14th May2012

Asuka and Jun Kazama Customizations Coming For Soul Calibur V DLC?

by Rip

Looks like people have taken a look into the DLC compatibility pack for Soul Calibur V and found customizations for Asuka & Jun Kazama! The previous DLC patch added customizations for King and Ling. I wish they’d put more of the movesets in (like they did for Devil Jin) so we could see these characters doing Critical Edges etc. If they release some Law customizations I might have to consider picking up Maxi. Thanks to Baraka from TZ for the headsup. Take a look at the rest of the customizations after the jump (more…)

19th Mar2012

Soul Calibur 5 Patch Changelog Available!

by Rip

A couple days ago it was announced that Soul Calibur 5 would be receiving a massive balance patch with ~240 updates. The patch goes live on March 21st, but you can read all the patch changes here. Some really interesting system changes here as they patched out the attack guard option that was used to make 8-way run and side step safer. Back dash is also more unsafe now. Aris’ fuzzy jump has also been patched out. Balance wise it looks like Natsu, Maxi, Xiba, and Tira got hit with the nerf stick. Lots of small nerfs across the board as well. Ivy and Viola look like they got some good buffs as well.

Also, there is going to be a patch for more customization options coming down on April 3rd. 4gamer has a bunch of screenshots up of a lot of the new customizations.
source: SDTekken & Kane

18th Jan2012

Soul Calibur 5 Rumor: Kilik, Elysium Screenshots Leaked

by Rip

Originally from NeoGaf, here are some screenshots that show Kilik and Elysium on the character select screen. The screenshots look pretty legit to me. Looks like there is an additional Pyrrha as well. Only 2 weeks until the game is released, but this almost fills up the character select screen! Is it just me or does Kilik look like that one dude from Digimon!?


04th Jan2012

2012 Tournament Season – All about Soul Calibur 5 for 3D Fighters?

by Rip

Yesterday on Wakeup SRK, MrWizard announced the games list for Evolution 2012. The games are Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition 2012, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, King of Fighters XIII, Mortal Kombat 9, Soul Calibur 5, and Street Fighter x Tekken. This of course means that Tekken 6 has been dropped.

It sucks, but its not very surprising considering Tekken’s relatively low turnout last year, the age of the game, and the spectator response everytime Tekken comes on a stream. Seems like the general Tekken franchise might need to be revamped. Around the 28 minute mark MrWizard explains why Tekken 6 was not chosen – and I disagree with most of his points, but at least he’s looking forward to Tekken Tag 2 being at Evo in 2013. The MOST interesting note from that podcast though was MrWizard mentioning that Street Fighter x Tekken may NOT be a 1v1 event! For this year though Tekken will still be represented by Street Fighter x Tekken and Namco will still have its 3D fighter presence with Soul Calibur 5.

Speaking of which, WinterBrawl will host a Soul Calibur 5 tournament that will be a qualifier tournament for ATL Final Round this year. Top 16 players at WinterBrawl will be seeded at ATL Final Round and have their event badge and tournament entry fees paid for. The first place finisher will receive roundtrip airfare to Final Round as well. Arcade cabinets of the latest version of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will also be available at both events for everyone to play on.

For these upcoming Soul Calibur 5 tournaments Namco has provided a $1000 prize bonus for Winter Brawl and a $5000 prize bonus for Final Round! Time to start practicing!

22nd Dec2011

Soul Calibur 5 – Live Stream from Namco Bandai

by Rip

Namco Bandai is live streaming more of Soul Calibur 5 direct from Japan. Daishi Odashima is back and most of it is in japanese again, but Utoh is speaking some English! If you trouble getting it to play, click High and set it to Low. Check it out: