It's one of those legendary fighting franchises that just won't go away. And as far as the fans are concerned, it shouldn't go away.
According to Ripten , Namco producer Katsuhiro Harada and the new SC franchise director Daishi Odashima have confirmed that a new Soul Calibur is indeed in the works. The image you see here came along with a Tweet from Odashima saying simply, "SC is back!" Harada followed a day later with the same update so we just have to assume it's true; besides, there's a link to a picture of Odashima hard at work…in his casual flowery shirt. They haven't provided us with any further details at this time, but don't forget that besides a PSP installment, the last entry came in 2008. Therefore, we're sort of assuming we're in line for Soul Calibur V , which could very well be a super huge title for 2011. SCIV was certainly a lot of fun and even though it isn't exactly authentic or as crazy challenging as something like Street Fighter IV , SC is still a blast. What began on the Dreamcast back in 1999 has become quite the battling phenomenon, so it makes perfect sense to release another title.
What with all these character crossovers, though, we'd love to see some inspired roster selections. How's about Nathan Drake? Come on, they can do heroes with guns… Or maybe Dante…or Ezio…or…Sackboy.