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Soulcalibur on the iPhone! Well, kind of…

Posted in Fighting Games, Game-related Events, Gaming, iGaming, Mobile Games, My Stuff, Soul Calibur on September 10, 2009 by thelonegamer

Another Tale of Souls and Swords..?

Man, Gameloft is on a roll lately. They brought the iPhone an RTS (Rise of Lost Empires), a pretty kick-ass FPS shooter (Modern Warfare: Sandstorm) and now, they’ve released a 3-D weapons fighter in the vein of Soul Calibur. It’s called Blades of Fury, just out today. Wait… did I say, ‘in the vein’? It’s more like this title got a transfusion from Namco’s classic blade-brawler. You’ve got a fantasy setting, and characters who resemble familiar fighters- there’s a dominatrix with a chain ala Ivy, a winged dragon guy kinda like Lizardman, a knight like Siegfried and even a Wolverine/Voldo knock-off. The game lets you play the usual Story Mode single player, or multiplayer in some capacity. 10 fighters are on offer, each with 20 attacks each… not bad.

The latest title from Gameloft is a cut above the rest.

The gameplay looks okay, for a mobile game, though perhaps it would be better to get this if you owned the more 3-D capable iPhone 3GS. In that case this may be worth plunking the $6.99. I may check it out later.

It makes me yearn for a martial arts brawler on the iPhone- maybe Namco-Bandai can push through with their supposed plans to bring Tekken to the appstore? Man, that would be cool.


Weekend Warrior

Posted in Game-related Events, Gaming, My Stuff, PSP, Soul Calibur, Soulcalibur IV on September 4, 2009 by thelonegamer

Whew! Another week in and out. But for some reason, there’s still four freakin’ weeks left to September… what the heck? Oh well. What can we do to make the wait lesser aside from just doing other stuff?

My agenda for the weekend will be to have my darn PSP fixed, so I can eventually get to play Soulcalibur Broken Destiny. All the reviews have been quite good, and I’m raring to get my mitts on it. Also gonna try and play some of my new acquisitions, including Batman: Arkham Asylum. Aside from all that, I should catch up on sleep and just chill out.

Enjoy the weekend, dudes. Next week’s another week, another step forward.

Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny 1Up Review

Posted in Fan Service, Fighting Games, Game-related Events, Gaming, My Stuff, PSP, Soul Calibur, Soulcalibur IV on September 2, 2009 by thelonegamer

The folks over at have given the down-sized Calibur their verdict. Quite a nice score, that. Check it out here.

Anyway, SCBD’s out already on sites like Play-Asia, at least in Japan and Asia, although I won’t be getting it right away thanks to my PSP being on the fritz at present. I’ll try to have it up and going over the weekend. The pocket slasher looks really slick though I have to say I am disappointed that you can’t customize the Regular Characters anymore (you can only edit colors), which I guess is the swap for the availability of P1 costume pieces into the Character Creation pieces… in this regard the console SCIV is still tops, though I really want to try out Dampierre’s crazy moves. Heheh… and what’s this about Zasalamel rambling about divorce and panty shots..?

Soulcalibur BD on Famitsu, PSP Woes

Posted in Fighting Games, Game-related Events, Gaming, My Stuff, PSP, Soul Calibur, Soulcalibur IV on August 24, 2009 by thelonegamer

Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny is on it’s way- at least for Japan. The pocket slasher gets unsheathed on August 27 for gamers in Nippon. The PSP translation got a decent score of 31/40 ( 7, 8, 8, 8 ) from Famitsu of Japan.

For gamers not in Japan, the english-translated version is set for a September release… which is all right for me since my PSP is busted at this time, and it will take a while for me to have the chance (and the spare bucks) to have it fixed. And I want it to be fixed with both SC and Tekken 6 coming to the portable in the very near future. Oh well.

1Up recently had SCBD on their Gaming Night feature, and while the participating hosts testing out the game could have been a lot more… articulate… it showed off quite a bit of the game, including neat stuff like Dampierre’s ridiculously hilarious Critical Finish. Check it out if you haven’t already.

New Soulcalibur Broken Destiny Screens

Posted in Fighting Games, Game-related Events, Gaming, PSP, Soul Calibur, Soulcalibur IV on August 14, 2009 by thelonegamer

Dampierre tries to sob-story his way past a fight.

Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny on the PSP is inching closer and closer, and so far it’s looking quite smashing (or is that slashing?). The Magic Box just posted a bunch of new screenshots, most of them showing off the dapper Dampierre and the ubiquitous Kratos in action. Also, take a gander at Damp’s slick alternate outfit! Check out all the slick new screens here.

What can I say? This game looks to be a must-have, even if you have SCIV on your big main console at home. Having the Calibur Gang in your pocket wherever you go is just freakin’ awesome (and they’ll be joined by the Tekken Crew later this year). Hold onto those portables, everyone.

Soulcalibur Broken Destiny Preview at Gamespot

Posted in Fighting Games, Game-related Events, Gaming, PSP, Soul Calibur, Soulcalibur IV with tags , , , , , , on July 21, 2009 by thelonegamer

Gamespot just posted a pretty awesome and meaty video preview of the upcoming PSP fighter, Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny. It shows off some bits of the CG intro, showing the fighters mugging it for the camera. New fighter Dampierre is seen in action quite a bit, and the preview runs through the available modes quite nicely, with emphasis on the new Gauntlet Mode and a brief but nice look at the enhanced Character Creation mode. All in all, great stuff and it should whet appetites like blades on a whetstone for this PSP hack-and-slash pseudo sequel. Check out Gamespot’s Preview here.

Nicely enough, like SCIV, Broken Destiny looks to have english voice and text support right away, so it should be pretty accessible to anyone wanting to import right away. Man, this game looks great. It’s out in late August or early September.

Soulcalibur Broken Destiny: Kratos Gameplay

Posted in Fighting Games, Game-related Events, Gaming, PSP, Soul Calibur, Soulcalibur IV on July 19, 2009 by thelonegamer

Here’s a cool clip of some Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny gameplay featuring guest character Kratos. The god of war slashes it up in two fights, one with Talim and the other with Kilik, two recently-announced returning fighters in the PSP game. The clip also includes a look at Kratos’ Critical Finish, which isn’t as gory as the stuff he does in God of War III, but is still pretty cool.

Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny for the PSP is due out this coming August 27.