Thursday, January 10, 2008

StarCalibur IV

A playable build shown by Namco at a press event this week reveals some pretty interesting developments for Soul Calibur IV: 60fps, a new battle system, very interactive environments, and customization to the max. As well, an entirely new story that takes the action beyond the usual setting, and all the way across to another galaxy. Far, far away.

The build showed, to the surprise of everyone including me right up till now hours after I saw this I really still can't believe this is happening oh my god, who SC's guest characters are for this installment, and you probably already have a pretty good idea who they are. No one knows what Namco's been smoking but they must have been smoking some REALLY good stuff:

That's right, Yoda and Darth Vader. Oh freaking wow. Darth Vader is supposedly the new main menace of the game, which is pretty weird for a Soul Calibur game. Guest characters were never given that much thought but now they have roles in the story. But who really cares about the story--just playing as a lightsaber-wielding dude is awesome enough.

It should be noted that Vader appears in the PS3 version while Yoda for the 360. Interesting, because not only do the colors match, it also adds a whole new level to the 360/PS3 fanboy rivalry.

See screens of them in action here and here. (Also second link has sum delicious Hilde.)

1 comment:

rpgfanatic said...

I think those two will be used abusedly by most players of course because they are new playable characters...I bet Yoda will do a lot of good moves here...