London, UK – August 8th, 2008 – Leading video game developer and publisher, NAMCO BANDAI Games, announced today that Soulcalibur™ IV, the newest installment to the world renowned weapon-based fighting series, has shipped two million units worldwide following its August 1st launch. Published by Ubisoft in PAL territories for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, Soulcaliburv IV, continues the franchise’s legacy of delivering a rich gaming experience with robust features and enhancements.
Set to finally reveal the origins of this ongoing saga, Soulcalibur IV features new and familiar faces from across the galaxy who seeks the rival swords for their own goals. The line-up of weapon-wielding fighters grows as new characters add another layer of challenge and mystery, including legendary STAR WARS™ characters Jedi Master Yoda for the Xbox 360 version of the title; Darth Vader for the PLAYSTATION 3 system; and Darth Vader’s Secret Apprentice from LucasArts' hotly anticipated Star Wars®: The Force Unleashed™, who will make an appearance on both platforms.
Retooled from the ground up, Soulcalibur IV provides a true next generation experience by bringing the beloved series to the HD era and presenting the game as it was meant to be enjoyed. Adding to the depth of weapon based combat players can perform Critical Finish moves to defeat opponents in one spectacular hit. Also, fighting aficionados can now battle online for the first time in franchise history using customized characters or fan favourites to challenge others for worldwide domination.
Soulcalibur IV is rated 16 by PEGI and carries a suggested MSRP of ….
For more information please visit: http://soulcalibur4.namcobandaigames.com/.
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NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe is one of the companies comprising the newly formed BANDAI NAMCO Group, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. On 29th September, 2005, BANDAI Co., Ltd and NAMCO LIMITED implemented a management integration to compete more effectively on the global stage in the fast-changing entertainment industry and deliver future growth. The resulting BANDAI NAMCO Group is a global entertainment operation involved in business fields ranging from toys, video game software and visual software to amusement machines&facilities and network content.
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