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Original Soulcalibur coming to iOS soon

As excited as we are for Soulcalibur V, what with Ezio from Assassin's Creed and special editions coming out January 31, our heart still belongs to the original Soulcalibur. Back when it was known as Soul Calibur, we played it endlessly on our Dreamcast, transfixed by the dense combat, the immense number of side modes, and the stunningly gorgeous visuals. Now just 12 years later that technological marvel is heading to iOS devices, as Namco revealed that soon Soulcalibur will be appearing on Apple platforms soon.

Above: This image is from the Dreamcast version, as no iOS screens have been released yet

Though Namco wasn’t much more descriptive than “soon,” we’re glad the classic will reach a new audience. Still, you have to wonder just how the controls will translate to the iPhone. Will there just be a button overlay on the screen, or something more innovative using the touch screen.

Oct 21, 2011

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3 comments

  • trikeman - October 22, 2011 3:20 a.m.

    urm, correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't the series start out with Soul Edge? Soul Calibur was the second game in the series. Just saying
  • Darkmessiah24 - October 21, 2011 5:44 p.m.

    There does exsist a Soul Calibur clone by Gameloft (forgot the title) so I can see this working on the iOS.
  • 510BrotherPanda - October 21, 2011 3:58 p.m.

    Oh Voldo's codpiece. How I have missed you. El Oh El. In all seriousness, doesn't SC require lots of different buttons like Street Fighter? I wonder how well it will scale down...

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