki explained how his team was able to bring Vader to life in the world of Soul Calibur.
"The reason we chose Darth Vader as a playable character is very simple: he is probably one of the most symbolic characters in the Star Wars universe and is also one of the most popular worldwide," wrote Sasaki.
Sasaki continued, explaining how they were able to fit the Star Wars world, more specifically Darth Vader, into Soul Calibur without having it feel wrong.
"It’s always very difficult to balance our own perception of how a character should fit in the Soulcalibur universe and their actual gameplay," wrote Sasaki. "If a guest character feels radically different than how we perceive them, a player will take it as a different character, and it’ll lead to disappointment."
"I strongly believe that we have brought Darth Vader up to a level where players will feel 'This is how Darth Vader is!' while playing Soulcalibur IV," expressed Sasaki. "The game expresses him as a lightsaber master with intimidating power and absolute control of the Force. Our players will enjoy playing Lord Vader from the movie and we’re proud to bring them this experience."
Soul Calibur IV is set to release on July 29.
- 6:19pm EDT - July 22nd, 2008
he looks to be a little overpowering. The other guy never got much of a way out of his combo
- 6:38pm EDT - July 22nd, 2008
i think it would bad as$ if they made this a seperate star wars "soul calibur" game with all the star wars characters in it. But hey thats just me. imagine, dukin it out light saber to light saber with Teenage anakin and darth vader, yeahhhhhhh buddy
- 6:40pm EDT - July 22nd, 2008
I can't wait till the 29th :D
- 6:42pm EDT - July 22nd, 2008
i hate fighting games with swords or any other blades....they slice and dice but the opponent is still in one piece, i'll get one blade fighting game that's more attached to reality.
- 6:43pm EDT - July 22nd, 2008
No Darth Vader vs. Master Yoda ='[ Wha a shame =(
- 7:01pm EDT - July 22nd, 2008
Will this one have trophies? Any news on that ?
SERIOUSLY LOOKING FOR RESPONSE IF ANYONE KNOWS.
- 7:47pm EDT - July 22nd, 2008
meh i'll play SC3 on my PS3 XD
- 8:02pm EDT - July 22nd, 2008
im so buying this game
- 9:06pm EDT - July 22nd, 2008
I agree totally man! If anything you would try harder to be better because if u made a wrong move u could lose an arm and possbly get whooped into a loss. Like if they made a lightsaber game where u could cut of hands and heads that be awesome lol.
- 9:32pm EDT - July 22nd, 2008
I wanna play this, looks great. I hope it has some online play but its ok if it doesnt, usually fighting games online I hear is bad for online due to latency
- 9:50pm EDT - July 22nd, 2008
that guy obviously cant use kilik
- 11:45pm EDT - July 22nd, 2008
He always gets his a** kicked first though then fights back lol.
psycho_mantis | uncut_raw187
- 12:55am EDT - July 23rd, 2008
il beat him on perfect!
- 7:34am EDT - July 23rd, 2008
psn id: gingo... vader does look pretty powerful i really hope he isn't a totally dominant character
- 8:06am EDT - July 23rd, 2008
"LUKE I AM YOUR FATHER ITS TRUE" lol. i surprise we got the best star wars character. "MAY THME FORCE BE WITH YOU" lol
- 8:09am EDT - July 23rd, 2008
He looks awesome. I need a raise at work just to afford my video game habit.
- 10:10am EDT - July 23rd, 2008
looks sick! i just didn't get how in the second video, darth vader shoved a blade through the guy and he still survived
- 8:52pm EDT - July 23rd, 2008
Darth Vader needs to be over-powered. Darth Vader needs to be able to own anyone and every one of the characters in SC IV. It needs to be a challenge, even for the most advanced SC player, using a random character, to beat the most novice player, using Darth Vader. Why? Because Vader has The Force. His abilities should not be down-played to be balanced with everyone else. I know a lot of people will then complain about how they have "noobs" killing them with Vader, but that's how it has to be. It would be the most satisfying victory to beat someone who uses Vader.
- 9:17pm EDT - July 23rd, 2008
WOW. Simply wow.
Vader is gonna be dubbed my "Dark Pwnage". Probably will be my third best character next to Siegfried and Kilik.
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