Why SoulCalibur V Only Had One-Fourth of a Full Story Mode

Seeing where the plotlines for your favorite characters go. The shiny CGI ending sequences. These have traditionally been the reasons a person slogs through the cheap-ass boss fights in the story mode of a 3D fighting game. SoulCalibur V gave you neither and many fans of Namo's fighting franchise—including me—were… » 3/30/12 2:00pm 3/30/12 2:00pm

Soulcalibur V's Next Costume Offerings Includes a Pac-Man Cameo (Sort…

Pac-Man is having a hell of a career second act in fighting games. Of course, he is one of the free characters in Street Fighter X Tekken on the PlayStation 3. Now it looks like he'll be included—as some kind of bizarre head-thing—in Soulcalibur V's next batch of monthly costume DLC. See for yourself at 1:02 in that… » 3/18/12 6:00pm 3/18/12 6:00pm

Futurama, Street Fighter and Last Airbender Leap onto SoulCalibur V's…

We already knew that SoulCalibur V's character creator is powerful enough to allow you to create all sorts of messes, but this ups the ante one notch more. » 2/16/12 5:30pm 2/16/12 5:30pm

How to Justify Putting a Video of Your Babies on a Major Gaming Website

While it may seem like a video of me singing to my two children as they bounce along to a song Will.I.Am did for Sesame Street a few years back, this is a video about SoulCalibur V. » 2/13/12 5:00pm 2/13/12 5:00pm

Perverts Running Amok with NSFW SoulCalibur V Character Creation!

If you allow people the freedom to create things, you can count on this: sex. Just look at all the dick faces people made with Nintendo Miis. Nintendo Miis! They're the most innocuous things imaginable, and bam, cocks. » 2/03/12 7:30am 2/03/12 7:30am

Watch Princess Zelda Beat Up Link In SoulCalibur V

Hey, look! It's Link—who starred in the GameCube version of SoulCalibur II—making a triumphant return to the Stage of History along with that girl he's always having to rescue. The folks at NowGamercrafted Nintendo's iconic maiden-and-warrior pair with the character creator in Namco's just-released fighting game,… » 2/02/12 11:30am 2/02/12 11:30am

SoulCalibur V Takes a Beating From Game Reviewers

With the past couple of years dominated by Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat-style 2D fighters, it's nice to see the return of one of the big 3D fighting franchises. That is, unless you're a game reviewer. Then it's time to step into the critical ring. » 2/01/12 4:00pm 2/01/12 4:00pm

The Difference Between SoulCalibur V and SCIV in Two NSFW Photos

Not yet four years has passed, but check out how the latest SoulCalibur compares to SoulCalibur IV. Can you spot the difference? Hint: it's not just the graphics. » 2/01/12 4:30am 2/01/12 4:30am

Soulcalibur V's Character Creator Is Capable of Terrible, Beautiful…

When the editor-in-chief here asked me to do a video showcasing two of my beloved characters created on Soulcalibur V's character creator, I was elated. I consider myself a connoisseur of character creation and customization, often spending way too much time than any person should on creating the most bizarre and… » 1/31/12 6:00pm 1/31/12 6:00pm

SoulCalibur V : The Kotaku Review

Soul Calibur V, like almost all fighting games nowadays, finds itself having to serve multiple purposes for a broad and fragmented user base. Fighting games demand investment if you're actually trying to excel at them. You've got to pick a character that speaks to you and then master enough moves to be competent and… » 1/31/12 12:30pm 1/31/12 12:30pm

Let's Get All Prettied Up for the SoulCalibur V Launch

SoulCalibur V is in stores today across the U.S., where players are a lot less likely to dress up as a whip-wielding Ivy or Ezio Auditore de Firenze than the special gamers inhabiting the world of the SoulCalibur V launch trailer. » 1/31/12 8:30am 1/31/12 8:30am

I Just Ordered SoulCalibur V From Amazon and a Tiny Part of Me Died

Though hundreds of thousands of gamers swear by Amazon.com when it comes to ordering new releases or old favorites, I've never once ordered a video game from the popular online marketplace. Despite the allure of free launch day delivery and bonus credit, I've limited my game spending to local retailers. I didn't… » 1/30/12 5:00pm 1/30/12 5:00pm

101 Seconds Of Soulcalibur V, Which Sure Seems Better Than IV

I played a little bit of Soulcalibur V today. I recorded some of it, cut out all the parts where I lost horribly, and made this video for you to watch. » 1/27/12 8:00pm 1/27/12 8:00pm

SoulCalibur Poster Is as Subtle as Ass Cheeks in the Face Can Be

And you thought the giant boobs were crass? Ha! This is another advert for upcoming fighting game SoulCalibur V. It's cheeky. Literally. » 1/27/12 6:00am 1/27/12 6:00am

Namco Bandai Celebrates UK SoulCalibur V Launch With Fitness Classes

Every Tuesday evening in February London fight game fans can step away from their game console and grab a little fitness with Gymbox's SoulCalibur V: Swordsman Workout class. No, seriously. » 1/25/12 4:00pm 1/25/12 4:00pm

Ezio Auditore vs. Ezio Auditore. Who Would Win?

Well, duh. Skip to the 46-second mark to see the Assassin's Creed assassin to take on himself in this latest round of SoulCalibur V gameplay footage. » 1/24/12 6:00am 1/24/12 6:00am

This Soul Calibur V Grafitti May Be An Ad… or Just the Work of Ardent…

The latest chapter in Namco's medieval martial arts series is due out in a short while and the Japanese publisher's been throwing up adverts that have, um, riled up the internets a while back. » 1/23/12 9:00am 1/23/12 9:00am

Come for SoulCalibur V's Story, Stay For the Screenshots

With 17 years separating SoulCalibur V from SoulCalibur IV, Project Soul has near two decades' worth of explaining to do. Could this be the most story-driven SoulCalibur yet? » 1/18/12 8:30am 1/18/12 8:30am