Soul Calibur II Ships
Namco Ltd. announced today that its franchise title, SOULCALIBURŽII,
has shipped to stores nationwide. The highly anticipated sequel to one
of the most revered 3D weapons-based fighting games of all time,
SOULCALIBURŽII is now available on the PlayStationŽ2 computer
entertainment system, the Nintendo GameCube and the XboxŽ video game
system from Microsoft.
"Consumer anticipation for SOULCALIBURŽII has been monumental," said Dan
DeMatteo, President and Chief Operating Officer of GameStop. "Our
pre-sell programs have been strong since early on and we fully expect
SOULCALIBURŽII to be one of the best-selling titles of 2003."
Featuring more than 15 characters from the original game, SOULCALIBURŽII
introduces Necrid, a Todd McFarlane Productions character created
exclusively for the series. Each video game system also boasts its own
unique guest fighter: Nintendos Link brings his chivalry to the
Nintendo GameCube, Todd McFarlanes comic book hero Spawn brings his
powers to Xbox, and Namcos own Heihachi of Tekken fame brings his melee
skills to the PlayStationŽ2.
Exclusive to the U.S. and European versions of SOULCALIBURŽII are the
playable characters Assassin, Berserker and Lizardman. Originally
included as non-playable characters in the Japanese version, Assassin,
Berserker and Lizardman are now playable in the following modes; VS
Battle, Extra VS Battle, Team Battle, Extra Team Battle, VS Team Battle,
Extra VS Team Battle, Practice and Extra Practice.
We have finely tuned every aspect of game play to make the release of
SOULCALIBURŽII an event well worth waiting for, said Jim Atkiss,
Product Marketing Manager at Namco Hometek Inc. The game has already
taken top honors as Best Fighting Game at this years Electronic
Entertainment Expo, and its poised to exceed expectations and take home
even more awards by years end.
A continuation of the popular SOULCALIBURŽ series, SOULCALIBURŽII
received the Best Fighting Game award at the 2003 Electronic
Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. With 10 game modes, a host of
unlockable costumes and arenas, and over 200 collectible weapons and
items, SOULCALIBURŽII delivers the intense fighting action that fans
have come to expect of the series.
SOULCALIBURŽII is rated T for Teen and is now available in stores