Last December Soul Calibur IV designer, Daishi Odashima had fighting fans in a flurry when he tweeted: “SC is Back!” after its nearly three year-long hiatus from home consoles. Apart from the suggestions that Odashima himself would be directing the next instalment of the series (as highlighted on his Twitter profile,) details have been sparse, but that may change as of next month.
“Hopefully I will be able to announce something mid May,” one of Odashima’s most recent tweets read, and to avoid any confusion, it was posted in both Japanese and English.
Soul Calibur IV released on August 1st in 2008, and though it exhibited solid gameplay and fluid animation, critics knocked the game for its overall lack of content and the barriers it presented for new players. With recent releases including Marvel vs. Capcom and the superb Mortal Kombat, it will be interesting to see how Soul Calibur will step up to the mark.