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Soul Calibur IV: Vader And Yoda Not Exclusive, Just "Locked?"

Anybody who has followed Soul Calibur IV - which releases this week, by the way - is well aware of the existence of "Star Wars" characters in the new fighter roster. The Apprentice will be available for both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions, Darth Vader is exclusive to the PS3, and Yoda is exclusive to the 360. But according to recent evidence that may incite a bit of a backlash, are the latter two characters really exclusive?

We already know that both characters will be available via the Store or the Marketplace at some point in the future. This way, Vader and Yoda will be able to battle, which is what most "Star Wars" fans are eagerly anticipating. Of course, you'll have to pay for this privilege, but according to Binge Gamer, that's unfair. It seems that Namco has a habit of including the data on the discs when they're shipped; we only download an unlock key of sorts in order to access it. This means that Vader is actually in the 360 version and Yoda is actually in the PS3 version, but we have to pay to gain access to them. The site mentions Namco's Beautiful Katamari as an example of this practice in the past. Four new levels were available for download, but the download was only 384KB...which doesn't seem to add up to 4 whole new levels. It seems to indicate 384KB worth of unlock codes for something that's already included on the original disc.

And now, it appears they're doing this again for Soul Calibur IV. We can't call this official information, of course, but if it's true, some gamers may be annoyed. If they're going to the trouble of putting it on the disc in the first place, why charge us to unlock it? What's that about?

Related Game(s): Soul Calibur IV

7/27/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (21 posts)

Scarecrow
Sunday, July 27, 2008 @ 10:42:06 PM
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lol they love building "fanboy" hype just to build up more hype by making it seem as if it's now bigger and better 'cause they're in both consoles.

No pain for any of this Star Wars crap by the way.

It's as if the game is Star Wars IV

It's amazing how much more true Street Fighter IV staying ot itself compared to how SCIV is turning out.

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Reccaman18
Sunday, July 27, 2008 @ 11:00:42 PM
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SCIV is still gonna kick ass, whether or not it has both characters from Star Wars. Im a big Star Wars fan, so getting to play as either is a bonus for me.

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aaronisbla
Sunday, July 27, 2008 @ 11:05:05 PM
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i think it was a dumb idea to keep them as exclusives in the first place, but not as dumb as putting yoda on in the first place.

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pavlovic
Sunday, July 27, 2008 @ 11:05:26 PM
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One word: bussiness.

This microtransaction is making us gamers poor. And the companies richer.

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Tatsujin
Sunday, July 27, 2008 @ 11:21:41 PM
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Actually no one is making you poor... All you have to do is conserve your money and spend it on stuff you will actually use, and play.... Don't just buy stuff you know your gonna play for like a week and throw it on the side..

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Daedusian
Sunday, July 27, 2008 @ 11:32:24 PM
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I'm more interested in SFIV anyways but this is getting out of hand!

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dillonthebunny
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 2:39:07 AM
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I dont care if I have to pay for Yoda, I will be happy too.. Vader Vs Yoda.. wow!



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Troy Powers
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 5:55:02 AM
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People are ticked because they have to pay to unlock something that is already on the disc?
Okay, so it would be okay if the data wasn't on the disc, and the download was larger, took more time, and took up more space on your PS3's hard drive? That would make it worth whatever the price is?
Some people are just whiny bitches.

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Subtle_Demise
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 7:02:30 PM

That's not what people are mad about. It's the fact that companies cut things out of the finished game and then sell them to supplement their already over-abundant profit margin.

The game industry in the near future:
"Wanna beat the game? The last level is available for only $10! Don't forget you'll also need a special weapon to defeat the last boss. It is available from the marketplace for only $5!"

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Troy Powers
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 5:55:24 AM
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Sorry about the language. I just don't know any other way to put it in this case.

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orangpelupa
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 6:05:01 AM
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hmm,
now i just need to study the XBOX 360 filesystem.

rip the dvd

rename the darth vader filename to yoda.

then burn the disc
thats will make dart vader available.

or if its actually not need a key, just a value to be edited, maybe we can enable both :D

like

vader = 0
yoda = 1

and just change to

vader = 1
yoda = 1

and sabe the config file :D

just like in CoD4. we dont really need to take all the secret Laptop, just edit the config file, and voila, all secrets unlocked :D

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Jed
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 @ 1:13:46 AM

yeah, and then we could just write a file that says we beat the game, and we wont even have to play it!!!!!!!!

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JPBooch
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 9:32:37 AM
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Orengpelupa, you are one of the losers who hacked COD4 multiplayer? You and all the other losers who can't compete on a level playing field should be hunted down and banned. Nothing is more frustrating then pumping a guy full of lead only to have him shoot you in the foot and die.

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LCF
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 10:11:18 AM
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Just for all you people planning to get SCIV for the 360.The 360 has the worst D-Pad on it's controller ever made,I recommend getting a 3rd party controller with a better D-Pad.

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Reccaman18
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 11:17:13 AM

seriously. I would only want to play exclusives on the 360 anyway. There are only a handful of games I'd actually play on the X box. Ninja Gaiden 2, Infinite Undiscovery, Gears of War 2 (which is also on the PC) and thats about it.

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LCF
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 11:43:06 AM
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The only game Im getting for the 360 is Gears2.Everything else has been PS3.Gears2 would be the first game I bought for the 360 in 2 years.People that say the games looks the same on both consoles are wrong,The PS3 has a better HDMI set up than the 360(my 360 has HDMI)The PS3 has more features to config than the 360.The PS3 can give you a better audio and visual experience.

...And people still complain.They complain that games are taking up too much HDD space and now we got a game that has it locked in the disc and people still complain.

Last edited by LCF on 7/28/2008 11:56:55 AM

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orangpelupa
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 1:25:33 PM
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@JPBooch

no its not me.

look, i dont have PS3. i dont play FPS on console,

i played BF BC in x360 and i throw my gamepad. its frustating.


i play CoD4 on PC.
and PC CoD4 use Punkbusters and CRC Checksun to verify the files integrity.

so you cant go online with modified (un-pure) client.

but, if the server PB is off, cod4 players can just google for cheat and use it.

so just play on PB enabled server, and you'll be safe.

and i also have my own CoD4 clan.
my score also already high, so no need to use cheat.

JPBooch, try play CoD4 on PC, and you will see how easy to make Headshots.

just use M16A, aim on chest. the recoil will go up and hit head.

or use M1911 pistol, its very good to do headshot.

M1911 good in very long range too, but the damage is too low. it takes a whole clip to kill enemy in far away, like killing snipers using m1911.

but it work well in Hardcore. all 1 hit kill

Last edited by orangpelupa on 7/28/2008 1:32:01 PM

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JPBooch
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 3:09:57 PM
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Thanks for the tips orangpelupa, and my bad for the false accusations. Before they updated the PS3 with the new maps it was really prevalent. I havent played seriously in over a month, tried last week and got my ass handed to me. So much for going 10th level prestige. I'm sitting at 5th level rank 15 now.

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orangpelupa
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 8:24:06 PM
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no problem JPBooch
im sorry too for the misunderstanding :D

btw Soul Calibur 4 is completely unplayable on SDTV....
the text is 100% unreadable.

and i only have 1 LCD monitor, so i just bring it to my x360 when play SC4, and bring back to PC when play CoD4 and DMC4 :lol:

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Jed
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 @ 1:17:40 AM
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I wouldnt mind paying if they decided to make a kratos DLC

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togenshi
Thursday, July 31, 2008 @ 12:28:09 AM
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Bah i need psn to support paypal (dont know if they do or not). I would hate it if this becomes the norm. I would feel like stabbing someone as it is. Its like unlock cars on EA...defeats the purpose.

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