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Soul Calibur II Celebrates Its 10 Year Anniversary with New Online Battles and Updated HD Graphics

Leading video game publisher and developer Namco Bandai Games America today announced Soul Calibur II HD Online, available on Xbox Live Arcade for Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation Network for PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system. Heralded as one of the best fighting games of all-time, Soul Calibur II returns to consoles this year with crisp new high definition graphics and all-new online modes in celebration for its 10-year anniversary.

Developed by Project Soul, the elite development team at Namco Bandai Studios, Soul Calibur II HD Online reimagines the beloved title by adding online multiplayer support to the title as well as vibrant updated graphics to take advantage of modern high definition TVs. For the first time ever, players will be able to square off against opponents from around the world with their favorite Soul Calibur II characters such as Ivy, Taki, Mitsurugi, Talim, Maxi and more. The online infrastructure will feature brand new netcode overseen by the Project Soul development team. Soul Calibur II HD Online will also come with the multitude of modes found in the original release including: Arcade, Survival, VS Battle, Time Attack, Survival, Team Battle, Practice and Weapon Master.

“For more than a decade the Soul Calibur franchise has been one of the preeminent head-to-head fighting franchises for consoles,” said Chris Gilbert, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Namco Bandai Games America “Soul Calibur II HD Online lets fans relive an important chapter of the series’ history with beautifully enhanced graphics and new online gameplay.”