Soul Calibur 5 hits up PSN, Games on Demand on April 23
SoulCalibur 5 takes on PSN and Xbox Live Games on Demand on April 23, for $20 on each system, direct from Namco Bandai.

SoulCalibur 5 launched in January of 2012, and we found it to be "simultaneously one of the best Soul Calibur games ever made, as well as the worst Soul Calibur game ever made." It makes sense in the context of the review, we promise – that's what all the text above those stars is for.
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NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced that SOULCALIBUR®V will be available for download via the PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and on Xbox® LIVE Games on Demand for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft on April 23, 2013. The SOULCALIBUR®series continues to be one of NAMCO BANDAI Games' most revered franchises, with SOULCALIBUR V advancing the series' legacy of white-knuckled weapons-based combat, beautiful graphics and groundbreaking features, entrancing newcomers and long-time fans alike.




The latest entry in the premier weapons-based head-to-head fighting series continues with the epic struggle of warriors in search for the legendary Soul Swords. SOULCALIBUR V delivers the best in control, movement, and visual effects, allowing players to pull off dazzling dynamic attacks with ease and battle with complete freedom. Choose from a roster of over two dozen characters including the master assassin – Ezio Auditore, from the critically acclaimed Assassin's Creed® series from Ubisoft Entertainment, or create your personalized fighter. A robust online multiplayer mode and solid netcode allow friends and fighters from around the world to compete against each other for online supremacy.



Developed by NAMCO BANDAI Games' legendary Project Soul team, SOULCALIBUR V picks up 17 years after the events of SOULCALIBUR®IV with new heroes and returning warriors clashing in an epic showdown between good and evil. The tale of Patroklos, son of Sophitia Alexandra, unfolds as his family's destiny intertwines with the Soul swords. With the series' revolutionary 8-way run, allowing for true 3D movement during matches, a refined battle system, and stunning graphics, SOULCALIBUR V will be available for download to anyone looking for a knock-down, drag-out fight.



SOULCALIBUR V will be available via Xbox LIVE Games on Demand and the PlayStation Store for $19.99. For more information about SOULCALIBUR V, please visit http://www.namcobandaigames.com, and http://www.facebook.com/namco.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.