16 Facts About Soulcalibur


Soulcalibur is a weapon-based fighting video game franchise by Bandai Namco Entertainment.

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All games in the series before Soulcalibur III were originally released as arcade games, and subsequently ported to home consoles.

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The title Soulcalibur became a trademark title to be used throughout the series since.

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Soulcalibur II was released in arcade format three years after the previous release in the series, and was ported to all three active sixth-generation consoles.

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Soulcalibur III contains a new single-player mode called "Tales of Souls", a story mode in which the player can make course-altering decisions.

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Soulcalibur III is the first game in the series to feature a character creation system, and features a story mode called "Chronicles of the Sword" which is a mode with some strategic aspects for created characters.

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Soulcalibur IV introduces new gameplay mechanics into the series in the form of damage-absorbing armor and Critical Finishes.

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The game's features are similar to Soulcalibur IV, including its customization features, but it introduced a new character named Dampierre, a conman who wears twin blades on his wrists.

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Elemental system makes a return from Soulcalibur: Lost Swords; players can mix the cards with one of the five elements: fire, water, wind, light, and dark.

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All the games in the Soulcalibur series retain some specific features while others features vary from game to game.

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In Soulcalibur, Namco introduced new Guard Impact techniques: Parry and Weapon Strip, while the original repelling technique was renamed as Repelling.

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Soulcalibur V introduced a new aspect of Ring Outs; if a Ring Out is declared on certain stages, the battle will continue in a new location that is below the point where the Ring Out occurred.

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Soulcalibur was sacrificed to complete the sword's ritual which would then be protected by a cult; no one knew that Soul Edge would reform on its own later on.

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Soulcalibur managed to do so, and Inferno took a physical form to become the "second Nightmare".

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Soulcalibur eventually found her now-dead nemesis Sophitia's daughter, Pyrrha Alexandra, whom she had once kidnapped to blackmail Sophitia, who had Soul Edge's power in her blood.

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Soulcalibur was disappointed when Patroklos was hesitant in accepting her, and decided to follow Tira again.

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