Soulcalibur IV burns on Xbox 360, PS3

Next-gen installment of weapons-based fighter heads to Sony and Microsoft platforms, set for 2008 release.

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After the announcement of Soulcalibur Legends coming to the Wii, some Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 fighting game fans might have felt a little left out. Namco Bandai today confirmed that it too will be able to rejoin the weapons-based fighting franchise's fray, as Soulcalibur IV is in development for the latest systems from Sony and Microsoft.

The next game is being developed by Project Soul, the studio behind previous entries in the series and will include new modes, characters, and a new battle system. Namco Bandai is saying the game will "propel the fighting genre into the next-gen era" and is also promising realistic, interactive environments and better artificial intelligence.

Soulcalibur IV is set for release in 2008. For more details on the title, check out GameSpot's new preview of the game.

Discussion

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Darth_Ultima
Darth_Ultima

Hey Franruelas3, maybe you should "do" some research yourself rather then "making" research. Final Fantasy XIII is coming out on the Xbox 360. P.S. I am not what you call a fanboy of any particular system, but I have a hard time with idiots who sit and spout out a bunch of BS when they do not even know what they are talking about.

ThAdEa82
ThAdEa82

soul caliber 3 flat out had no story...horrible and some characters that were thought of a couple days before release date

Franruelas3
Franruelas3

I agree with Do0sh: PS3 has MORE EXCLUSIVES this year Than the XBOX 360.......... -Metal Gear Solid 4 -Resistance -Resistence 2 -Prototype -Resident Evil 5 (which Xbox 360 stole from ps3 as an exclusive) -Final Fantasy XIII (Confirmed) -Final Fantasy Versus XIII (Confirmed) -God of War 3 -Killzone 3 -Little Big Planet -Socom 4 Make some RESEARCH before you buy a console, talk bad about a console, or buy a game.

dark-liger
dark-liger

sc3 was kind of not great lets hope this one has the betters ways

OnlyTbone
OnlyTbone

360 version have master cheif, ps3 version have solid snake.

vass86
vass86

glad that it'll be on xbox 360. I love my 360 but it lacks beat em ups at the moment

Maraxusofkelds
Maraxusofkelds

hope they better restore kilik to sc2 roots. man they change so much in sc3 it was lame.

frostmore
frostmore

@Otakahn I agree man, I played SC3 and was dissapointed on their direction, they totally F'd up my Ivy and I had to relearn her all over again and the game was so unbalanced. oh yeah they **** up ivy man,i used to play her in sc2,and in sc3 alot of **** changed about her.So i used nightmare!!

Otakahn
Otakahn

madterps WROTE: Namco needs to beta test Soul Calibur 4 in the arcade before they release it or else it's gonna end up like SC 3. I hope Namco would focus on beta testing before focusing on porting it for both system. I agree man, I played SC3 and was dissapointed on their direction, they totally F'd up my Ivy and I had to relearn her all over again and the game was so unbalanced. But if they are smart, they can design the game in a way that would allow for patches to fix bugs and balance issues which would be acceptable. And for those who wonder yes it will be online play as of announced at E3. :)

Otakahn
Otakahn

All I can say about Soul Calibur IV and online play on xbox360 and PS3 is.... DAMN, IT'S ABOUT TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

karrasxk
karrasxk

online play. Pleeeeease!

Sonic3456
Sonic3456

It's on 360, I'm so Happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HumanoMexicano
HumanoMexicano

Titanicles I hear ya man, I just hope they bring Spawn or somebody from xbox into this game...By the way Ivy looks cool and very nice... I am sad not many people mentioned a certain somebody else...He looked the best.(Big change...)

babisgr
babisgr

I JUST HOPE TEKKEN 6 COMES TO THE 360 AS WELL.

finaleve
finaleve

mrfrieze > What makes you think it shouldn't be on the 360? The 360 is a console that plays video games. SC4 is a video game, thus they work togehter. It doesn't matter who gets the game, whether you can play it or not. I hope they bring some of the good content on SC2 and 3 and put it on 4. I liked 3's Tale of the Sword but it needed the be more of an RTS than what was given.

Titanicles
Titanicles

SOUL CALIBUR IV!!!!! This is the main reason I bought the Xbox 360 and when I saw that on some websites it said PS3 exclusive I got really annoyed, but now I know its on the 360 aswell I am overjoyed. Hoorah for Soul Calibur!

Top_Bloke
Top_Bloke

ivy looks stupid, that better change. the soul calibur is clrealy in my top 5 games, hope this one does more of the same, just looks prettier!

pedders
pedders

this is the only fighting game i like, and it gonna be huge!

Genjuro88
Genjuro88

Hope majority of 3's content will make this one. Would be a step back for the series without it

n0s2004
n0s2004

This is one fighting game that I was waiting for & here ir comes. Whether Tekken 6 comes on X360 or not,I don't care as long as I get SC4.

kindredmachine
kindredmachine

YES!!!! Another sweet game coming to the 360. Man I can't wait!!!

link7860
link7860

Perhaps this version will be better than 3. I loved 2 though, and still play it.

AzureLivesOn
AzureLivesOn

mrfrieze wrote: "Just another game that does not belong on the 360. So I wont be buying it. Good job losing a customer." Yeah! Who the hell is Namco-Bandai?? Going multiplatform with a console with a 13 million user base instead of remaining exclusive to one console (no clue which one he's aiming for, presuming Wii since PS3 IS getting this game... another well-needed library builder). The nerve of those jerks! Hell, they should just scrap Ace Combat 6 and Beautiful Katamari, fly to frieze's house, and conference on how to be a truely successful developer! Sorry, when fanboyism reaches the level of choking common sense, it becomes almost comical. Soul Calibur Legends aside, we're getting Smash Bros., kid. That's all the fighter the Wii needs and then some.

hjkdbz
hjkdbz

mrfrieze: Just another game that does not belong on the 360. So I wont be buying it. Good job losing a customer. if u were never buying it in the first place how did they lose you

mohammed888
mohammed888

mrfrieze: Just another game that does not belong on the 360. So I wont be buying it. Good job losing a customer. Wow, well if Namco lost you as a coustomer I say goodridence and for your place there will be 11mill more 360 owners to buy the game. SC2 was not exclusive but no you gara come here and be all pissed off. serisoly, learn how to share fanboys and learn that third party titles are fastly becoming a thing of the past.

madterps
madterps

Namco needs to beta test Soul Calibur 4 in the arcade before they release it or else it's gonna end up like SC 3. I hope Namco would focus on beta testing before focusing on porting it for both system.

pupaboy
pupaboy

Hopefully, this better than the last version of Soul Calibur. The last version was not that impressive visually....

DeathmageMokey
DeathmageMokey

I lurved the second one. I was pissed when the 3rd was PS2-exclusive. I can't wait for this one! En Taro Adun! Oops, wrong game!

batosaisilver
batosaisilver

D@mn it... multiplatform=average graphics (it'll still look hot, but not as much as it can if it stuck to just one console). It aint no thang though...go PSWii60! Oh yeah...YES! THE SOUL STILL BURNS, baby, burns! 'I motivate them with things like donuts, and the possibility of MORE donuts to come' -Homer

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I haven't really been a fan of Soul Calibur since the Dreamcast. At least SC will be multiplatform again though.

Evinco_DX
Evinco_DX

Namco just saved me 600 bucks by releasing releasing this for the 360, hopefully it will have online multiplayer.

dn3datomiced
dn3datomiced

kira0x, forgive these readers if they forget your OBVIOUS omnipotence. >_>

kira0x
kira0x

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mrfrieze
mrfrieze

Just another game that does not belong on the 360. So I wont be buying it. Good job losing a customer.

MrDziekuje
MrDziekuje

kira0x, The Wii is getting an exclusive 3rd-person adventure entitled Soul Calibur Legends.

Alucardmishima
Alucardmishima

i hope the new characters will suck less than the last ones. i mean - an umbrella and a small knife as a weapon? cmon..

Jared_Vegeta
Jared_Vegeta

I enjoyed Soul Calibur back on the Dreamcast, but after that one, I just lost intrest in 'em.

kira0x
kira0x

THIS IS HOT!!! I'm burning already! but what about wii? Oh well... at least it has SC Legends...

eddy_jr
eddy_jr

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rulo_rezn0r
rulo_rezn0r

ok, another reason to stay with my 360 and forget about gettin a ps3

Tamela_T
Tamela_T

I've only played SC II and that was on the GC a long time ago. I had a great time with that, so I'll be anxiously awaiting SC IV on the 360.

_JPH_
_JPH_

I left my interest in Soul Calibur after Soul Calibur 2. So i dont care.