SoulCalibur II HD Online release date announced

Spawn and Heihachi included in both Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 versions.

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Namco Bandai's HD remake of popular 2003 brawler SoulCalibur II will be released on November 20, the publisher has announced.

SoulCalibur II HD Online will be available to download on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network, priced at $19.99 on both platforms in North America and £13.49 on Xbox 360 and £14.99 on PlayStation 3 in the UK.

PlayStation 3 owners in North America will be able to download the game a day earlier, however, on November 19.

Both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 players of SoulCalibur II HD Online will be able to play as Spawn and Heihachi, which were each offered as console-exclusive characters when the game was first released in 2003. The updated version of the game also includes support for online play.

Link, the bonus character from the original GameCube version of SoulCalibur II, is not included.

Discussion

40 comments
69ingChimpmunks
69ingChimpmunks

About freaking time. SC2 is fantastic and I had a blast playing it. Consider me a day one buyer.

179107199999
179107199999

Its only 20 bucks. Thats F'ing Fantastic when compared to the shallow trash Soulcalibur 5 was.  Besides SC2 was the best one. After 2 they started simplifying it. That "evolution" lead to SC5. The SC game that decided to rip off Street Fighter,kill its predecessors' unique fighting system and was mainly a costume party game instead of a fighter.That said SC3 and SC4 still had better creation than 5 costume wise. 5 had the body customization but that was it. Oh and seriously if you still want to complain about SC2's price look at Dead or Alive Ultimate....espcially if you were suckered in to buying the 1st Dead or Alive 5. You have to pay for DOA5 Ultimate even if you have the 1st version of DOA5 then look at the costume.Altogether DoA 5/ultimate is maybe around 100$ if you want a complete game. and that's just me being generous

Superzone
Superzone

Wow, you people complain a lot.  $20 is a reasonable price considering the upgrades.

soulless4now
soulless4now

That's a lot for an old as game, but business is business. 

bj91x
bj91x

$20? Ouch.

Any word if its native resolution is 1080p? I don't buy "HD" remakes that are upscaled from 720p.

gamerboy100
gamerboy100

Hopefully the remake won't be butchered like the first one.

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

Oh man, why do UK PS3 users have to pay more than Xbox users?

Oh well.

SoulCalibur II was my first experience of the series and I think it's been my favourite fighter ever since. I'll probably cough up for this just for the hell of it.

OhSnapitz
OhSnapitz

Gamers upset that no WiiU version is announced.. blame Nintendo. 

jreedvick7
jreedvick7

All in for this, although disappointed it's coming out so late. "Fall Release" made me think October all this time.

JillV
JillV

When it comes to fighting games news, Gamespot is always behind at least one day behind, Siliconera already had this news since yesterday.

benleslie5
benleslie5 moderator

I do wonder how much MB/GB it will take on PS3 systems

alien33
alien33

$20????? Hahahahaha! Joke, right?

CptYoutube
CptYoutube

It wasn't even $20 when I bought it on my Gamecube!

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

They said this crap would come out in November when they announced it. Not the end of november.

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

Ooh, this might be worth getting on PS3 or 360, Spawn on both.....he was an awesome fighter, best use of Spawn in a game ever I swear.....

PosiTVEMinD355
PosiTVEMinD355

Heihachi and Spawn never fitted in the SC universe to begin with

No Link No deal

AK1015
AK1015

lol No Link love.

Jay2528
Jay2528

Damn, that is kind of expensive at $19.99. I still have my original copies of Soul Calibur 1 & 2, but I admit I stopped playing the series after that.

Hillsy_
Hillsy_

Soul Calibur 1 & 2, the only ones worth bothering with...

KimCheeWarriorX
KimCheeWarriorX

all i can say is...its about friggin time. ive been waiting for them to re-release the best installment in the series for years now, thank you namco.

zequex
zequex

I hope there is a Wii U version eventually.

Link is still my favourite. Few things in life are as satisfactory as as shooting your opponent in the foot with an arrow. :P


the_repo_man6754
the_repo_man6754

It's overprice and there's no Wii U version meaning no Link. Fuck you, Namco. 

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

I'm sorry but I remember the Gamecube version was the popular one because Link was in it but why is SC2 not coming to Nintendo Wii U or 3DS? last gen, I own the PS2 version because the PS controller was easy to master but I ranted the GC just to see how Link plays but this makes no sense as to why Namco can't port this to Wii U or 3DS [hey it would look nice on the 3DS if you ask me] since Link was so popular at the time.

DanielL5583
DanielL5583

Sweet! Loved the PS2 version as a kid, so I'm all for this.

registeredpunk
registeredpunk

SCIV has the best gameplay, best combos. They just had to screw all that up in SCV, because of noobs feedback.

GunBladeHero
GunBladeHero

And I just got a copy for the GC that I was playing yesterday. Ah well at least I can play as Link using the Megaton Hammer there, small comfort but I like it. Haha!

the_repo_man6754
the_repo_man6754

@OhSnapitz Trolls that are upset that they sacrifice their lives just so they can troll NIntendo, blame yourselves. 

sanchango
sanchango

@Grenadeh   hey didn't say it would released at the beginning of November either. 
"In November" is saying they'll release it within the month of November, it doesn't matter if it's early or on the last day of it.

KimCheeWarriorX
KimCheeWarriorX

@zequex when the game first came out, i actually bought a gamecube used just so i could play as link.

179107199999
179107199999

@registeredpunk SC2 had so many cancels and moves.SC4 removed a lot of that. Yunsung and Talim were changed so much.For Yunsung it wasn't for the better. and Taki's possession was slowed more than normal. SC4 had combos but gameplay still goes to SC2. You could even ukemi off walls so you couldn't be juggled. And the Guard Impacting was more intense.Oh and Raphel was way more stylish. SC4 is good I still play it but SC2 was the best. If your on ps3 I'm pickenchicken.I still play