Grab your swords and your scantily clad women, SoulCalibur is hitting the Xbox Live Arcade this week for a mere 800 MS Points ($10).
There isn't much detail on it, other than the classic Arcade and Dreamcast title will support online play and leaderboards. For $10 though...sign me up.
Prepare for battle as the highest rated console fighter of all time, SOULCALIBUR, comes to XBLA this Wednesday. Play as one of 19 characters including Kilik, Ivy, Siegfried, Mitsurugi, Nightmare and more. The game has been fully remastered with high definition graphics and HDTV support.
Last edited by bapenguin; 06-30-2008 at 12:58 PM..
Food for thought, as IGN brought this up in their review:
....The lack of Mission Mode is a major blow to SC's replayability.
To be fair, the blame doesn't fully rest on the publisher. When Namco Bandai began porting Soulcalibur, Microsoft had a strict 150mb limit. Online play, remade artwork to fit 16:9 and mission mode pushed the game well beyond those limits. By the time Microsoft removed those limitations, Soulcalibur was nearing release. The team managed to tack on all of the unlockables from Mission Mode, which are available from the moment you buy Soulcalibur. You won't have anything left to unlock after downloading, which is likely to make SC a short-lived experience for many.
Those who can look past the lack of online play and the absence of Mission Mode will still find one of the greatest fighting games ever made. That's no bad for $10.
Soulcalibur®, the highest-rated console fighting game, has returned to the next generation! Sharpen your blades as you relive old grudges against classic adversaries in new high definition graphics. Prove your mettle against the world with a variety of leaderboards spanning every character and mode, or challenge a friend in local-play Versus mode.