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Vaati
01-09-2008, 04:54 PM
56k beware and all that.

Right, Soul Calibur II had Link, Spawn and Heiachi and now this:

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Soul Calibur and Star Wars fans gather 'round -- while haters grab a six pack of Haterade and their always-ready flamethrowers -- because Namco Bandai has finally released new info on the rumored secret characters set to appear in their highly-anticipated fighter, Soul Calibur IV, and 1UP has 'em first. In case you don't believe your eyes as they scan over these screenshots, you are indeed seeing the legendary purveyor of the Dark Side, Darth Vader, and his Force-wielding nemesis, Yoda.

Yes, we know what you're thinking. You're thinking "What the hell are Darth Vader and Yoda doing in my Soul Calibur sequel?" But how are these two any less logical (or illogical) than Link or Spawn (we'll let Heihachi slide since he's in Tekken)? You're probably also wondering "Where the damn is Luke Skywalker, Darth Maul and Boba Fett?" Well, Boba Fett doesn't really use melee weapons, unless you count that stick on his back that he never uses. But Luke and Darth maul make a lot of sense. While we can't answer all of these questions just now, we suspect that Namco Bandai still has plenty of stuff up their sleeve. Given their recent Ace Combat 6 shenanigans, we wouldn't be surprised to learn that additional Star Wars characters are paid-for downloadable content. It's unlikely that the company would go through all these negotiations with LucasArts to obtain the rights to only two characters, so expect more announcements as we get closer to SCIV's release date.

You might be praying to an assortment of gods above that Han Solo isn't given the carbonite boot in favor of Greedo or some loser from the Cantina scene, or that Anakin Skywalker and Jar-Jar Binks aren't added to the increasingly weird mix. Only time will tell if these characters do or don't make it into the game, but Darth Vader and Yoda have the obvious advantage of being fictional constructs, whereas some of the other possibilities would undoubtedly involve added likeness and licensing costs.

You're also probably wondering about how balanced a fight against Yoda, and his diminutive stature might be. Well, we never said Soul Calibur was perfectly balanced, and he's not that dissimilar to Gon, the tiny, manga dinosaur from Tekken 3 (PS1). All we can say is 'low sweep.' So, peruse these shots and start conjuring up your dream SC vs. SW match in the back of your minds (Taki versus Princess Leia? Light sabers versus Soul Edge? Yes, please!) Who would win? You'll soon be able to find out.

I think I might have to pick this game up now.

Anyone else?

jewess crabcake
01-09-2008, 06:52 PM
Both Screen-shots are obviously photoshopped. They are both brighter, sharper, and Vader conflicts with the lighting.

Not to mention

Link, Spawn, and Heihachi were not at all random

Link belongs to Nintendo

Spawn was a bit random, but they did release a Spawn game on Xbox.

Hehachi belongs to Namco and Tekken, Tekken was exclusively available in Sony and ARC.

Hofoogu
01-10-2008, 12:37 AM
Both Screen-shots are obviously photoshopped. They are both brighter, sharper, and Vader conflicts with the lighting.

Not to mention

Link, Spawn, and Heihachi were not at all random

Link belongs to Nintendo

Spawn was a bit random, but they did release a Spawn game on Xbox.

Hehachi belongs to Namco and Tekken, Tekken was exclusively available in Sony and ARC.

These are not shopped, Namco showed off the characters at a Las Vegas press event. Stating that Vader will be exclusive to the Playstation 3 and Yoda being exclusive to the 360. And this isn't so important but there were already a lot of Star Wars titles for the Playstation and Xbox consoles.

Lunchbox McGillicuddy
01-10-2008, 01:27 AM
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Appears to be official

jewess crabcake
01-10-2008, 05:32 AM
These are not shopped, Namco showed off the characters at a Las Vegas press event. Stating that Vader will be exclusive to the Playstation 3 and Yoda being exclusive to the 360. And this isn't so important but there were already a lot of Star Wars titles for the Playstation and Xbox consoles.

Well my mistake if they are not, They appear pretty awkward though.

Kiva
01-10-2008, 09:58 AM
If Yoda plays anything like Gon from Tekken 3, he's gonna be a shitty character. Gon was basically unplayable.

Wattson
01-10-2008, 10:44 AM
ITT: The only reason to buy a PS3

Lunchbox McGillicuddy
01-10-2008, 11:36 AM
If Yoda plays anything like Gon from Tekken 3, he's gonna be a shitty character. Gon was basically unplayable.

That's a very random concern. I don't think he'll be anything like Gon from a completely different game :o

Kiva
01-10-2008, 01:18 PM
It's not random. I read elsewhere the he might possibly play somewhat similar to Gon. Even 1up says they're not that dissimilar.


You're also probably wondering about how balanced a fight against Yoda, and his diminutive stature might be. Well, we never said Soul Calibur was perfectly balanced, and he's not that dissimilar to Gon, the tiny, manga dinosaur from Tekken 3 (PS1). All we can say is 'low sweep.

jewess crabcake
01-10-2008, 03:24 PM
ITT: The only reason to buy a PS3
Not really, Vader would never make me get a PS3

If Yoda plays anything like Gon from Tekken 3, he's gonna be a shitty character. Gon was basically unplayable.

Not really, I plated with Gon and I kicked ass. And I've played against CPUs and lost my fair share of rounds, basically, you have to use mid and low attacks. High attacks will fail, it's no different than fighting someone who always crouches.

IDX
01-11-2008, 03:49 AM
STAR WARS!?!? WHY THE FUCK...!?

Kiva
01-11-2008, 03:51 AM
I wonder how the hell they are going to work this into the storyline.

jewess crabcake
01-11-2008, 05:33 AM
I guess they come from the future and seek the Soul Edge. Aww may Darth Vaders weapon upgrades will be epic.

Kiva
01-11-2008, 05:40 AM
Agreed. Also if James Earl Jones, and Frank Oz were to do the character voices for the game, it would be incredible. But I doubt that will happen.

Wattson
01-11-2008, 10:28 AM
Not really, Vader would never make me get a PS3

He wouldn't make me, either, but it still stands that so far this is the only reason I see to get one (over a 360 at least).

jewess crabcake
01-11-2008, 11:16 AM
Now you know that's a lie. Vader over MGS, Ratchet and Clank, and other (though not many) PS3 exclusive titles? I'd get a PS3 for the 2 I listed, SC4 would be a bonus. And it's all about my main dogs Kilik, Maxi, and Mitsurugi.

Kiva
01-11-2008, 11:23 AM
First Spawn, and Link. Now Vader, and Yoda. What's next, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?

jewess crabcake
01-11-2008, 11:26 AM
Hey you never know, I mean it doesn't hurt to put in limited edition characters that people may like.

Kiva
01-11-2008, 11:31 AM
Of course not. I just think it's rather odd. These are the last two characters you'd ever expect to see in Soul Calibur. But I am very excited about it, and at the same time shocked. I really wonder how they convinced Lucas Arts to allow the usage of these characters.

Sobye
01-11-2008, 11:57 AM
I really wonder how they convinced Lucas Arts to allow the usage of these characters.

I suspect there might have been some money involved. I dunno.

Kiva
01-11-2008, 12:00 PM
Makes sense.

Prak
01-11-2008, 12:09 PM
Now you know that's a lie. Vader over MGS, Ratchet and Clank, and other (though not many) PS3 exclusive titles? I'd get a PS3 for the 2 I listed, SC4 would be a bonus. And it's all about my main dogs Kilik, Maxi, and Mitsurugi.

He specified that he saw it as the only reason to get a PS3 over a 360, not to get one at all, and it's really hard to argue with his logic considering that there are a lot more high-quality exclusives out for the 360 right now, and that isn't likely to shift anytime soon.

Dovenwolf
01-12-2008, 01:03 AM
Personally, I think I would have much more fun playing as Yoda.

Lestat de Leoncourt
01-12-2008, 01:42 AM
where is the luke love? why not luke? or Obi wan?

IDX
01-12-2008, 04:51 AM
I wish Spawn came back...:(

Kiva
01-12-2008, 07:45 AM
where is the luke love? why not luke? or Obi wan?

Possibly, the reason they didn't add Luke or, Obi-Wan is because aside from having to pay licensing cost, they would have also have to pay for likeness.

Nazi Cinnamon Spider
01-13-2008, 03:08 AM
Or they'll just make them DLC.

The Dark Knight
01-16-2008, 08:01 PM
Cool, but Vader needs to be on the 360.

Sackboy
01-16-2008, 08:40 PM
Cool, but Vader needs to be on the 360.

That's a strong negative. Vader on the PS3 only adds to the PS3 community "Welcome to the darkside" inside joke. I was already gonna get this game, but now with Vader, wow!

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Kiva
01-16-2008, 08:45 PM
Im just glad Playstation is getter a cooler character for a change. Even though Tekken is great game, Heihachi was a big let down when compared to Link, or Spawn. Not to say Yoda isn't cool or anything, but hey, when it comes down to him or Darth, you gotta go with the Dark Side.

Argus Zephyrus
01-17-2008, 06:29 PM
ROFLMFAO *dies laughing*

I sure wouldn't mind playing as a Sith Lord. w00t!

Midnight Thunderboy
01-18-2008, 06:45 AM
Kind of weird if you ask me. What weapon selection are Vader or Yoda gonna get ? I know from Kotor and JK3 that their are a large selection of lightsabers but the difference would be hard to see in the game. Even more troubling, how are Soul Edge or Soul Calibur gonna be represented ?

Marceline
01-18-2008, 10:18 AM
I'd rather play as Yoda, personally, but I generally go for the smaller characters.

I'm a lot more interested in getting more regular Soul Calibur characters confirmed than I am in this, because that's who I do most all of my playing with. :(

jewess crabcake
01-18-2008, 10:40 AM
Ndi I challenge, you in a game of Soul Calibur. I seriously love the SC series Maxi ftw though. I hope that they have great online support.

Marceline
01-18-2008, 10:46 AM
I play Talim. :) I played Sophitia in the dreamcast version. I am always happy to play Soul Cal with ffshrine people!

Kiva
01-18-2008, 09:46 PM
Kind of weird if you ask me. What weapon selection are Vader or Yoda gonna get ? I know from Kotor and JK3 that their are a large selection of lightsabers but the difference would be hard to see in the game. Even more troubling, how are Soul Edge or Soul Calibur gonna be represented ?

The guys at Namco are clever, they'll think of something, just like they did with Heihachi, Spawn, and Link.


I play Talim. :) I played Sophitia in the dreamcast version. I am always happy to play Soul Cal with ffshrine people!

Mitsurugi and Taki FTW!

Wattson
01-19-2008, 01:09 AM
Charade FTW
but my best characters were probably Taki, Nightmare, and Astaroth... in SC2.

bass.exe
01-19-2008, 03:04 AM
i hope night terror is confirmed because abyss sucked!!! in soul calibur three
i didn't like tira either

TK
01-19-2008, 04:28 AM
When I used to play SC2 I used Sung Mina (sp?). I doubt I'm ever going to play 4 though.

Lunchbox McGillicuddy
01-19-2008, 06:57 AM
When I used to play SC2 I used Sung Mina (sp?).

YEAH MAN

Seung Mina it is. She's a favorite of mine as well

Midnight Thunderboy
01-19-2008, 07:30 AM
I'm a Siegfried/Nightmare and Talim fan. I also took a shine to Zasalamel's scyte in SC3. I use it with one of my custom characters dressed as the grim reaper. Come to think of it, they just have to put the make your character option again, that was just so great in SC3.

jewess crabcake
01-19-2008, 07:50 AM
YEAH MAN

Seung Mina it is. She's a favorite of mine as well

You realize she is pretty much an exact port if Kilik right. They only have like 5 exclusive moves each. And nobody beats Maxi.


I'm a Siegfried/Nightmare and Talim fan. I also took a shine to Zasalamel's scyte in SC3. I use it with one of my custom characters dressed as the grim reaper. Come to think of it, they just have to put the make your character option again, that was just so great in SC3. Yeah it was pretty great plus all the weapons upgrades and some of them had some sick abilities.

Wattson
01-19-2008, 04:49 PM
You realize she is pretty much an exact port if Kilik right. They only have like 5 exclusive moves each. And nobody beats Maxi.

Nah, Kilik and Seung Mina have enough subtley different attributes (ie weapon length, speed, etc.) that I think they are different enough... but I don't particularly like either of them.

Maxi is a ton of fun, though.

Vaati
01-20-2008, 02:51 PM
I mainly used Voldo in SCII. He was pretty hard to get used to but I loved his weird fighting style.

Silfurabbit
01-21-2008, 12:04 PM
56k beware and all that.

Right, Soul Calibur II had Link, Spawn and Heiachi and now this:

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^Yoda vs Taki



I think I might have to pick this game up now.

Anyone else?

i would if i had any of the next gen systems