Soulcalibur II HD Online revealed with trailer

Namco Bandai will welcome Soulcalibur II back to the stage of history this fall. The company revealed this weekend that the last-gen fighter will return after 10 years with updated graphics and online multiplayer in Soulcalibur II HD Online for download on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Series developer Project Soul worked on the updated version and its "brand new netcode." Aside from online play, all original modes will be represented, including story-based adventure Weapon Master.

Soulcalibur II originally hosted a different special character for each console: The Legend of Zelda's Link on GameCube, Todd McFarlane's Spawn on Xbox, and Tekken's Heihachi on PlayStation 2. The above trailer only shows Heihachi.

It's safe to assume Link will not return since no Wii U version has been announced, and the Namco-owned Heihachi will likely be the sole surviving special character.

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  • Swedish_Chef - July 22, 2013 9:29 p.m.

    This is one of the best fighting games of last gen and considering the amount of classics that were released then that's saying a lot.
  • pl4y4h - July 22, 2013 3:25 p.m.

    Hell yea, and i have a SC II emulator that i play with an xbox controller so i'm already ahead of the curve lol. Voldo's controls were all fucked up in the newer ones so i can finally go back to maining him.
  • J-Fid - July 22, 2013 2:11 p.m.

    I still very much enjoy playing this game on my GameCube. In my opinion, it's the best SC in the series!
  • shawksta - July 22, 2013 10:57 a.m.

    It makes sense and its pretty clear its the PS2 version they are porting with heihachi and that its Namco's character in the first place. Spawn has understandable possible licensing issues but im surprised they didn't make a Wii U version with Link in it. The gamecube version sold the most copies, more than PS2 and Xbox combined just because of Link. With Nintendo in a desperate attempt to get 3rd parties this would've been perfect for both sides even if its just a port. Pity.
  • EAC73 - July 22, 2013 11:03 a.m.

    Yeah, I'm really surprised about that, hell I would buy the game again if it was on the Wii U.
  • Boonehams - July 23, 2013 9:45 a.m.

    At the panel where this was announced, the producer, Masaaki Hoshino, was asked if Link was going to appear in the game for a WiiU iteration, he said he had "nothing to reveal at this time and fans will have to wait for further announcements." While one could be hopeful about a possible WiiU version (with Link in it) based on that quote, everyone who follows video game news knows it's better off to be pessimistic.
  • shawksta - July 23, 2013 10:16 a.m.

    speculation basically.
  • Boonehams - July 23, 2013 10:43 a.m.

    Exactly. But if you want a sliver of hope, there it is.

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