Following yesterday's announcement that the original Soul Calibur will be making an appearance on Xbox Live Arcade, Ubisoft has announced that Soulcalibur IV will be making its way down under on July 31 on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Soulcalibur IV is the series' first foray into the next-generation domain and features an expanded roster of fighters. Those who get the game on the PlayStation 3 will have access to Star Wars supervillain Darth Vader, whereas the Xbox 360 version features Yoda. Not since Star Wars: Masters of Teras Kasi have Darth Vader and Yoda appeared in a fighting game. On top of that, for the first time, you'll be able to take Soulcalibur online and challenge fighters from around the world.
At this stage, there's no word on a local price or whether we'll see a special edition down under. Be sure to check out GameSpot's latest coverage of Soulcalibur IV from the recent Namco Bandai gamers day, where the company showed off the latest build of this much-anticipated fighting game.