NAMCO BANDAI Inc. has released SOULCALIBUR for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad 2. Originally released in arcades in 1998 and debuted on home consoles the following year, the seminal and critically acclaimed weapon-based fighting game has made its way to the App Store. The game is compatible with iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPod touch (4th generation) or later, and iPad 2, OS 4.3 or later.

SOULCALIBUR for iOS features the full cast of 19 characters from the original game, including favorites like Kilik, Xianghua and Ivy. In "ARCADE BATTLE," players will engage in a series of intense brawls, defeating every enemy in their path to earn unique ending scenes for each character. There are a total of six game modes including TIME ATTACK, in which players slash through enemies to clear the game as quickly as possible, and SURVIVAL, where players try to defeat as many opponents as possible with a limited amount of life. Additional game modes will be available in future updates.

SOULCALIBUR fully utilizes the Retina displays on the iPhone and iPod touch platforms, providing vivid, beautiful graphics. The large display of the iPad 2 enables stunning graphics that make the characters and stages look better than ever before.

The 8Way Run system, which allows players to move around freely and quickly on a three-dimensional plane, is faithfully implemented on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad 2. Each character has a variety of unique special moves and new players can readily access character move lists from within the application, allowing them to memorize devastating moves and try them out in combat.

Fans of the SOULCALIBUR series can also look forward to the upcoming SOULCALIBUR V, arriving on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on January 31, to experience the eye-popping graphics and dynamic combat system in the newest entry in the acclaimed series.

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