Star Wars & Soul Calibur "forces" combine

Star Wars meet Soul Calibur, Soul Calibur this is Star Wars. This is all the introduction the two franchises needed as both have come together to excite fans of both with the latest news of their partnership together.

The Soul Calibur titles have long been one of the most heralded fighting franchises in video gaming, being praised for their excellent graphics and gameplay mechanics. As if they needed anything else to separate themselves from the competition, they went out and teamed with the most storied franchise in the history of entertainment, Star Wars, to add two new playable characters to the upcoming Soul Calibur IV.

The two characters chosen to be in the next version of Soul Calibur have been Yoda and Darth Vader, and rightfully so. These two characters are two of the most important characters throughout the entire saga of films and are instantly recognizable and are certain to add a level of intrigue to gamers and non-gamers alike to the newest Soul Calibur game. Yoda will make his debut on the Xbox 360 while Darth Vader will be featured exclusively on the PlayStation 3.

Soul Calibur IV will mark the fifth installment in Namco’s Soul series of fighting games. Namco has announced that the game will be released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 sometime in 2008, perhaps in the Spring in North America, and rumored for Europe in Spring 2008 or Summer 2008. Stay tuned for any new developments regarding Soul Calibur & Star wars. May the force be with you.