SoulCalibur V goes gold, contains "portions of buttock" and "jiggling cleavage" according to ratings board

Great news for fighting fans everywhere - SoulCalibur V has officially gone gold! That doesn't mean it's won a sparkly pendant to denote its victory in some kind of Olympic event - instead it just means that the game has been finished and mastered, ready to be copied and shipped out (and then inevitably tweaked with a Day One Patch, negating the whole process *cough*). But wait - what's the ESRB age ratings board talking about? Portions of what?

Here's their charmingly straight-faced appraisal of the content of SoulCalibur V, which they found mature enough to warrant a Teen rating:

Rating summary: This is a fighting game in which players engage in one-on-one combat against a large cast of human and supernatural characters. Players use guns, swords, spears, and other melee weapons to strike opponents and drain their health meters. The frenetic battles are highlighted by slashing sounds, impact effects, and frequent cries of pain. Cutscenes depict additional acts of violence, such as characters getting impaled with swords. Some female fighters wear outfits that reveal large amounts of jiggling cleavage and portions of their buttocks; on the character creation menu, players can augment fighters’ breast sizes and manipulate the camera to zoom in on their bodies. The words “damn,” “b*tch,” and “bastard” can be heard in the dialogue.

Above: This is totally how the ESRB saw the game. They'd probably disapprove of this

So it's Soul Calibur then. Which is great, in truth - we're well up for some more tales of souls and swords, even if they really are eternally retold with numbered installments. This is, after all, Soul Edge 6. And, of course, we waxed lyrical about Soul Calibur 'one' in our Appreciation Section not so long ago.

Above: Yowser! The game's looking superb and we can't wait to get our hands on it

Won't be long now - the game is scheduled for release in the UK on February 3, and January 31 in the US. In the mean-time, why not download the SoulCalibur V Magazine from the iTunes NewsStand? All you need to do is download the free container App for Edge, GamesMaster, Official Playstation Magazine UK, PSM3, Official Xbox 360 Magazine UK or Xbox World 360 and it'll be there for you to download, absolutely free.

Above: There it is, free to download, free to read... if you have the means, it's a no-brainer


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  • n00b - January 6, 2012 12:30 a.m.

    so soul caliber as usual good to have it back
  • KidKatana - January 5, 2012 1:59 a.m.

    Fucking hell, can it just be illegal for Japanese games to have English voice dubs please? I feel embarassed just listening to it. "Oh man! I love me some steamed buns!"
  • MsSmith - January 4, 2012 12:57 p.m.

    This is the second boob article to come from the UK today. I'm not sure if that means anything...
  • Manguy17 - January 4, 2012 12:02 p.m.

    I feel I should admit to multiple readings of that Ivy article....
  • inkyspot - January 4, 2012 noon

    You know you guys had me watch that whole trailer looking for some female digital butcheek, damn you! There wasn't any.
  • Redeater - January 4, 2012 11:41 a.m.

    I know this isn't related to the article, but any word on Tdar UK coming back to iTunes?
  • GR_JustinTowell - January 4, 2012 11:50 p.m.

    TalkRadar UK will never come back to iTunes because it's dead. You'll be wanting the GamesRadar UK Podcast, which is four episodes old and stars the same cast. And a Gaming Monkey. And my personal favourite, the random game name game. Search and you will find :)
  • Net_Bastard - January 4, 2012 10:31 a.m.

    I literally LOL'd at the picture.
  • sleepyMexican45 - January 4, 2012 9:45 a.m.

    Cundy's gonna be all over this. "TITTIES!"
  • Yaro - January 4, 2012 9:28 a.m.

    I like the summarizing picture. The dialogue will be more along the liens of "The legendary Damned fought the unforgotten Bitch in time, and only the ancient Bastard can restore peace to the mysterious and secret world."
  • GR_JustinTowell - January 4, 2012 11:15 a.m.

    Like :D
  • birdro - January 4, 2012 9:27 a.m.

    That article made me laugh more than it should have, but yeah SC as usual. :P I totally remember that Ivy article too
  • onetimebuster - January 4, 2012 9:25 a.m.

    Well im sure voldo is happy.

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