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Soul Blade (Arcade)

Soul Blade Arcade Character select - Mitsurugi

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Description

In the 16th century, a sword surfaces that is so powerful, so evil that warriors from all over the globe seek it out. It is Soul Edge, a demon blade. From America to Europe to Japan, these warriors fight each other for the chance to obtain it. Soul Blade is a 3D weapons fighting game that chronicles their story.

A complete 3D fighting game that allows for side steps, Soul Blade has twelve colorful fighters (ten standard, two hidden, plus additional costumes for a few fighters), each with various weapons and styles. The first ten can be used in all the combat modes, while the hidden two can only be used in versus and arcade mode.

Namco enhanced the arcade version (called Soul Edge) by adding a well done CGI intro, plus a story mode to the addition of the traditional team, survival, and time attack modes. The story mode goes into greater detail about each character, and is presented in an ancient book format. The story mode also allows you to unlock more of each characters' extra weapons. These weapons, which vary in lengths, stats, and durability, add to the options available players in the versus mode.

Soul Blade's sequel is SoulCalibur, both in the arcades and for the Sega Dreamcast

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Soul Blade Arcade Yet another mirror match
Soul Blade Arcade Mitsurugi vs Sophitia - she tries block
Soul Blade Arcade Seung Mina vs Rock
Soul Blade Arcade Sophitia vs Taki - fight starts!

Alternate Titles

  • "Soul Edge" -- Arcade/Japanese Title

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Version differences

In the PAL version, Li Long's weapons is a three-segment-staff due to UK law. In the Japanese version of the game, the opening features Sophitia standing naked in the water. In both the PAL and US versions, she received a bathing suit.

Awards

  • PXExtreme
    • 1997 (Vol. 3, Iss.3) - Best Fighting Game of the Year
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