Soul Calibur IV

By: Sharudin Rahmat

This latest installment in the Soul Calibur series will be released July 29, 2008. One of the first surprises is a guest character, Darth Vader of Star Wars fame. It also has a limited edition guide. Soul Calibur IV continues the ongoing struggle of good vs. evil being pitted against its anti-thesis, Soul Edge the cursed sword.

Expanded customization options allow you to give your character a more personalized look and feel in addition to unique skills and abilities. You can your customized characters and original favorites online as well. Another surprise in store for Soul Calibur fans: Yoda, another favorite from Star Wars will be challenging Soul Calibur warriors for the fate and future of the both the Soul Calibur sword and Soul Edge sword.

There are multiple game-play modes including:

1) Story
2) Arcade
3) Tower of Reminiscence
4) Training Practice
5) Character Creation
6) Museum View

In Soul Calibur IV we finally discover the origins of the Soul Calibur saga, and the motivation behind their possession: vengeance, honor and salvation. With its spectacular graphics and stunning visual affects, whether you are a Playstation 3 fan or Xbox, this game is an absolute must have.

It is important to note some of the following tips: Darth Vader will be a guest character on PS3 and Jedi Master Yoda on Xbox 360. The Apprentice is a key character in the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and is a playable character on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of Soul Calibur IV. In the Tower of Lost Souls, the player will fight in special battles to gain rewards. Choosing your character's clothing will not just affect their abilities in battle but also their appearance. Active Matching Battle (AMB) is a unique factor as it allows a character to fight multiple battles simultaneously under different circumstances. Under the new Critical Finish system there will be a Soul Gauge underneath the Health Meter. It fills up when you are on the attack and decreases when you are on guard. When that meter empties your enemy can strike you and break off part of your armor, altering your appearance and weakening you for the rest of the match. If you empty out your opponent's Soul Gauge again, you have an opportunity to perform a Critical Finish move and kill the opponent instantly by pressing all four face buttons at the same time. I don't know about you but I cannot wait until July 29th!

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