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All Articles: Soul Calibur II HD Online
It looks like Microsoft will challenge Sony’s PlayStation Now subscription service in a big way with the Spring, because the consolemaker announced their own Xbox Game Pass this morning.
Unlike Sony’s service, the Xbox Game Pass does not stream games to your console. Instead, subscribers will gain access to full-game downloads of more than 100 titles for the Xbox One and Xbox 360. But like Netflix, new games will be cycled into the service every month, while older titles will be cycled out.
However, subscribers interested in purchasing any game offered through the Xbox Game Pass will be able to do so at a hefty discount.
Naturally, Microsoft themselves will supply many of the games available to download through the Xbox Game Pass. But the consolemaker has also recruited a huge number of third-party publishers to participate including 2K Games, 505 Games, Bandai Namco, Capcom, Codemasters, Deep Silver, Focus Home Interactive, Sega, SNK, THQ Nordic, and WB Games. And the first wave of available titles will include Halo 5: Guardians, Payday 2, NBA 2K16, and Soul Calibur II.
The Xbox Game Pass will be available later this Spring and Xbox One owners will be able to subscribe to the service for $9.99 a month.
The soul still burns as Namco Bandai has added Soul Calibur II HD Online to the Xbox Live Arcade. The classic fighter has been upgraded with high definition visuals, online play, and the inclusion of Spawn and Heihachi Mishima as playable characters.
Also available today, through the Games on Demand storefront, is Farming Simulator. Published by Focus Home Interactive and developed by Giants Software, Farming Simulator asked players to run their own farm.
More information on both games can be found after the break. (more…)
The first PlayStation Store update in the post-PS4 era brings with it the digital release of NBA Live 14. EA’s first next gen basketball sim boasts a new “revolutionary physics-based dribbling system” known as BounceTek as “fresh content and challenges” delivered daily.
Over on the PS3 side of the store, gamers will be able to download another major EA release, Need For Speed: Rivals. The racer will be joined by Farming Simulator, a… er… farming simulator, and Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW, the latest adventure starring Finn and Jake.
The newly rechristened PS3 Digital Games storefront will feature the return of Namco Bandai’s Soul Calibur universe with Soul Calibur II HD Online. This re-release includes every Soul Calibur II character as well Heichachi (of Tekken fame) and Spawn (of Spawn fame).
Namco Bandai has announced that Soul Calibur II HD Online will make its PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade debut on November 20. The acclaimed fighting game has been priced at $19.99 and, as the title states, will include online play and a high definition graphical upgrade.
Soul Calibur II HD Online will also feature two of the three console exclusive characters it was released with in 2003. Both downloadable editions of the game will include Heihachi (originally exclusive to the PS2 version) and Spawn (originally exclusive to the Xbox version). It’s unlikely the GameCube-exclusive character, Link, will ever make the jump to Soul Calibur II HD Online.
Spawn confirmed for Soul Calibur II HD Online
Namco Bandai originally announced that Soul Calibur II HD Online would be coming to the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. During the announcement, they confirmed that Heihachi Mishima, a character formerly exclusive to the PS2 version of the game, would make the jump to the PSN and XBLA editions. Now, they’ve revealed that Spawn will escape the clutches of Satan and fight it out in Soul Calibur II’s HD re-release as well.
Todd McFarlane’s hellish creation was originally exclusive to the Xbox version of the game and his inclusion in the HD remake marks the first time that both Heihachi and Spawn have appeared in the same Soul Calibur II game. Sadly, I’m going to assume that the GameCube-exclusive character, Nintendo’s Link, won’t be appearing in Soul Calibur II HD Online.
Call it a hunch.
Does your soul still burn? Then I suggest watching this beautiful trailer for Namco Bandai’s Soul Calibur II HD Online, a PlayStation Network/Xbox Live Arcade remake of the arcade classic. As the title states, this version of Soul Calibur will include high definition graphics and online battles.
Scheduled for release this Fall, Soul Calibur II HD Online will include all of your favorite “Soul Warriors” and Heihachi Mishima, the Tekken character who crossed-over with the PS2 version of the game. That’s nice and all, but why isn’t Namco Bandai working on a Wii U release featuring Link?