Soulcalibur IV players have likely noticed a blank spot on the game's character-select screen, on the top row, nestled in-between The Force Unleashed's Secret Apprentice and console-exclusives Yoda (on the Xbox 360) or Darth Vader (on the PlayStation 3). That gap has long fueled rumors and assumptions that the console-exclusive characters wouldn't stay exclusive, and Namco Bandai finally confirmed as much today.
Nearly three months after the game's July launch, each version of Soulcalibur IV will get the other version's exclusive character as downloadable content. Starting on Thursday, October 23, Xbox 360 owners will be able to download Darth Vader from the Xbox Live Marketplace for 400 Microsoft Points ($5), whereas PS3 players can grab Yoda from the PlayStation Network for $4.99.
For more on the game, check out GameSpot's full review of Soulcalibur IV.