A Tale of Souls and Swords Starts Anew.
SAN JOSE, Calif., (Jan. 31, 2012) - Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced that SOULCALIBUR® V is now available for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft throughout North America. The award-winning next chapter in the premier weapons-based fighting game franchise comes loaded with new game features, expanded modes and fan-favorite guest character Ezio Auditore de Firenze from Ubisoft’s multi-million unit selling franchise, Assassin’s CreedTM.
Developed by NAMCO BANDAI Games’ Project Soul team, SOULCALIBUR V picks up 17 years after the events of SOULCALIBUR® IV with new heroes and returning warriors clashing in an epic showdown between good and evil. The tale of Patroklos and Pyrrha Alexandra unfolds as their family’s destiny becomes entwined with the Soul swords. With an expanded character creation mode and new gameplay features including the Critical Edge and Quick Movesystems, SOULCALIBUR V will be the must-have fighting game of 2012.
The updated Creation mode allows players to customize outfits for existing SOULCALIBUR V characters or create an entirely original warrior. Tweak everything from hairstyle, voice, outfits, equipment and sizes of various body parts to create a fighter as fearsome or outrageous as possible. Players will be able to show off their custom characters to the world in multiple online modes including the new Global Colosseo. The Global Colosseo acts a hub for all SOULCALIBUR V community interactions from around the globe. Pick a region and start interacting with other SOULCALIBUR V players through voice and text chat. Create or enter specific rooms to challenge friends and other players. Ranked and Player matches are also available for quick online battles.
Alongside the standard retail edition, a special Collector’s Edition of SOULCALIBUR V is also available. The Collector’s Edition comes packaged in a faux leather-bound book and includes a music CD, making-of video content, hardcover art book and the Dark Knight and White Knight downloadable armor sets for Character Creation Mode.
SOULCALIBUR V is rated “T” for teen by the ESRB and carries a MSRP of $59.99 for the standard edition and $79.99 for the Collector’s Edition. For more information about SOULCALIBUR V, please visit:http://www.namcobandaigames.
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