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Full Soul Calibur IV Fighter Roster

You know, July 29 isn't that far off, and we figured it was time to start paying attention to Soul Calibur IV, which could very well be the best fighter of the year. VideoGamesBlogger listed out the full 31 characters for the game, and we figured that was a good idea (see the list below), especially considering so many players are looking for returning favorites and new additions to the franchise.

Let's not forget that the original title back on the Dreamcast became one of the highest rated games in history, and while the sequels didn't fare quite as well, we're all eagerly anticipating this fourth installment. Why? Because it's on next-gen consoles, of course! Check out the full roster:

Returning Characters

  • Amy
  • Astaroth
  • Cassandra Alexandra
  • Cervantes de Leon
  • Ivy (Isabella Valentine)
  • Kilik
  • Lizardman (Aeon Calcos)
  • Maxi
  • Mitsurugi (Heishiro)
  • Nightmare
  • Raphael Sorel
  • Rock (Nathaniel Adams)
  • Seong Mi-na
  • Setsuka
  • Siegfried Schtauffen
  • Sophitia Alexandra
  • Taki
  • Talim
  • Tira
  • Voldo
  • Xianghua Chai
  • Yoshimitsu
  • Yun-seong
  • Zasalamel

New Characters

  • Angol Fear
  • Ashlotte
  • Darth Vader ("Star Wars" guest character on the PlayStation 3 version)
  • Hilde(gard) von Krone
  • Scheherazade
  • Shura
  • Yoda ("Star Wars" guest character on the Xbox 360 version)

Yep, the likes of Maxi, Sophitia, Nightmare, Mitsurugi and Taki will make fans of the old titles smile, and those new characters should make for worthy additions. We've already heard about Vader for the PS3 and Yoda for the 360, of course, but we must remind you Namco recently informed us that the "other" Star Wars character for your preferred platform may come up for download "at a later date." So for all you "Star Wars" fans who were instantly disappointed to learn you couldn't watch Vader and Yoda square off, cheer up...you may get your opportunity eventually.

Related Game(s): Soul Calibur IV

5/18/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (19 posts)

Reccaman18
Sunday, May 18, 2008 @ 10:57:36 PM
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Thats a pretty impressive list! I am positive this will be one of my most favorite games of '08.

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ThePoetRazel
Monday, May 19, 2008 @ 12:28:13 AM
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Can't wait to play this one.
One point though, the original "Soul Calibur" was on the Dreamcast, but this was a sequel to a Playstation title called "Soul Blade".

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, May 19, 2008 @ 12:59:45 AM

I know that, but when it undergoes a name change like that (and the new name sticks for future installments), the ACTUAL original title doesn't count among the new franchise. At least, that's the way many people see it.

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Reccaman18
Monday, May 19, 2008 @ 12:10:40 PM
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So, what about Tekken 6? I think both could be a good choice for fighter of the year.

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aaronisbla
Monday, May 19, 2008 @ 1:48:14 PM
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i think tekken 6 will be better. lets just hope SC4 wont have any glitches like SC3 did. Glitches you say? yeah, just youtube it, they are horrid and very easy to do

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Juicebeast
Friday, May 23, 2008 @ 12:23:12 AM

yeah, SC3 had glitches... I've been a victim of them myself, and they were some pretty nasty ones. However, they are avoidable if you know what they are, and the rest of the game was flawless imho. The character creation was by far the best I've seen in a fighting game, and the unlockables are great, not to mention the different game modes. Tekken 5 Dark Ressurection is great, but offers so little variety in comparison to it's weapons-based sibling. ...but I do miss Heihachi in SC!

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dillonthebunny
Monday, May 19, 2008 @ 3:06:42 PM
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hurrah, i can post again!

anyway, just wanted to add about what Ben said...

Soul Edge WAS the best Soul Calibur game ever.. I know it was the first and i know it wasnt as flashy as thelater games, but imo it is as playable today as it ever was.

i know that when Soul Edge 2 first came out on the Dreamie it had changed a lot, it stil retained its controls from the PSX to some extent.. but it had changed a lot!

but has anyone else noticed that with every game AFTER Soul calibur on the Dreamcast, its slowly going back to its roots?

the only thing left to implement to complete the transition from original past gen Soul Edge to Next NEXT gen Soul Edge is being able to break weapons and fight fisty cuffs.

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dillonthebunny
Monday, May 19, 2008 @ 3:19:52 PM
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aaronisbla... i played SC3 to death, I never saw any glitches. you are talking about the PS2 version?

as for 'will tekken 6 be better', imo not in a cat hell of a chance will it be! lol.. but thats just my opinion.

dont get me wrong, i love Tekken, i think its the best hand to hand combat game out at the moment, but i personally feel that Soul Calibur is way above it in terms of tight ness, environments, characters, styles and playability.

Tekkens Martial arts may be fairly faithful, but it could be so much better. for a game that insists that it's authentic, it isnt really. even though it is more authentic than all the fighting games out there at the moment.

but Soul Calibur on the other hand is just amazing, doesnt pretend to have certain styles.. a staff form is a staff form, its not Wing Chun or Eagle Claw, its just what it is. a chinese sword is used how it should be used... an axe is wielded like an axe. slow but powerful, fast yet light.. a perfect balance between styles.
thats where Tekken imo suffers.

but with each series its got better. the ONLY thing that has never improved with tekken and which is annoying as hell, and that is the back arch when you are defeated.. god i hate that move.

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Reccaman18
Monday, May 19, 2008 @ 3:31:17 PM

SC3 was a PS2 exclusive. Unless it was also on the PC. And Tekken's fighting has improved a lot since the PS one days. And how is the back arch annoying? Do you like it when they fall flat on their back or stomach, and just lie there? It adds a little flavor to the game, so it seems more realistic. I love both SC and Tekken, but I prefer Tekken more. Not by much though. And I have heard tell, that Namco Bandai is revamping the fighting engine for Tekken 6. The graphics look amazing, too.

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dillonthebunny
Monday, May 19, 2008 @ 4:35:05 PM
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back arch thing is way annoying.. there are 101 ways to make a player fall, the back arch should be one of them, not all of them.

i agree, every Tekken is better than the last. and Bob looks amazing! lol

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aaronisbla
Monday, May 19, 2008 @ 7:57:25 PM

my original response was much longer, but imma trim it down a lot. here are some vids that show just some of the glitches i mentioned:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sZn0A-8Apc

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aaronisbla
Monday, May 19, 2008 @ 8:02:12 PM

i cant seem to remember what a back arch is. are you referring to the way they hold their back/ stomach after they hit they ground after a ko? or are you referring to the last hit they receive and they are still standing up, with their backs arched? if its the latter, the vids i have seen of late have a more realistic approach to it, although its still there

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aaronisbla
Monday, May 19, 2008 @ 8:06:22 PM
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dillon, just in case my first response post doesnt get thru, just youtube this keyword: Variable Counter #1. thats the name of the vid, and it goes up to # 12 or higher, i cant remember. but some of those are ridiculous, and easy to pull off

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dillonthebunny
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 1:45:37 AM
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lol... I thought we were going to someone with three hands or something.

but I agree, when you start to really get in to SC, anything like that will show up as a glaring glitch. I thought that SC2 was a better game engine personally.

and yeh, that back arch when they hold their stomach/ back... really hate that.
Just seems that with all the detail that Tekken goes in to, like Law's 1 inch strike, the way the power is delivers and the twisting of the arm to deliver the blow is just totally spot on, or like the XinYi moves are very good, (as examples) are all totally recognisable and done very very well.

yet the one thing they dont change or at least try to is the falling over. a n n o y i n g, lol.

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aaronisbla
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 5:57:51 AM
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Yea, when a fighting game comes along and it has glitches, they do tend to go by unnoticed. Those glitches for it were found with in the first week of its release. But they are fun to do imo.

This gen, we can count on patches.

The back arch doesnt bother me at all, probably cuz im used to it.

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xenris
Thursday, May 22, 2008 @ 10:19:30 AM
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You guys think Tekken is the best hand to hand fighter. Have any of you played Virtua Fighter 5? Regardless of if you believe me I am a Karate instructor Okinawan Goju-Ryu and have trained other style or am friend with people from other styles. Anyway the point is the move set in VF5 is far more realistic than the moves in Tekken. Tekken is good, but VF5 has superior moves and most of them are authentic. That being said I like soul calibur more than either of them! SC4 is going to rock see you guys online!

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xenris
Thursday, May 22, 2008 @ 10:19:30 AM
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You guys think Tekken is the best hand to hand fighter. Have any of you played Virtua Fighter 5? Regardless of if you believe me I am a Karate instructor Okinawan Goju-Ryu and have trained other style or am friend with people from other styles. Anyway the point is the move set in VF5 is far more realistic than the moves in Tekken. Tekken is good, but VF5 has superior moves and most of them are authentic. That being said I like soul calibur more than either of them! SC4 is going to rock see you guys online!

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Juicebeast
Friday, May 23, 2008 @ 12:29:44 AM

Virtua Fighter? Seriously? I hate that game

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Juicebeast
Friday, May 23, 2008 @ 12:32:10 AM
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Hey, when do we get to see Marvel or DC characters duke it out against SC characters? Why hasn't Wolverine been in one of these games yet? Seems a way more obvious choice than Spawn.

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