By Brad Williams / July 20th, 2013
Namco Bandai has revealed an HD update to Soul Calibur II, entitled Soul Calibur II HD Online at San Diego Comic-Con.
The Soul Calibur series is a weapon-based fighting game with emphasis placed on the 3D space. Players could evade sideways, and try and gain the upper hand on their opponents by moving around the plain instead of just back and forward. The series also includes “Guard Impact,” timing a block perfectly to knock their opponent’s attack away and gaining a precious opportunity to strike back. Soul Calibur II also included many game modes, including a pretty robust single player mode called “Weapon Master.” This included unique challenges like playing hot potato with a bomb, and passing it to an enemy by striking them. This mode was the method for unlocking characters and weapons in the original release, and returns in the HD remake.
The original Soul Calibur II released in 2003 for Xbox, GameCube, and PlayStation 2, with special characters for each version – Todd McFarlane’s Spawn on the Xbox, The Legend of Zelda’s Link for GameCube, and Heihachi Mishima from Tekken on the PlayStation 2, as well as a McFarlane original character, Necrid, on all three systems. Of these characters, only Heihachi has been confirmed for the HD update, and Namco Bandai had no comment when fans asked about these other characters.
A short trailer was also included with the announcement:
Soul Calibur II HD Online will be released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this Fall.
Previous entries in the Soul Calibur series are available on Amazon:
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