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Images of Soul Calibur IV

Images of Soul Calibur IV

Namco releases no less than eighteen screenshots of Soul Calibur IV. The new Raphael looks like he's been kissed by a Vampire, and Sophitia by her plastic surgeon, but the game still looks damn great in those images.


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Commented on 2007-12-14 20:08:39
Oh man! I need this game before I die!
Commented on 2007-12-14 20:35:39
Best fighting game series ever, and now with even better graphics.
Commented on 2007-12-14 20:37:00
Sophi's got some nice legs. God I love this series. Scratch that. I love Namco! No... JAPAN, YOU ARE THE BEST COUNTRY EVER!
Commented on 2007-12-14 20:37:21
Sophitia will still use a sword as her weapon of choice right?
Commented on 2007-12-14 20:41:17
More Cassy plz.
Commented on 2007-12-14 20:49:26
Insanely gorgeous
Commented on 2007-12-14 20:49:26
One of my most anticipated for 2008. Soul Blade was one of the games that originally pulled my attention to the PlayStation so I've been a long time fan.
Commented on 2007-12-14 20:58:36
the facial expression on the chick is the same in every picture. that is pretty lame. she's smiling while she's attacking and fighting.
Commented on 2007-12-14 21:19:50
Best 3D fighting series I've ever played. Can't wait to get hold of the one and this graphics look great.
Commented on 2007-12-14 21:22:41
Don't know why, but I'm thinking on the Nutcracker when I see Sophita in those images.
Commented on 2007-12-14 21:38:24
WOW
Looks awesome!
Commented on 2007-12-14 21:40:03
DoF in gameplay @ 60 FPS? Could it be possible? I mean Namco likes to lock frame rates down
Commented on 2007-12-14 21:58:35
Ever since SC in dreamcast this has been my fav fighting series.
Commented on 2007-12-14 22:04:22
that is one gorgeous woman , Sophitia!
Commented on 2007-12-14 22:07:43 In reply to Doom_Bringer
Never liked Soul Calibur much as a fighter, too mashy for my taste. But this looks great and even though it's obviously a bunch of bullshots i still find it looking nice, somewhat representative of what we might see when we sit down with it.
Posted by Doom_Bringer
DoF in gameplay @ 60 FPS? Could it be possible? I mean Namco likes to lock frame rates down
Which of these pics represent gameplay? It's all cut scene if you ask me.
Commented on 2007-12-14 22:59:48 In reply to synce
Posted by synce
Sophi's got some nice legs. God I love this series. Scratch that. I love Namco! No... JAPAN, YOU ARE THE BEST COUNTRY EVER!
You win the Intertubes.

--> They really went for more womenly roundness. Ivy's.. 'things' are like.. HUGE. (not shown here)
Commented on 2007-12-14 23:10:33
Facial expressions would be nice. Regardless, still picking this up. I've been waiting forever!
Commented on 2007-12-14 23:28:52
I love how you are using that Ivy image for the news header.

catchy lol.

thanks snoopers.
Commented on 2007-12-14 23:35:55 In reply to valioso
Posted by valioso
Ever since SC in dreamcast this has been my fav fighting series.
and mine aswell
Commented on 2007-12-15 00:17:33
I love Raphael. He looks like a French Dracula in this one which is fine by me.
Commented on 2007-12-15 00:21:20 In reply to Megido
Posted by Megido
Never liked Soul Calibur much as a fighter, too mashy for my taste. But this looks great and even though it's obviously a bunch of bullshots i still find it looking nice, somewhat representative of what we might see when we sit down with it.


Which of these pics represent gameplay? It's all cut scene if you ask me.
Cut scene?? Where have you been. Those are in game graphics when u play the game.
Commented on 2007-12-15 01:04:09
Looks great and is going to look even better in motion! Hope it play's more like the original Soul Blade(also known as Soul Edge on arcade systems). Still think that could very well be the best fighting game ever made.
Commented on 2007-12-15 01:53:03 In reply to Yusaku2
Posted by Yusaku2
Cut scene?? Where have you been. Those are in game graphics when u play the game.
Cut scenes are rather often made within a games engine these days and not per default pre-rendered. The camera angles tells me one thing for certain: these screens are NOT taken from direct gameplay. I can see no hud, are you telling me this game will be played without knowing time limit or health?

You can push a bit extra on the graphics in cut scenes because you don't have to have the actual game running while the cut scene is taking place. No AI, no player input, no game mechanics. All of the power can be focused on just churning out hot graphics.

edit: just because i can, here's an example. Look at this pic of Forza 2. THIS is an in game shot.
http://images.gamersyde.com/gallery/public/5323/84...

then compare it to this one, which is still produced within the engine but with much more compelling camera angle in the replay mode.
http://images.gamersyde.com/gallery/public/5323/84...

Quite a bit of difference.

It's still looking good however, and for fans of the series i bet it will be a lot of fun.
Commented on 2007-12-15 04:01:48
Sophitia reminds me of Theresa of the Faint Smile. :P
Commented on 2007-12-15 05:29:59
I don't get quite why people are doubting the graphics. They're not so amazing that I can't believe the game still runs at 60 fps. Cut-scenes? In a fighting game? Of characters fighting? Maybe you mean replays? I don't seem to recall there being too many cut-scenes in soul calibur. Just because there's no hud, doesn't mean that they're not representative of gameplay.
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