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

Henry Gilbert

Henry Gilbert is a former GamesRadar+ Editor, having spent seven years at the site helping to navigate our readers through the PS3 and Xbox 360 generation. Henry is now following another passion of his besides video games, working as the producer and podcast cohost of the popular Talking Simpsons and What a Cartoon podcasts.