CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED WEAPON-BASED FIGHTING FRANCHISE SET TO STRIKE ONCE MORE WITH THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF SOULCALIBUR IV
SANTA CLARA, Calif., (June 13, 2007) - Swords will be honed and weapons
> optimized as NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., today announced
> Soulcalibur(r) IV, the newest installment to the world renowned
> weapon-based fighting series, for the PLAYSTATION(r)3 computer
> entertainment system and Xbox 360(tm) video game and entertainment
> system from Microsoft. Delivering new gameplay modes, characters and
> enhanced features with unprecedented 3D modeling and animation,
> Soulcalibur IV will be the definitive fighting game experience. The
> unrelenting pursuit of two legendary swords continues when Soulcalibur
> IV is released in 2008.
> "Soulcalibur has been a cornerstone franchise for NAMCO BANDAI Games and
> this latest edition will build upon its legacy of groundbreaking
> fighting experiences," said Makoto Iwai, Executive Vice President and
> COO, NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. "With Soulcalibur IV, long-time
> fans and newcomers to the franchise will be amazed by its visual beauty
> and intense, pulse pounding weapon combat."
> Developed by Project Soul, the legendary team behind Soul Blade(r) and
> Soulcalibur(r) I-III, Soulcalibur IV will re-introduce classic warriors
> from the series as well as introduce new characters that will bring new
> conflict and intrigue. Fully realizing the processing power of the
> PLAYSTATION 3 system and Xbox 360, Soulcalibur IV promises to propel the
> fighting genre into the next-gen era. With visually realistic
> environments, interactive stages, enhanced AI, and a new battle system,
> Soulcalibur IV will be at the top of everyone's wish list.
> About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
> NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., is a leading interactive entertainment
> software publisher and developer based in Santa Clara, CA. The company
> is a part of the NAMCO BANDAI group of companies known for creating and
> publishing many of the industry's top video game franchises including
> the PAC-MAN(r), SOULCALIBUR(r), Naruto(tm) and Tekken(r) brands. For
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