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Namco Reveals Soul Calibur II HD Online

One of the best fighting games of all time is getting a glorious high-def makeover.

Namco Bandai Games America Inc. has announced Soul Calibur II HD Online, which will be released this fall for the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live service. Featuring beautiful new HD graphics and all-new online modes, the game will be celebrating its 10-year anniversary.

For the first time ever, players will be able to face online opponents using their favorite Soul Calibur characters. The online setup will also boast brand new netcode managed by the Project Soul development team, and the standard modes will return as well. Try out Arcade, Survival, VS Battle, Time Attack, Team Battle, Practice and Weapon Master. Remember, this was one of the deepest and most robust fighting titles ever made! Said Namco Bandai Games America Inc' Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing:

"For more than a decade the SOULCALIBUR franchise has been one of the preeminent head-to-head fighting franchises for consoles. SOULCALIBUR II HD Online lets fans relive an important chapter of the series’ history with beautifully enhanced graphics and new online gameplay."

For more, check out Namco's website.

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7/19/2013 9:10:48 PM John Shepard

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xenris
Friday, July 19, 2013 @ 9:53:52 PM
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This is exciting. I personally think that this game was the best in the series, and to see it rereleased with multiplayer is exciting.

Definitely getting this.

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cLoudou
Friday, July 19, 2013 @ 11:00:09 PM

Soul Blade, imo.

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Temjin001
Friday, July 19, 2013 @ 11:37:03 PM

Soul Blade had an awesome CG intro. One of, if not, thee best CGI intros ever made for PSX system.

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xenris
Saturday, July 20, 2013 @ 11:55:53 AM

Soul Blade had the best features and ideas but I didn't think that they were executed the best. I did love the mode where you unlocked swords and stuff.

I just think SC2 is the best of the Calibur series, and Blade well they should try and make a new game with the systems and features in blade, like breaking your weapons and having to fight with your fists :D

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Vivi_Gamer
Saturday, July 20, 2013 @ 12:19:42 PM

While the CGI intro is fantastic and has a great score i think Tekken 2 takes the cake on this one.

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KidPresentable
Friday, July 19, 2013 @ 10:22:24 PM
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Any version of this game without Link is irrelevant.

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xenris
Saturday, July 20, 2013 @ 11:57:10 AM

Link was a broken and poorly balance character. He was beatable sure, but he was easy to exploit and has no place in this game, none of the exclusive characters do really. Heihachi fit the most thematically, and was actually not that bad of a character but those other two spawn and link can go die. I don't want them in my game.

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Mr_Sterg
Friday, July 19, 2013 @ 10:30:26 PM
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This should be great. Would be nice if it was bundled with Soul Calibur 3. Would love it if they did an enhanced HD remake like Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary.

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Temjin001
Friday, July 19, 2013 @ 10:40:53 PM
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Seems sort of odd but I think it's cool and I'm game.

What so this one by Namco isn't also 'exclusive for PlayStation 3 system'?

(sorry, can't get over that =p )

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EndZero
Friday, July 19, 2013 @ 10:47:47 PM
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Aw man, I have been waiting for an HD collection with 2 and 3.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, July 19, 2013 @ 11:35:30 PM
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I thought it was the worst in the series, well excluding SCV I guess.

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booze925
Saturday, July 20, 2013 @ 12:02:12 AM
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Unfortunately... my favorite character was Link.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, July 20, 2013 @ 12:14:36 AM

Ivy takes the boobs, I mean the cake.

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BigT_1980
Saturday, July 20, 2013 @ 12:26:17 AM
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I know I will get some down votes for this, but the definitive version is the GC version. Link was the best guest character of all 3 versions. I think it is a shame that WiiU is not getting a HD remake of this with Link. However, from my understanding Namco did not renew any of the license for any of the special guest characters. If this is true then none of the games will have any special characters.

I don't know is online is enough to get me to purchase this game again. The fond memories I have of this game is playing with a bunch of friends on the couch drinking and having a good time, not playing a bunch of strangers who all use fights sticks and have way too much time on their hands. Honestly I have played some of the newer fighting games and it is not fun getting my ass handed to me when I don't feel like playing the computer.

The more I think about it, the more I convince myself not to get this. If I feel nostalgic and want to play this game again I think I connect my GC and boot it up.

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ethird1
Saturday, July 20, 2013 @ 9:50:33 AM
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Soul Blade was the greatest imo. Cervantes one of the most awesome battle songs ever.

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Vivi_Gamer
Saturday, July 20, 2013 @ 12:26:37 PM
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Soul Calibur II is the pinnacle of the series. Many people claim it is Soul Calibur 1 for the Dreamcast but the fundamental problem is longevity - SC1 does not have weapons to unlock which really limits the replay value. But SC2 is a blessing and curse, it is such a great game but Namco have not come even close to surpassing it.

But I have spent hours upon hours leveling upon on the Quest mode. Which offers you the normal battle challenges and then adds an extra challenge to each area once you beat the game. It was huge in comparison to most other fighter. Also have Tekken's Heihachi (My favourite Tekken character) was such a bonus for the PS2, I hope he makes an appearance this time.

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Raze22
Saturday, July 20, 2013 @ 8:01:23 PM
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Just give me Soul Calibur 6 with the correct character rooster.

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VampDeLeon
Monday, July 22, 2013 @ 1:16:08 AM
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Huh.. and my friends from SCV were talking about them bringing the older Soul Caliburs to PSN, since Xbox already has SC1.

I also had this game for the Gamecube, unfortunately for the LoZ haters. I wonder if this means a remake of III is down the road since it was the start of Character Creation and had quite the large variety of modes.

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Edito
Monday, July 22, 2013 @ 6:28:05 AM
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Simple the Best Soul Calibur Ever for me, characters, soundtrack, game modes, stages, atmosphere, every thing... i couldn't be happier :)

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SuMtOnE
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 3:27:50 AM
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I wish they would remake Capcom Vs SNK 2 HD online also

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