SoulCalibur 5 comes out on Tuesday, so we thought we'd take this opportunity to take a look back at the very first tale of swords and souls, eternally retold. Soul Edge (Soul Blade in North America) was released in arcades in 1995 and on the original PlayStation in 1996 and '97. The game's cast of characters lacked many of the series' most (currently) notable faces, including Ivy, Nightmare and Astaroth.
It did, however, include many gameplay mechanics which were never featured in any of its sequels, most notably breakable weapons and a rock-paper-scissors-esque minigame that would occur whenever two moves of equal strength and priority collided. The game also took place 23 years before SoulCalibur 5, which means that series masochist Voldo is well into his mid 60s at this point. While that mental imagine marinates, check out our favorite comics from last week. Vote after the break!
Spy Vs. Guy (Brawl in the Family)
Boxinalia (Penny Arcade)
Character Branding (Dueling Analogs)
Duty (Nerf Now!!)
See Horse (Awkward Zombie)
Samurai Shoboating (Life in Aggro)
They Should Really Make Those Games (GameOver Nation)
Tanooki Torment (Hejibits)