History VideoGame / SoulSeries

10th May '16 6:43:32 PM UltimateLazer
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The latest game in the series is ''Soulcalibur: Lost Swords'', which was released on February 6, 2013, in Japan and April 22, 2014, in North America. ''Lost Swords'' is a single-player free-to-play title distributed through the UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork, based on ''Soulcalibur V'', the goal of which is for the player to collect loot through battles. Players can imbue the weapons with elemental properties, such as fire and wind. Virtual item sales will also be offered.

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The latest game in the series is ''Soulcalibur: Lost Swords'', which was released on February 6, 2013, 2014, in Japan and April 22, 2014, in North America. ''Lost Swords'' is a single-player free-to-play title distributed through the UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork, based on ''Soulcalibur V'', the goal of which is for the player to collect loot through battles. Players can imbue the weapons with elemental properties, such as fire and wind. Virtual item sales will also be offered.
5th May '16 11:34:09 AM MrLavisherMoot
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** The title of the series since ''Soulcalibur'' has been subject to this a few times, evidenced even by this very wiki and this very page. At first, it appeared to be two words like the titular sword (i.e. ''Soul Calibur''), up until ''Soulcalibur III'', where it became one word (which in turn retroactively affected the titles of the previous games). [[http://www.soularchive.jp/ The official website supports this spelling,]] although you'll still see ''Soul Calibur'' being thrown around, as well as ''[=SoulCalibur=]'' due to the title font for every game other than ''III'' and ''Legends''. All of this, of course, excludes those who spell the name of the game as [[RougeAnglesOfSatin "Soul Caliber."]]

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** The title of the series since ''Soulcalibur'' has been subject to this a few times, evidenced even by this very wiki and this very page.wiki. At first, it appeared to be two words like the titular sword (i.e. ''Soul Calibur''), up until ''Soulcalibur III'', where it became one word (which in turn retroactively affected the titles of the previous games). [[http://www.soularchive.jp/ The official website supports this spelling,]] although you'll still see ''Soul Calibur'' being thrown around, as well as ''[=SoulCalibur=]'' due to the title font for every game other than ''III'' ''III'', ''Legends'' and ''Legends''.''Lost Swords''. All of this, of course, excludes those who spell the name of the game as [[RougeAnglesOfSatin "Soul Caliber."]]
25th Apr '16 9:23:09 AM MrLavisherMoot
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The latest game in the series is ''Soulcalibur: Lost Swords'', which was released on February 6, 2013, in Japan and April 22, 2014, in North America. ''Lost Swords'' is a single-player free-to-play title distributed through the {{PlayStation Network}}, based on ''Soulcalibur V'', the goal of which is for the player to collect loot through battles. Players can imbue the weapons with elemental properties, such as fire and wind. Virtual item sales will also be offered.

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The latest game in the series is ''Soulcalibur: Lost Swords'', which was released on February 6, 2013, in Japan and April 22, 2014, in North America. ''Lost Swords'' is a single-player free-to-play title distributed through the {{PlayStation Network}}, UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork, based on ''Soulcalibur V'', the goal of which is for the player to collect loot through battles. Players can imbue the weapons with elemental properties, such as fire and wind. Virtual item sales will also be offered.



* ''Soul Edge/Blade'' (1995 - Arcade; 1996 - Playstation)

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* ''Soul Edge/Blade'' (1995 - Arcade; 1996 - Playstation)[=PlayStation=])



* ''[=SoulCalibur=] II'' (2002 - Arcade; 2003 - Playstation 2, Xbox, [=GameCube=]; 2013 - Playstation 3, Xbox 360) [[note]]The first game to feature guest characters: [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Heihachi Mishima]] for the Playstation 2, [[ComicBook/{{Spawn}} Al Simmons]] for the Xbox, and [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]] for the [=GameCube=].[[/note]]
* ''[=SoulCalibur=] III'' (2005 - Playstation 2; Arcade - 2006) [[note]]The first game to feature the [[CharacterCustomization Create-A-Soul]] mode.[[/note]]
* ''[=SoulCalibur=] IV'' (2008 - Playstation 3, Xbox 360) [[note]]''Franchise/StarWars'' Guest Characters: Yoda for the Xbox 360, Darth Vader for the [=PS3=], and [[VideoGame/StarWarsTheForceUnleashed Starkiller/The Apprentice]] for both versions.[[/note]]
* ''[=SoulCalibur=] V'' (2012 - Playstation 3, Xbox 360) [[note]]Guest Characters: [[Franchise/AssassinsCreed Ezio Auditore da Firenze]], [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Devil Jin]] (fighting style only).[[/note]]

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* ''[=SoulCalibur=] II'' (2002 - Arcade; 2003 - Playstation [=PlayStation=] 2, Xbox, [=GameCube=]; 2013 - Playstation [=PlayStation=] 3, Xbox 360) [[note]]The first game to feature guest characters: [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Heihachi Mishima]] for the Playstation [=PlayStation=] 2, [[ComicBook/{{Spawn}} Al Simmons]] for the Xbox, and [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]] for the [=GameCube=].[[/note]]
* ''[=SoulCalibur=] III'' (2005 - Playstation [=PlayStation=] 2; Arcade - 2006) [[note]]The first game to feature the [[CharacterCustomization Create-A-Soul]] mode.[[/note]]
* ''[=SoulCalibur=] IV'' (2008 - Playstation [=PlayStation=] 3, Xbox 360) [[note]]''Franchise/StarWars'' Guest Characters: Yoda for the Xbox 360, Darth Vader for the [=PS3=], and [[VideoGame/StarWarsTheForceUnleashed Starkiller/The Apprentice]] for both versions.[[/note]]
* ''[=SoulCalibur=] V'' (2012 - Playstation [=PlayStation=] 3, Xbox 360) [[note]]Guest Characters: [[Franchise/AssassinsCreed Ezio Auditore da Firenze]], [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Devil Jin]] (fighting style only).[[/note]]



* ''[=SoulCalibur=] Broken Destiny'' (2009 - Playstation Portable) [[note]]A non-canon parody of ''[=SoulCalibur=] IV''. Guest Character: [[VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries Kratos]].[[/note]]
* ''[=SoulCalibur=] Lost Swords'' (2014 - Playstation 3) [[note]]A single-player free-to-play game using a token system to unlock characters from ''[=SoulCalibur=] IV'' and ''[=SoulCalibur=] V''. Terminated in November 2015.[[/note]]

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* ''[=SoulCalibur=] Broken Destiny'' (2009 - Playstation [=PlayStation=] Portable) [[note]]A non-canon parody of ''[=SoulCalibur=] IV''. Guest Character: [[VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries Kratos]].[[/note]]
* ''[=SoulCalibur=] Lost Swords'' (2014 - Playstation [=PlayStation=] 3) [[note]]A single-player free-to-play game using a token system to unlock characters from ''[=SoulCalibur=] IV'' and ''[=SoulCalibur=] V''. Terminated in November 2015.[[/note]]



* AntagonistTitle: ''Soul Edge'' [[spoiler: and ''Soul Calibur V'']].

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* AntagonistTitle: ''Soul Edge'' [[spoiler: and ''Soul Calibur ''Soulcalibur V'']].



** Averted starting Soulcalibur IV, each character has a secondary costume that affects their attributes while it's intact. For example Cassandra has the green Atlanta items which greatly boosts her attack while Sophitia is wearing a fantasy version of Greco-Roman armour which reduces a large chunk of the damage she takes. The most protective clothing your character can wear, really does look like heavy armour.

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** Averted starting Soulcalibur IV, ''Soulcalibur IV''; each character has a secondary costume that affects their attributes while it's intact. For example Cassandra has the green Atlanta items which greatly boosts her attack while Sophitia is wearing a fantasy version of Greco-Roman armour which reduces a large chunk of the damage she takes. The most protective clothing your character can wear, really does look like heavy armour.



* DenserAndWackier: Broken Destiny's Gauntlet Mode is essentially "What if Soul Calibur 4 were a Gag Anime"? Exaggerated characters (IE, [[ClingyJealousGirl Xianghua]]), ridiculous scenarios (saving Hilde's father with "a Messenger of the Universe" aka [[ButtMonkey Yun-Seong]]) and much more. Including [[OneWingedAngel Nightmare]] being [[DeathbringerTheAdorable way too innocent for words]].

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* DenserAndWackier: Broken Destiny's Gauntlet Mode is essentially "What if Soul Calibur 4 ''Soulcalibur IV'' were a Gag Anime"? Exaggerated characters (IE, [[ClingyJealousGirl Xianghua]]), ridiculous scenarios (saving Hilde's father with "a Messenger of the Universe" aka [[ButtMonkey Yun-Seong]]) and much more. Including [[OneWingedAngel Nightmare]] being [[DeathbringerTheAdorable way too innocent for words]].



* DisneyOwnsThisTrope: A man known as Tim Langdell has spent the last 30 years or so sitting on a trademark over the word "edge" in video game titles. Rather than get tangled up in lawsuits, Namco rebranded the series as ''Soul Calibur''.

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* DisneyOwnsThisTrope: A man known as Tim Langdell has spent the last 30 years or so sitting on a trademark over the word "edge" in video game titles. Rather than get tangled up in lawsuits, Namco rebranded the series as ''Soul Calibur''.''Soulcalibur''.



* ObviousBeta: ''[=SoulCalibur=] V'' was released with only ¼ of its story mode finished and it definitely shows. For starters, there are only a small number of cutscenes, with the rest of the narrative being told through storyboards.

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* ObviousBeta: ''[=SoulCalibur=] ''Soulcalibur V'' was released with only ¼ of its story mode finished and it definitely shows. For starters, there are only a small number of cutscenes, with the rest of the narrative being told through storyboards.



* ParryingBullets: Mitsurugi is seen deflecting a bullet with his sword in the intro of ''Soul Calibur II''.

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* ParryingBullets: Mitsurugi is seen deflecting a bullet with his sword in the intro of ''Soul Calibur ''Soulcalibur II''.



* PublisherChosenTitle: Supposedly what transpired after producer Daishi Odashima tried to name ''[=SoulCalibur=] V'' "''Soul Edge II''."

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* PublisherChosenTitle: Supposedly what transpired after producer Daishi Odashima tried to name ''[=SoulCalibur=] ''Soulcalibur V'' "''Soul Edge II''."



* RecruitedFromTheGutter: In the back story for ''Soul Calibur 2'', Raphael is on the run from the king's men when he comes upon a village ravaged by plague. A young girl (Amy) hides him in a nearby building and when asked by the king's men, she sends them in a different direction. Since Amy's parents died from the plague, Raphael adopts her as a daughter.

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* RecruitedFromTheGutter: In the back story for ''Soul Calibur 2'', ''Soulcalibur II'', Raphael is on the run from the king's men when he comes upon a village ravaged by plague. A young girl (Amy) hides him in a nearby building and when asked by the king's men, she sends them in a different direction. Since Amy's parents died from the plague, Raphael adopts her as a daughter.



* SwordOfDamocles: The [[OneHitKill Critical]] [[FinishingMove Finish]]es in ''Soul Calibur IV'' are these, due to requiring your opponent to have an empty Soul Gauge, which can only happen if your opponent abuses blocking. Thus, the Critical Finishes stop guard spam merely by existing, even without being used.

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* SwordOfDamocles: The [[OneHitKill Critical]] [[FinishingMove Finish]]es in ''Soul Calibur ''Soulcalibur IV'' are these, due to requiring your opponent to have an empty Soul Gauge, which can only happen if your opponent abuses blocking. Thus, the Critical Finishes stop guard spam merely by existing, even without being used.



* UpdatedRerelease: ''Soulcalibur II'' is getting this treatment in the form of ''Soulcalibur II HD Online'' for the [=PS3=] and 360.

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* UpdatedRerelease: ''Soulcalibur II'' is getting got this treatment in the form of ''Soulcalibur II HD Online'' for the [=PS3=] and 360.



* VideoGamePerversityPotential: A given due to the extensive character creation tools, but ''Soul Calibur V'' has it best thanks to "specialized equipment" which can be placed anywhere on the character's body. It is not surprising that one of the first things people tried to do with it was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0D4E9XddX5M giving their characters penises]].

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* VideoGamePerversityPotential: A given due to the extensive character creation tools, but ''Soul Calibur ''Soulcalibur V'' has it best thanks to "specialized equipment" which can be placed anywhere on the character's body. It is not surprising that one of the first things people tried to do with it was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0D4E9XddX5M giving their characters penises]].



* ObviousBeta: ''[=SoulCalibur V=]'' was touted as the first game in the series to tell the canon story. Unfortunately, budget cuts and a lack of development time forced the game to be released when its story mode was only ¼ finished, and it showed.

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* ObviousBeta: ''[=SoulCalibur V=]'' ''Soulcalibur V'' was touted as the first game in the series to tell the canon story. Unfortunately, budget cuts and a lack of development time forced the game to be released when its story mode was only ¼ finished, and it showed.
9th Apr '16 8:42:35 PM TARINunit9
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* DisneyOwnsThisTrope: A man known as Tim Langdell has spent the last 30 years or so sitting on a trademark over the word "edge" in video game titles. Rather than get tangled up in lawsuits, Namco rebranded the series as ''Soul Calibur''.
30th Mar '16 7:33:19 AM Eyeshield
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* DenserAndWackier: Broken Destiny's Gauntlet Mode is essentially "What if Soul Calibur 4 were a Gag Anime"? Exaggerated characters (IE, [[ClingyJealousGirl Xianghua]]), ridiculous scenarios (saving Hilde's father with "a Messenger of the Universe" aka [[ButtMonkey Yun-Seong]]) and much more. Including [[OneWingedAngel Nightmare]] being [[DeathbringerTheAdorable way too innocent for words]].
3rd Mar '16 2:33:07 PM StFan
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** ''V'' has DLC items that reference other Namco games, including accessories of ''VideoGame/{{Pac-Man}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Klonoa}}'', costumes from ''Tekken'', and even the [[VideoGame/{{Splatterhouse}} Terror Mask]].

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** ''V'' has DLC items that reference other Namco games, including accessories of ''VideoGame/{{Pac-Man}}'' ''VideoGame/PacMan'' and ''VideoGame/{{Klonoa}}'', costumes from ''Tekken'', and even the [[VideoGame/{{Splatterhouse}} Terror Mask]].
28th Feb '16 9:17:57 AM bt8257
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The ''Soul'' series ([[VideoGame/DemonsSouls unrelated]] [[VideoGame/DarkSouls to]] [[VideoGame/DarkSoulsII the]] [[VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}} "Souls']] [[VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII Series"]]) is a series of [=3D=] weapon-based fighting games created by Creator/{{Namco|Bandai}}'s team Project Soul, arriving shortly after the success of its other [=3D=] fighter, ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}''.

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The ''Soul'' series ([[VideoGame/DemonsSouls unrelated]] [[VideoGame/DarkSouls [[VideoGame/DarkSoulsI to]] [[VideoGame/DarkSoulsII the]] [[VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}} "Souls']] [[VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII Series"]]) is a series of [=3D=] weapon-based fighting games created by Creator/{{Namco|Bandai}}'s team Project Soul, arriving shortly after the success of its other [=3D=] fighter, ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}''.
18th Feb '16 10:16:25 AM BlakeDiamond
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The ''Soul'' series (unrelated to [[VideoGame/DemonsSouls the]] [[VideoGame/DarkSouls "Souls]] [[VideoGame/DarkSoulsII Series"]]) is a series of [=3D=] weapon-based fighting games created by Creator/{{Namco|Bandai}}'s team Project Soul, arriving shortly after the success of its other [=3D=] fighter, ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}''.

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The ''Soul'' series (unrelated to [[VideoGame/DemonsSouls the]] ([[VideoGame/DemonsSouls unrelated]] [[VideoGame/DarkSouls "Souls]] to]] [[VideoGame/DarkSoulsII the]] [[VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}} "Souls']] [[VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII Series"]]) is a series of [=3D=] weapon-based fighting games created by Creator/{{Namco|Bandai}}'s team Project Soul, arriving shortly after the success of its other [=3D=] fighter, ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}''.
16th Feb '16 4:41:46 AM Arawn999
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* ObviousBeta: ''[=SoulCalibur=] V'' was released with only ¼ of its story mode finished and it definitely shows. For starters, there are only a small number of cutscenes, with the rest of the narrative being told through storyboards.



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24th Jan '16 9:29:14 AM Generality
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* NemesisWeapon: Soul Edge is the original EvilWeapon, born from a normal sword that had killed countless people. Algol, fearing its power, breaks the sword, and then uses some shards of the sword to forge a new one, while using his sacrificed soul to purify it, creating Soul Calibur. Soul Edge, however, would later regenerate itself over years.
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