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.

Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.