The latest “tale of souls and swords” has been finalized and will be told on January 31, 2012, as announced by Namco Bandai. Two versions of the fighter franchise’s fifth chapter will be available for purchase; the first being the basic retail package, the second, a Limited Collector’s Edition. The latter will include a musical score CD from the present and past games, a signed letter by the folks at Project Soul, original art, and a card for two downloadable sets of armor. Europe will be receiving their copies of the game on February 3, 2012.
In keeping with a precedence first set by Soul Calibur II, Ezio Auditore of Assassins Creed notoriety will be appearing as guest character in this installment. These cameos are not only limited to non-SC related characters, but previous releases have included figures of comic and cinematic fame such as Spawn and Darth Vader, respectively.
The game’s main characters will remain consistent with its predecessor, and fans can look forward to significant improvements in regards to character building, defensive moves and game pace. View more trailers from the upcoming game, or pre-order your copy, by visiting at http://soulcalibur.com.