It's time for one of 2012's most entertaining fighting experiences to go digital.

Namco Bandai Games America Inc. has announced that Soul Calibur V will be available for download via the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Games on Demand service on April 23. Featuring the gorgeous graphics and groundbreaking features fans came to love last year, this should be a popular item.

As the press release says, the latest Soul Calibur entry offers "the best in control, movement, and visual effects," which allows players to pull off awesome dynamic attacks with ease. The roster consists of over two dozen great characters, including the master assassin from Ubisoft's blockbuster Assassin's Creed franchise, Ezio Auditore. You also have the option of creating your own fighter, which is always a big plus for hardcore fans of the series. Lastly, you can jump online and challenge the best of the best, if you're so inclined.

Story-wise, SCV picks up 17 years after the events of Soul Calibur IV , as the tale of Patroklos, son of Sophitia, unfolds. But then again, nobody plays these games for the story, so who really cares? What the fans enjoy is a "refined battle system" and some of the most satisfying combat available.

Related Game(s): Soul Calibur V