[edit] Background

The world’s premier weapon-based fighting game franchise returns to deliver a true, next generation fighting experience. Set to finally reveal the origins of the Soulcalibur saga, Soulcalibur IV features both new and familiar faces from across the galaxy, seeking the rival swords for vengeance, honor and salvation. In a monumental alliance, legendary Star Wars icon, Darth Vader, invades the Soulcalibur universe! Soulcalibur IV continues the series’ tradition of reinventing, enhancing and breaking new boundaries. Now the world’s favorite fighting game redefines the entire genre for the next generation of both new and fiercely loyal Soulcalibur fans.

[edit] Gameplay

With the latest Soul Calibur game upon us, there have been some changes to the gameplay aspect. A new mode called "Tower of Lost Souls" has been incorporated, as well as a more in-depth character creation system, which has tons of new features and variety, such as new equipment to choose from. Coupled with the first game in the series that allows you duke it out online, a Soul Calibur game has never had better gameplay.

[edit] Features

  • Unleash the Force: iconic Star Wars character, Sith Lord Darth Vader challenge the Soulcalibur fighters for the future of the powerful swords.
  • Unparalleled High Definition Graphics: experience the legendary Soulcalibur level of graphics now in 720p HD resolution for the first time.
  • Take the Fight Online: for the first time ever, fight opponents around the world online in multiple versus modes.
  • The Ultimate Roster: battle with classic Soulcalibur characters, exciting newcomers or customize your own unique fighter.
  • New Fighting System Elements: exciting new fighting game elements including the Active Matching Battle System and the ability to execute devastating critical strikes.
  • Multiple Gameplay Modes: experience Soulcalibur with Story, Arcade, Tower of Reminiscence, Training Practice, Character creation, and Museum View modes.

This game is also known as Souru Kyaribaa IV in Japan.

Forum Posts


Soul Calibur V sells over 1 million copies

Still a million less sold than predecessor, though

Aug 03, 2012, by Zak Islam | 3 comments
Soul Calibur IV: Yoda & Darth Vader DLC coming soon

No longer platform-exclusive

Oct 17, 2008, by Sean Ridgeley | 6 comments
Online Soul Calibur IV tournament starts next week

Win an SC arcade stick

Aug 08, 2008, by Sean Ridgeley | 1 comment
Soul Calibur IV: how strong is the force in the Star Wars characters?

Playing as Darth Vader, the Secret Apprentice, and Yoda

Jul 16, 2008, by Sean Ridgeley | 5 comments
Soul Calibur IV PS3 may be expecting a new arrival

And this time, it's not a Star Wars character

Jun 24, 2008, by Dom Cook | 15 comments

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Nov 23, 11 10:41am
This has to be one of the best fighter series of all time. Making your own fighter is awesome. Wish you could make your own move set! SoulCalibur4
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Aug 02, 11 2:19am
loved the inclusion of darth vader but the game gets boring to quickly SoulCalibur4
Jul 26, 11 5:04pm
These are my favorite fighting games, right beside Super Smash Bros. SoulCalibur4
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Dec 26, 09 1:35am
wtf is up with this game. i fucking love soul calibur, but this one was incredibly slow. SoulCalibur4
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Despite that fact that a large quantity of my childhood gaming was absorbed by Tekken,...

Aug 25, 09 6:08pm
Easily beaten but to unlock everything you'll need nerves of steel and a determination I simply don't have. Hot girls too. SoulCalibur4
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Release Dates
  • North America: Jul 29, 2008
  • Japan:
    • Jul 31, 2008 (XBOX360)
    • Dec 31, 2007 (PS3)
  • Europe: Aug 1, 2008
  • Australia: Jul 31, 2008
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