Soul Caliber IV (or Soulcaliber IV, if you prefer) will include Darth Vader and Jedi Master Yoda as playable characters in its Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions. The PS3 will have Darth Vader as its exclusive playable character, while the Xbox 360 version’s exclusive will be Yoda.
Soulcalibur IV will include a new battle system featuring an expanded customization mode that lets players personalize a character to look and perform as the gamer desires. Also, for the first time in the franchise, customized characters or original favorites can be taken online to challenge others for the top spot of this timeless series.
“In the entertainment industry, LucasArts possesses some of the most recognizable characters and franchises in the world,” said Makoto Iwai, executive vice president and COO at Namco Bandai Games America. “We’re thrilled to integrate their historic characters into one of our most treasured brands.”
In Soulcalibur IV, the epic struggle between the spirit sword, Soul Calibur, and the cursed sword, Soul Edge, continues with revelations about this ongoing story. Fighters from across the galaxy (ahem, hello, Star Wars) seek the powerful swords for their own goals and to face the ultimate judgment.
To mark its next-generation debut, Soulcalibur IV will include a “new look” for both allies and enemies.
Soulcaliber IV will ship for both the Xbox 360 and PS3 this summer (summer 2008).