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Soulcalibur V "Behind the Game" trailer invites you to meet Project Soul

A while back, someone realized that the timeless popularity of “behind the scenes” shorts meant that all you had to do was tidy the development office a bit, trawl a camera through, cut in some sizzle footage – and boom, you'd have a trailer. Whereas some devs might use the format as a format to deliver tightly-packed collections of soundbites posing as creative asides, Project Soul keeps it real with this teaser for Soulcalibur V, which intersperses tres-gorgeous in-game footage with... an indepth tour of the Project Soul offices? Lead on!


Above: This shot is mandatory in all “developer diary” trailers 

Look, don't say hype can't serve a positive function. Not only do you now know how nice Soulcalibur V (scheduled for a 2012 release) looks, but you can probably navigate the Project Soul offices blind... should that ever be something you're required to do. You've got a bit of a lowdown on the reasoning behind the sequel's decades-later setting – but you also know exactly what happens when busy technical professionals are interrupted by some goon with a camera and doing their best to be polite. Anyway, their manners certainly aren't in question – but how do you like the look of the game?

Jul 7, 2011

6 comments

  • Nintendophile - July 8, 2011 11:54 p.m.

    I always love seeing REAL "behind the scenes" stuff like this. It's cool getting a peek at home things are made and the people behind them.
  • MyCoolWhiteLies - July 8, 2011 2:39 p.m.

    As much as I want to be excited for this game, the last few games haven't really done it for me. I used to love this series as it actually had a decent story that evolved. I know they're doing the 20 year jump, which hopefully will help, but at this point, it's really annoying that both Seigfried and Nightmare are doing the same shit the've been doing since SC1.
  • d3v - July 8, 2011 9:46 a.m.

    Lol, you can clearly see Tekken's Harada at around 0:24.
  • carrotsauce33 - July 8, 2011 7:07 a.m.

    Despite the game being set 10-20 years later, it looks like the arenas are exactly the same. The graphics still look very good though. I'm hoping they make some new arenas instead of the typical burning mansion, the pirate ship, and that cage. I hated that cage.
  • taokaka - July 8, 2011 12:27 a.m.

    First

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