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E3, 2005 - Sony Computer Entertainment Europe is pleased to announce the Quarter 4, 2005 release of SoulcaliburTMIII, available exclusively for the PlayStation®2. The title marks a new chapter in the epic tale of swords and souls that has caught the imagination of gamers across the world with its sword-fighting action and fully 3D combat system.

Once again, the Soulcalibur series will expand the possibilities of the "beat 'em up" genre with its wide variety of game modes. The immersive Tales of Souls mode offers unique narratives for each character, whilst the new Soul Arena mode provides the player with a series of high-paced battles with various special conditions and situations. Character Creation mode will allow SoulcaliburTMIII players to create their own unique warriors with customisable appearances and a range of fighting styles - a feature that is sure to excite fans of the series.

The unique character can be used in other modes such as the Chronicles of the Sword mode, which combines elements from fighting games and real-time simulations.

Nothing less than dazzling presentation will be expected from the title, and it does not disappoint, with improved graphics, sound and animation resulting in a stunning combat experience. Three new and innovative characters join the roster of classic warriors, each of whom has their own unique fighting style and deadly weaponry. The mysterious Zasalamel wields a fearsome Death Scythe, graceful but deadly Tira plays with lives using her Ring Blade and Setsuka, the wandering beauty, fights with a sword concealed within her umbrella as she searches for revenge.

With a refined and fluid fighting system and huge range of game modes, including exciting multiplayer combat, the story of the two fated swords continues in SoulcaliburTMIII in grand style.

Developer: Namco

Genre: Sword-fighting Action

No. of Players: 1-2

Platform: PlayStation®2

Peripherals: Analog Controller (DUALSHOCK®2), Memory Card (8MB) (for PlayStation®2)

Release Date: Quarter 4, 2005

About Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd.

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PS one®, PlayStation®2 and PlayStation Portable® software and hardware in 102 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. SCEE also develops, publishes, markets and distributes games software for the three formats, and manages the third party licensing programs for these platforms in the PAL territories. At the end of March 2005, over 40 million PlayStation® units had been shipped across these PAL territories, over 102 million worldwide. Between its European debut on 24 November 2000 and the end of March 2005, over 31 million PlayStation®2 units have been shipped across the PAL territories, over 87 million world-wide, making it one of the most successful consumer electronic products in history.

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