I'm sure everyone here already knows this, but Soulcalibur II HD Online
will be hitting PSN and XBLA later this month (Nov. 19 for PSN in U.S.; Nov. 20 for everything else in the U.S. and Europe). Seems like a pretty good move on Namco Bandai's part, seeing as how that one is widely regarded as the best game (it's certainly the most popular game). Unfortunately, Link / the WiiU isn't part of the release, which seems like a missed opportunity, since like 90% of the people I know IRL who bought SCII bought it for Link. XD Anyone interested in being able to take the fight online with this game?
Second, Soulcalibur: Lost Swords
is still pretty shrouded in mystery, but will be having a closed beta period from November 14-18 on PSN [more info
]. Playable characters so far are Siegfried, Sophitia, and Mitsurugi. The details are sparse at this moment, but things that we know so far is that you can perform special attacks (Weapon Arts) that change your trail color, and it helps break your enemy's equipment, which will allow you to get equipment you can use for crafting (I think). The game is free-to-play, but from the business model of Tekken Revolution
, I am guessing that the game will limit how much you can do at any point in time, and if you want to do more faster, then you'll need to shell out money. Unlike its Tekken counterpart, though, this game is one-player and story/quest focused as opposed to battle-focused. This makes me really excited because my favorite aspect of Soulcalibur IS the stories, and the fighting is almost incidental in comparison.
Finally, in preparation for Lost Swords (I'm guessing), the character bios on the Soulcalibur website
have seen some updates. In particular, I think Leixia, Xiba, Z.W.E.I., Patroklos, and Pyrrha all have new bios (if my memory isn't tricking me). But the story section of Viola and Natsu's bios has been deleted. T_T I'm wondering if they're in the process of rewriting those? In addition, all unlockable character bios, including those of α Patroklos and Pyrrha Ω have been removed as well. Hmm an interesting development...