Soul Calibur IV secret characters revealed

Written by Joe Martin

January 10, 2008 // 11:46 a.m.

Tags: #arcade #beat #blade #calibur #ces #darth #ivy #mame #sc4 #secret #soul #taki #tekken #vader #yoda

Soul Calibur IV, the fourth installment in the best beat 'em-up series ever made - yes, better than Tekken and Virtua Fighter, sorry - isn't even out yet and the secret characters have been named and unmasked. It makes you wonder if they were ever secret to begin with. Either way, you'll never guess who they are.

Darth Vader and Yoda.

An odd combination for the medieval melee fighter, isn't it? Yoda could maybe fit into the setting with his long flowing robes and gremlin-like appearance, but Darth Vader looks throughly out of place. On top of that, I personally think that magic powers and lightsabers which can cut through almost anything should be considered cheating even in a game where just slapping somebody causes a pyrokinetic display to burst into action.

The duo were unveiled in a new teaser video for the game which is set for a release in summer this year and the rumour is that they won't be the only Star Wars characters on show so expect more bizzare additions to the line-up in the coming months. Personally, I'm hoping for Kyle Katarn to pop up, but it's more likely that we'll get Mace Windu, General Greivous and a Wookie or two.

Either way, Yoda will be exclusive to the Xbox 360 and Vader will be a PS3-only gamer.

The trailer is available below in all it's surreal glory, so have a peek and let us know what you think. Are you a Soul Calibur fan or are you going to flame us and claim that Street Fighter is the king of the hill? Either way, we're ready for you so just head to the forums.


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