Soul Calibur Remake Or Collection In The Works, May Be Headed to Xbox Game Pass
A remake or collection for Bandai Namco’s Soul Calibur appears to be in development, and it may be headed to Microsoft’s premium subscription service, Xbox Game Pass.
Speaking during the latest episode of The XboxEra podcast, Shpeshal Nick mentioned hearing that the Original Soul Calibur is getting a remake or a collection featuring remasters of prior entries is in development. He added that it may also make its way to Xbox Game Pass at launch.
According to Nick, this could be what Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer was hinting at when speaking about an announcement in the same vein as Goldeye 007. He added that Soul Calibur 5 and Soul Calibur 6 are already available on Xbox, and, in the event that the new game is a collection, it would make sense for it to feature remasters of the first 4 titles. However, this was speculation on his part, and it may even be just the original Soul Calibur.
Soulcalibur is a weapon-based 3D fighting game developed by Project Soul and produced by Namco. Soul Edge, the first game in the Soulcalibur series, came out in December 1995. On July 30, 1998, it made its arcade debut using the Namco System 12 platform. In 1999, it was updated with new features and better graphics for the Dreamcast. The Dreamcast’s North American launch included the release of the North American version in September 1999 as a launch title. In addition to the sequel, Soulcalibur II, it was made a downloadable game on the Xbox 360’s Xbox Live Marketplace in July 2008 and is backward compatible with the Xbox One.
The Soul Edge, a legendary sword currently held by Nightmare, a warrior who kills countless people to appease the blade’s lust for blood, is the focus of the game’s story. Other warriors pursue Nightmare in an effort to either seize the weapon for themselves or to destroy it in order to stop his mass murder and break the weapon’s curse.