Sega Dreamcast SoulCalibur SKUSDC3


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Sega Dreamcast SoulCalibur SKUSDC3

Sega Dreamcast SoulCalibur SKUSDC3 is a weapon-based 3D fighting game developed by Project Soul and produced by Namco. It is the second game in the Soul series, preceded by Soul Edge (1996). The Dreamcast port of Soulcalibur was released in Japan on August 5, 1999; and in North America as a launch title, on September 9, 1999.

Developed closely with Namco’s Tekken development team, it is one of few home console ports that outdid their arcade parent graphics-wise. The title brought many innovations to the fighting game genre that include a heavy emphasis on weapons and a unique eight-way movement system. Soulcalibur is widely regarded as one of the best Dreamcast titles and is one of the most critically acclaimed fighting games of all time.

 The North American Dreamcast version of the game removes one of Voldo’s suggestive codpieces featuring a bull. However, the codpiece is present in the European and Japanese versions, as well as the North American Xbox 360 version. The European Dreamcast version was distributed and advertised by Sega Europe.

The Dreamcast version of Soulcalibur is one of the first examples of a home conversion of a game being graphically superior to its original arcade counterpart. Among the differences were the improved graphics (including the addition of 3D backgrounds), tweaked gameplay, new game modes, new costumes, and the inclusion of an extra character, Cervantes de Leon. The Dreamcast version features new modes such as the Team Battle, Survival and the Training Mode. In Missions Mode the player completes various missions to attain points, which can be used to buy various art and costumes. Another feature added is the artwork section, containing official artwork, fanart and high-res pictures. Also unlockable are a “liquid metal” version of the characters’ costume and a “Battle Theater” mode, plus a way to modify the opening introduction theme by changing the characters appearing in it, and an “Exhibition Mode” displaying characters performing their katas (in Mission Mode it is possible to add more characters to the “Exhibition Mode”, such as Taki and Seung Mina).

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Weight 0.1 kg


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