- Soul Calibur IV
- Sub Genre:
- One on One
- Release Date (US):
- July 29th, 2008
- Release Date (UK):
- August 1st, 2008
- Online Players:
- Project Soul
- Namco Bandai
- T [Teen]
- PSU Rank:
- 20 of 1167 Games
- PSU Rank on PS3:
- 19 of 0 Games
- Additional Information:
- Also available on Xbox 360
About Soul Calibur IV
From Namco's acclaimed weapon-based fighting series comes the fourth chapter in the series (and first for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3). Delivering new gameplay modes, characters and enhanced features with unprecedented 3D modeling and animation, Soul Calibur IV aims to be a definitive fighting game experience.
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Soul Calibur IV isn’t a revolution, but it’s one hell of an evolution. Although it does little to redefine the fighting genre, it manages to further advance the franchise with improvements across the board on an already fantastic foundation.
- The most balanced Soul Calibur yet
- A plethora of new characters, including the likes of Darth Vader and Hilde
- Heart-stopping graphics with a flawless framerate
- Slightly lackluster online experience
- Lack of original single-player modes
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, a tale of souls and swords was eternally retold. Namco Bandai has just released the latest installment in its critically acclaimed fighting franchise, Soul Calibur IV. Apart from getting groovy with the force, the basic formula of the series remains the same. Although it does little to redefine the fighting genre, Soul Calibur IV manages to further advance the franchise with impro...
Soul Calibur IV News
Project Soul’s Daishi Odashima has hinted that we can expect an announcement on the next instalment in the Soul Calibur franchise to drop next month. Odashima-san tweeted last December that a new game was in the works with the Christmas message “SC is Back!” However, little else...
Namco's busy chiselling away on a new Soul Calibur game, and while details are pretty thin on the ground at present, Team Soul’s Daishi Odashima has confirmed that two new faces have joined the project – composer Junichi Nakatsuru and sound effects dev Yoshihito Yano. Odashima-san lif...
Namco Bandai announced today that Soul Calibur IV has sold approximately 2.2 million units worldwide since its launch last summer. Available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, the game shipped with exclusive content for each format in the form of Star Wars characters Darth Vader and Jedi Master Yoda....
As expected, Namco Bandai has announced that Yoda will be making his way over to the PlayStation 3 version of its highly successful fighting game, Soul Calibur IV. Released as an exclusive character for the Xbox 360 alongside Darth Vader for the PS3, many anticipated that both characters would e...
Namco Bandai’s latest entry in its highly successful Soul Calibur series has shipped two million copies since its launch on July 29, the company announced today. Available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, Soul Calibur IV launched to both critical and commercial success, debuting at number one...
A Soul Calibur IV video has leaked onto the net revealing Yoda and Vader may not be entirely exclusive to either the 360 or PS3. Due to the nature of the footage, we have reason to believe Namco Bandai will offer the characters as downloadable content for each opposing platform. Namco Bandai has ...
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 s...
Namco Bandai has confirmed that it will not be releasing a demo of Soul Calibur IV until after the game’s release. According to company representatives at this week’s E3 convention, the developer is currently pooling all resources into getting the finished product ready for its hotly ...
Namco Bandai Games has confirmed that its highly anticipated fighter Soul Calibur IV has gone gold, and will be released across North America as scheduled on July 29, 2008. Due out on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, the fourth instalment in the critically acclaimed beat ‘em up franchise introdu...
A new Soul Calibur IV video has hit the web this week showcasing Darth Vader’s custom stage in the PlayStation 3 version of the highly anticipated beat ‘em up by Namco Bandai. Check out the video below. Soul Calibur IV is due out on PS3 and Xbox 360 in North America...
Soul Calibur IV Features
With a month that included Civilization, one of EA’s powerhouses in NCAA, and even a standout PSN title like Siren, Soul Calibur IV had a fair bit of competition on the way to winning Game of the Month honors. Nevertheless, Namco Bandai has unarguably delivered the goods this month with the re...
With Soul Calibur IV being one of the more prominent fighting games within the genre, PSU contacted Namco Bandai Games Director, Katsutoshi Sasaki, to fill us in on a few details concerning the game. A few things we go over in the interview include; character creation options, online, and destructi...