Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny's Kratos Is More God of War II Than III

The PSP version of Soulcalibur IV, known as Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny, continues the long-running tradition of non-canon guest stars with God of War's Kratos. Yes, you'll be chaos-blading Sophitia and Voldo later this year.

We sat in on a God of War III presentation earlier today, one very similar to the hands-off gameplay demo we saw in February. While that demo looked better than the one we'd seen almost four months ago, not much had changed. What had was the inclusion of Kratos in a Soulcalibur game.

Stig Asmussen, director of God of War III, said that the team has been "in constant consultation" with the Project Soul team for five to six months.

"They really nailed down Kratos," Asmussen said, noting that the Kratos players will see in Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny is more in line with the one seen in God of War II, using an older move set and last-generation weapons. Even the character model is God of War II, he said, with the Namco Bandai developers uses assets from the PlayStation 2 version.