Soul Calibur

DC, XB360 / Fighting / Release: Jul 2, 2008 / ESRB: U

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Soul Calibur coming to iOS for some reason

Soul Calibur coming to iOS for some reason

The soul still burns... every time we hear about a misguided port for iOS. Following the footsteps of Street Fighter, Namco Bandai has announced a touch-screen port of the original Soul Calibur for iOS devices.

Available later this month, the iOS port is based on the Dreamcast original, and will feature all 19 fighters and a plethora of modes: arcade, time attack, survival, extra survival, practice, and museum.

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Alone in the Dark, Wall-E Demos On Marketplace

Two new demos are available on the Xbox Live Marketplace today, allowing you to sample Alone in the Dark and Wall-E.

The demo for Eden Games' Alone in the Dark, which was released back in June for PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360 and Wii, is a 1.35GB download and includes parts from the first and second episode of the game.

The Wall-E demo from Heavy Iron Studios is a 1.44GB download, and offers the opportunity to play as Wall-E or his ladyfriend EVE as they explore a desolate Earth. Based on the Pixar movie, Wall-E is available for PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS and PSP.

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"Was there anything good about these demos? I was under the impression that the new AitD was ..."
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Soul Calibur XBLA Stripped of Mission Mode, Contradicts Namco Promise of No Major Subtractions

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Despite assurances from developer Namco that the Xbox Live Arcade version of Soul Calibur would feature "no major additions or subtractions" over the beloved Dreamcast edition, the recent port lacks the original's substantial Mission Mode.

Essentially the game's single-player campaign, Mission Mode provided players with hours of additional gameplay through various objective-based fights, and also served as a means to unlock new content. All of the unlockable items, such as characters and concept art, are now immediately available at the game's outset. Read more »

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Soul Calibur Hits XBLA Wednesday

Namco's re-release of the Dreamcast and arcade fighting classic Soul Calibur will arrive as one of the Xbox 360's Xbox Live Arcade downloads this Wednesday, July 2.

Priced at 800 Microsoft Points ($10), the game runs in high-definition and, according to Namco, features "no major additions or subtractions" from the Dreamcast edition. To see the port in motion, check out Shackvideo. Read more »

"I honestly have no reason to buy this. No multiplayer over Xbox Live, and the port wasn't ..."
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More Soul Calibur Xbox Live Arcade Footage

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Namco Bandai sends along a new Soul Calibur Xbox Live Arcade trailer, offering a minute of footage featuring Voldo, Maxi, Yoshimitsu and Cervantes.

A port of the 1999 Dreamcast fighter, Soul Calibur Xbox Live Arcade is expected later this year.

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"This brings me hope the PowerStone games might someday be ported to live."
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Atari Sues over Negative Alone in the Dark Review, Accuses Reviewer of Piracy (Updated)

Update: Gamer.nl staffer Erwin Bergervoet has informed Shacknews that Atari also asked the Dutch gaming site to pull its 5/10 review of Alone in the Dark posted Thursday, a day before the game's official European street date.

"Within an hour [after posting], Atari called to have the review pulled off, claiming there was an embargo till Friday," Bergervoet said in a comment to Shacknews. "Our review copy was sent directly to us by Atari and [was] not a pirated copy. They explicitly told [Gamer.nl] that they only let high scoring reviews break the post-release embargo date." Read more »

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Alone in the Dark Features SecuROM Activation

Atari today announced that the PC version of the new Alone in the Dark game will ship with SecuROM activation. Compatible with Windows XP and Windows Vista, the activation process means that following installation, you will have to go online to download an additional component that allows the game to run.

Once the game has been activated, you can play the game while offline. Uninstalling the game and revoking the serial number allows you to install the game on another computer. More information is available at aitdunlock.com.Already released in Europe, the Eden Games developed survival horror game will be released in North America next week for PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360 and Wii.

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Alone in the Dark Wii Trailer Has Waggle Action

Publisher Atari has released a new trailer for the Wii edition of Alone in the Dark, showcasing the functions of the Wii remote control scheme within the title.

The Wii and PS2 versions of the title was produced by Hydravision Entertainment, while Eden Games handled development on the Xbox 360 and PC. Atari announced earlier this week that the game has gone gold and arrives June 24 release. Read more »

"hmm interesting. I might get this version instead of the others if it is made well."
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Alone in the Dark Goes Gold, Arrives June 24

Publisher Atari has announced that PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360 and Wii editions of Alone in the Dark have entered the manufacturing process and will hit North American retailers on June 24, with the game arriving in Europe on June 20.

The DVD-style reimagining of the classic survival horror franchise was developed by Eden Games for Xbox 360 and PC, with Hydravision Entertainment handling the PS2 and Wii versions. Read more »

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Alone in the Dark Movie Features The Enemy

Atari has released a new video for Eden's Alone in the Dark (PC, PS2, PS3, X360, Wii), focusing on "The Enemy" which can appear anywhere and can make anyone in the game world attack you. The clip runs for nearly three minutes and features developer narration. The new Alone in the Dark will be released later this month on all platforms except PlayStation 3, which will get the game in September.

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Alone in the Dark Screenshots Show DVD-style Menu

Atari has released a few new Alone in the Dark screens, one of which gives us a glimpse at the horror game's DVD-style, time-warping menu that was detailed last week.

The game will allow players to fast forward or rewind through its many "episodes," an attempt to keep the frustration of getting stuck on a puzzle to a minimum. Of course, the game will still require you to complete all of the basic content before moving on to the final levels. Read more »

"Wow, they weren't kidding about he dvd style. It looks just like DVD, which means it looks ..."
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Alone in the Dark to Feature DVD-style Presentation; Skippable Chapters, 'Previously On' Cinematics

Atari's horror reboot Alone in the Dark will feature a DVD-style chapter menu, which will allow players to rewind or fast-forward through the game, according to GameShark.

If a player is having a hard time with a particular sequence of the puzzle-riddled game, they can skip past it via the chapter select menu, moving on to complete another section. All of the "episodes" must eventually be completed to unlock the ending. Read more »

"Not enough games allow you to view previous cutscenes so you can remember what the hell is going ..."
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First Soul Calibur XBLA Screenshots Released

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Namco Bandai sends along the first screenshots from the downloadable Xbox Live Arcade edition of its fighter Soul Calibur, due out on Xbox 360 this summer.

Though it does not feature online multiplayer, the XBLA rendition of Soul Calbiur will have all the content of the beloved Dreamcast version along with online leaderboards. Read more »

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New Alone in the Dark Gameplay Movies

Atari has issued new Alone in the Dark gameplay videos, showing facade survival and parking footage. Developed by Eden Games, the new Alone in the Dark will be released soon for PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360 and Wii with a PlayStation 3 release following later this year.

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"Fire effects in this game are just terrible. Not realistic.. not even close to fire. Looks more ..."
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Fiery New Alone in the Dark Screens

Reversing today's trend of rumors and unofficial assets, publisher Atari has issued several flame-filled screenshots from Eden Studios' Alone in the Dark.

The reimagining of the classic survival horror franchise is set to hit PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360 and Wii on June 24, with a PlayStation 3 version following later this year.

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"And why do they release doctored shots -- i.e. bullshots. One can clearly see that the hilites ..."
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