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Soul Calibur II HD trailer and screens

Soul Calibur II HD trailer and screens

Here's the trailer of Soul Calibur II HD Online that Namco Bandai announced recently. It will hit Xbox Live and PSN this Fall.


SOULCALIBUR II Celebrates Its 10 Year Anniversary with New Online Battles and Updated HD Graphics

PARIS, FRANCE – July 22nd 2013 – Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. today announced SOULCALIBUR II™ HD Online which will be soon available as an Arcade game on Xbox Live® online entertainment network from Microsoft and via the PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Heralded as one of the best fighting games of all-time, SOULCALIBUR II returns to consoles this year with crisp new high definition graphics and all-new online modes in celebration for its 10 year anniversary.

Developed by PROJECT SOUL, the elite development team at NAMCO BANDAI Studios, SOULCALIBUR II HD Online reimagines the beloved title by adding online multiplayer support to the title as well as vibrant updated graphics to take advantage of modern high definition TVs. For the first time ever, players will be able to square off against opponents from around the world with their favorite SOULCALIBUR II characters such as Ivy, Taki, Mitsurugi, Talim, Maxi and more. The online infrastructure will feature brand new netcode overseen by the PROJECT SOUL development team. SOULCALIBUR II HD Online will also come with the multitude of modes found in the original release including: Arcade, Survival, VS Battle, Time Attack, Survival, Team Battle, Practice and Weapon Master.

“For the past 10 years, the SOULCALIBUR franchise has established itself as the best weapon-based fighting franchise for consoles,” said Olivier Comte, Senior Vice-President at NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe. “SOULCALIBUR II HD Online will allow the fans to relive online this most beloved chapter of the series with new HD graphics.”


All comments

Commented on 2013-07-22 16:55:38
Guess no Link in this one?
Commented on 2013-07-22 17:02:04
Yeah, apparently Spawn/Link won't be in this one. Makes sense as I'm sure the license has expired to use them, and it was never cross platform. Definitely a bummer though.
Commented on 2013-07-22 19:20:11
- Off the Wall attacks
- While Landing attacks
- High/Low GI
- Soul Charge
- Exorcism Cancelling

It feels like home again.
Commented on 2013-07-22 20:05:14
The side by side bit of the video look a bit fake to me. The SD side is definitely "off" a bit. Ive got the original version of SC 2 and its nothing like that kind of blur.
Personally, I think that all these HD remakes are just run through some kind of automated upscale software, and transferred to a disk. Infact. Soul Calibur 2 on my pc using PCSX2 looks better that this
Commented on 2013-07-22 20:10:51
Still the best soul calibur
Commented on 2013-07-22 20:15:24
Yeah, in the same way that SF2 is still the best street fighter :P
Commented on 2013-07-22 20:18:59
Well it certainly isn't SF4...
Commented on 2013-07-22 20:24:30
No, it's SF3 Third strike. My point is that games evolving is good, and to be fair, i don't think SCV deserves all the crap it gets. It's a competent fighter, even if it lacks a single player campaign :P

Also, compared to SF2, SF4 is fantastic in every way.
Commented on 2013-07-22 20:29:22
Lol. Ok.
Commented on 2013-07-22 21:42:27
SF3? Pfft GTFO
Commented on 2013-07-22 21:55:07
A solid Arcade-Mode/SP Campaign is a make-or-break criteria for me. If they're axing WeaponMaster mode again (like in the first), the remake isn't worth a nickel. After all, it was the WeaponMaster mode that kept me playing.
Commented on 2013-07-23 10:06:06
Soul Calibur 1 on the Dreamcast was the best as far as I'm concerned, and they've already HD'd that, so won't be needing this. Looks ok though!
Commented on 2013-07-23 17:36:29 In reply to KORNdog
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Commented on 2013-07-23 18:19:12 In reply to GriftGFX
Posted by GriftGFX
You like modes that allow you to use special weapons and armors that adjust your stats and give you perks. You don't know what the best Soul Calibur is.
i like variety and options and handicap variations other then an extended health bar, correct. it is why SC2 is the best in the series.
Commented on 2013-07-23 18:24:21
It's just hilarious. No one else that likes Soul Calibur 2 best likes it for it's balance breaking scrub mode :D

I hope we get to see this series move forward. I would love to see a follow up to Soul Calibur V in the future. Oh man, with an expanded cast. Bring back some fan favorites and you're already on your way to a great extended roster. Soul Calibur V is a really fun game. I think I might hook my 360 back up today just to play it.

Plus, it turns out I need to play one more "last-gen" game in SC2 :D They should bring this to modern platforms.

Sadly, I suspect Soul Calibur isn't really that popular anymore. Like Virtua Fighter, its future seems a big unknown to me.
Commented on 2013-07-23 19:44:59
Any new clues yet on what platforms Lost Swords will be released ?
Probably just a Broken(Destiny) handheld version but who knows...
Commented on 2013-07-24 11:53:18
Grift, did you just boulet yourself? :D
Commented on 2013-07-24 15:30:41 In reply to 2PintsOfInsulin
Posted by 2PintsOfInsulin
Grift, did you just boulet yourself? :D
Phaethon. He mad.

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