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One of the universal truths of the fighting-game world is that at all times, someone out there is better than you, no exceptions. It's a sure thing, so much so that this cosmic natural law even applies to games that aren't even out yet, as is evident by the SoulCalibur 5 Astaroth v. Ivy match vi...

October 1st 2011 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Dear Namco Bandai, Thank you for bringing Astaroth, our series favorite and tournament go-to character, back to the Stage of History in SoulCalibur 5. His glowing, infection-prone chest would have been sorely missed, as would his massive axe and memorable catchphrases like "Stay down!" or "Arua...

September 18th 2011 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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We've known a new Soul Calibur game is coming since back in December and now it would appear that Namco Bandai is finally ready to make a formal announcement. Well, not now now. Like, in two weeks. A site teasing a "new chapter" in something has recently emerged online, counting down to May 11 -...

April 27th 2011 at 7:45pm 0 Comments
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Daishi Odashima, Soul Calibur IV designer, opened a Twitter account on Christmas day, offering the following tease as his gift to fans of the weapons-based fighter series: "SC is BACK! Get ready, fans!" To prove he was serious, he included a picture of himself at his desk, with a drawing of the S...

December 26th 2010 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft has added two more popular Xbox 360 titles to the console's Games on Demand system -- Medal of Honor Airborne and SoulCalibur IV are now available for download, priced at $19.99 each. Those of you overseas (or in the US with amazing memories) will know that MoH Airbourne actually appeared...

June 2nd 2010 at 9:09am 0 Comments
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[Image credit: mrlerone] Update: The comments have closed and the winner will be contacted shortly. Thanks to everyone for participating! If you're anything like us, you'll be spending a decent part of your holiday stuck in the seat of a train, bus, automobile, or aeroplane, heading towards wherev...

December 5th 2009 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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Sure, new iPods and iTunes and whatever are great, but the best Apple platform news for us this week is the release of Gameloft's Blades of Fury. Between the voice acting, the idea of playing a 3D fighter on iPhone, and, well, Gameloft's willingness to openly and unashamedly rip off Soul Calibur, th...

September 9th 2009 at 11:45pm 0 Comments
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Do you like the sound of Pac-Man eating a ghost? Do you like it enough to pay a dollar for it? Namco Bandai announced a new iTunes music label called Namco Sounds, which will add remastered game soundtracks on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month.The inaugural offerings include a Soul Cali...

September 3rd 2009 at 12:00am 0 Comments
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Click Ivy to see more pictures. As you can see in these new screenshots, Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny isn't giving up the graphical detail found in the console games. No, Ivy is well-endowed with ... polygons. It reminds us that although PSP may be a handheld device, it can pump out truly spectacular...

May 15th 2009 at 7:15pm 0 Comments

Whoa, what kind of demon magic did Namco Bandai use to pull off the graphics of Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny? We know developers are squeezing more and more power out of the aging PSP, but we can't help but be amazed at the fidelity of this handheld game. Could this best Soulcalibur Legends? Oh, we t...

May 5th 2009 at 2:00pm 0 Comments