The Force is Strong with SoulCalibur 4!

January 10, 2008 at 2:58 pm (Video Games)

 

In recent CES news, they have announced that some familiar faces will be playable characters in the new SoulCalibur game. It appears as if the Jedi Knights will be playable in the Xbox 360 version, and the PS3 version will get the Sith Lords. More specifically, Yoda’s on the 360, Vader’s on the PS3. The Wii version, however, will get both. Just kidding James, it’s not coming out for the Wii, but we still have Brawl, which will kick this game’s butt. No pun intended. Anyway, for those of you 360 and PS3 owners who are Star Wars fans too, this game may just be your kinda game. As for me, I’ll just wait until The Force Unleashed, which isn’t as gimmicky.

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5 Comments

  1. The James said,

    I don’t even know hwat tose games are about….Yoda sure looks cool though!

  2. earlman27 said,

    It’s a fighting series.

  3. earlman27 said,

    They have the third one available for the Gamecube, and the previous few were for the Playstation I think. They’ve gotten really high reviews.

  4. dragonshensi said,

    Yeah Earl, what are these games suppose to be about anyway?

  5. earlman27 said,

    I don’t know the storyline, but here’s what Wikipedia says:

    Prologue: The mystical sword of the legends, the “Soul Edge”, ended in the hands of the dread pirate Cervantes of Spain. For the next 25 years he stayed dormant on the remnants of the port town in Valencia, taking the souls of those who reached him during their search of the sword. His reign of terror was soon to start, but the joined efforts of a divine warrior (Sophitia) and an underground ninja (Taki) stopped him, breaking one of the twin Soul Edge blades in the process. As it was about to tear itself apart, a young knight (Siegfried) approached the port town. The moment he took the hilt of the cursed blade, Soul Edge released a bright column of light into the sky. This was known as the “Evil Seed”, bound to bring calamity and death across its path.

    Three years after those events, Soul Edge uses Siegfried as its host, and now Siegfried is Nightmare, a knight wearing azure armor. Europe plunges into a vortex of slaughters as he and his followers claim souls to strengthen the blade in its weakened state. Unknown to them, a group of young warriors met on their journey to stop Soul Edge, and with them three sacred weapons join once again.

    #2:The game is set 4 years after the end of Soulcalibur, which based on calculations from a timeline released on the Soul Archive website, puts the game’s story in the year 1591.

    The wave of slaughters that terrorized Europe reached a sudden end. The knight in azure armor, Nightmare, and his followers were successful in collecting enough souls and were about to start the restoring ceremony on the ruins of the once-proud Osthreinsburg Castle. But just as the ceremony was to start, three young warriors assaulted the castle. In a matter of time the clan was defeated and Nightmare stood in front of the young warriors wielding the Sacred Trinity. After an intense battle Nightmare fell, but then the evil soul inside Soul Edge sent the young warriors into a vortex of hellfire and stood to confront them. As a result of Soul Edge’s evil aura, Krita-Yuga revealed its true form: that of the Holy Sword, Soulcalibur.

    The intense battle ended with the victory of the holy sword, but at the collapse of the vortex of Inferno, both swords along with the azure Nightmare were sucked in a void and expelled in another place. Siegfried Schtauffen, who was until a moment before the Azure Knight, restored his mind. Recognizing his sins, he set on a journey of atonement. Still the blade held a strong bond, and every night it took control of the body and took souls of those nearby. The efforts made by the young knight were fruitless, and four years later the Azure Nightmare returned.

    Around those times various warriors came into contact of the blade’s remaining fragments, revealing Soul Edge’s ultimate survival after its defeat. Driven either to possess or destroy it, they join a new journey, while Nightmare starts his rampage anew, seeking souls to restore Soul Edge once again…

    #3:This game happens a short amount of time after Soulcalibur II, meaning the year is still 1591. The amount of time is not specified, but taking into account the various character’s profiles, a minimum of four months has already passed (one month Xianghua needed to carry Kilik back to his master’s hermit, three months that took Kilik to surpass his master’s training.)

    The wicked Soul Edge survived its fated encounter with the wielder of Soul calibur, Xianghua, and restored its control over the body of Siegfried Schtauffen, turning him back into the Azure Knight Nightmare. Four years later Nightmare was about to restore Soul Edge, when suddenly a man named Raphael who wielded a thin rapier appeared, intending on taking Soul Edge. Nightmare defeated the attacker, but was distracted by Siegfried’s latent will trying to restore his body. Using the distraction, Raphael pierced Soul Edge’s eye, giving Siegfried the edge he needed to break free from Soul Edge’s control once again.

    After waking up, Siegfried found the holy sword, free from its entrapment within the wicked sword, and out of instinct used it to pierce Soul Edge. The result led to both swords sealed together in a fateful embrace, an Embrace of Souls. Siegfried took both weapons and started a quest to find a definitive way of sealing Soul Edge, but memories of his slaughters, plus the attacks of those resentful of the Azure Knight, drove his mind towards insanity. Unbeknownst to him, the evil soul of the blade escaped and obtained a temporary shell, starting a new killing spree to strengthen himself while seeking its body, Soul Edge.

    What neither of the two warriors know is that a man behind the scenes is controlling their steps, searching to end an everlasting curse. And that many other warriors ventured in search of the blade as well.

    Yea.

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