Soulcalibur Legends is a spin-off game of the one-on-one fighting Soul Blade / Edge / Calibur series . It is a 3D action game in which the player battles through hordes of enemies using the Wii remote to control weapon swing. There are combos and charged attacks to fight enemies ranging from lizardmen to ninjas and skeletons. Charge is earned by collecting special orbs or defeating enemies. Levels range from ice caverns, to grassy plains, to brown caves.
There are seven playable characters in total and the story revolves around the transformation of the character Siegfried Schtauffen into Nightmare. He is asked to collect all pieces of the Soul Edge to help the Holy Roman Empire win the war against Barbaros of the Ottoman Empire. Next to the single-player story mode, there are competitive and cooperative multiplayer modes.