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Namco's Arcade hit has slammed onto the Dreamcast — are you ready to unsheath your sword and prove your samurai-like mastery of Soul Calibur?
After the ninja Taki destroyed the dread pirate Cervantes at the end of Soul Edge, the world believed it had seen the last of the accursed sword that had drawn so many to their doom. But the mystical sword known as the Soul Blade has reappeared once again, and a dozen warriors from around the world have gathered in hopes of attaining the mystical weapon.
Soul Calibur is a standard weapons-based one-on-one fighting game. The game features a four-button control scheme that's more along the lines of Virtua Fighter than Tekken, and an "8-way-run" system that allows you to circle your opponent slowly before going in for the kill.
While the Arcade Soul Calibur ran on modified PlayStation hardware, the programming madmen at Namco have given the Dreamcast version a face-lift. Soul Calibur features a number of gameplay modes, including: Arcade, Versus, Time Attack, Survival, and Training. As you progress through the game's Mission Mode, you're awarded points, which you can trade in for a plethora of new characters, outfits, backgrounds, and movies.
What are you waiting for? Grab your katana, pull up a beanbag chair, and enter the world of Soul Calibur! ~ Colin Williamson, All Game Guide