Soul Calibur 2 HD gets a punchy launch trailer

soulcalibur2With all the headlines being about next gen awesomeness lately, here’s a story that will take you back a simpler time.  The year was 2002.  A game called Soul Cailbur 2 had risen from the ashes of the Dreamcast, and become a massive success.  An HD remake of the game is headed to consoles, and the launch trailer looks fantastic.  Read on to see it for yourself.

“Transcending history, and the world, a tale of souls and swords, eternally retold.”  Those are the words players heard when they first loaded up Soul Calibur 2, and they set the tone for one of the most overwritten narrations in the history of videogames.  Seriously, if you never played Soul Calibur 2, it’s worth it just for the narrator.  But what the game lacked in subtlety, it more than made up for in fun.  Soul Calibur 2 was a blast to play, featuring an enormous variety of characters and fighting styles.  The HD remake, developed by Namco Bandai Studios, will feature online play in addition to all the classic fighting modes found in the original game.  Check out the trailer below.

Ahhh yes, it wouldn’t be a Soul Calibur trailer without a gratuitous shot of Ivy’s enormous rack.

Anywho, one of the coolest things about the original Soul Calibur 2 was the game’s console specific special characters.  PS2 got Heihachi, Xbox players got Spawn, and (coolest of all, IMO) Gamecube players got Link.  And not little kiddie Link.  Full grown badass Link.  When it comes to the HD remake, I’ve got good new and bad news.  The good news is that both Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game will feature Heihachi and Spawn.  The bad news is that Link won’t be making a return.  Bummer.

Soul Calibur 2 HD Online hits Xbox Live and PSN on November 19th in North America, and a day later pretty much everywhere else.  It’ll sell for $19.99

About the Author: (@Joe_of_the_Dead) Lead Editor, Writer

Joe was born in a time of war. A console war. Two electronic titans were locked in a heated battle for the living rooms of America. Which titans, you ask? Well, the Fairchild Channel F and the Atari 2600 of course. You see, Joe is old. So many of his favorite games tend to be on the older side as well. But that hasn’t stopped him from developing unhealthy obsessions with such modern franchises as Halo and Mass Effect. Just don’t tell him how long it’s been since the original Metroid was released. His aging heart can’t take the shock.

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