NAMCO BANDAI Games Strikes Back with New Downloadable Content for Soulcalibur IV

October 17, 2008

NAMCO BANDAI Games Strikes Back
with New Downloadable Content for Soulcalibur IV

Fan Reaction Prompts Acclaimed
Fighting Franchise to Deliver New Content From a Galaxy Far Far Away

Due to overwhelming fan response,
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., today revealed that Sith Lord Darth Vader and
Jedi Master Yoda will be downloadable characters for Soulcalibur IV on Thursday,
October 23 from Xbox LIVE Marketplace for the Xbox 360 and the PLAYSTATION
Network for the PLAYSTATION 3. Once console exclusive characters, players will
soon be able to pit these adversaries against each other for the true epic
battle between dark and light. Soulcalibur IV has shipped millions of units
worldwide since its July 29 launch and continues to win audiences over with its
rich gaming experience and robust feature set.

Set to reveal the origins of this
ongoing story, Soulcalibur IV features new and familiar faces from across the
galaxy who seeks the rival swords for their own ambitions. The line-up of
weapon-wielding fighters grows as new characters add to the mythos including
Hilde, a striking armor-clad warrior who wields a short sword and spear. In
addition to the iconic Star Wars characters, the Secret Apprentice from
LucasArts’ STAR WARS: The Force Unleashed also makes an appearance as a guest
character for both Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 system.

Retooled from the ground up,
Soulcalibur IV perfects its highly celebrated weapons-based fighting system with
stunning high definition graphics and new gameplay mechanics. Adding to the
depth of combat, players can now destroy protective armor; weakening their
enemy’s resolve and unleash Critical Finish moves to defeat opponents in one
spectacular blow. Also new to the series is the ability to battle online against
players from around the world using customized characters or fan favorites to
challenges others for global domination.

Soulcalibur IV is rated “T” for Teen
by the ESRB and is currently available in stores for a suggested MSRP of $59.99.
The downloadable characters will be available for 400 Microsoft Points on Xbox
LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360 and $4.99 on the PLAYSTATION Network. For more
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