Hey, guys, Soul Calibur is coming to iOS. The original Soul Calibur, that is, and not one of the new-fangled ones.

Joystiq recently caught up with a Namco Bandai at an event and received this confirmation, as well as a release window of "soon." And, well, that's it.

Soul Calibur has seen two port jobs since its release in 1998. It'll be fun to see if this one will roll out with iOS-centric controls and functionality like the Street Fighter iOS games. They seem to hit register pretty well with that series' faithful and we all know how choosey they can (rightfully sometimes) be.

[via Joystiq]

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5FLRQI2X2LU3IHMCG7HEAEFD5I Cat Astrophy

    About time something came in to knock out that Soul Calibur knock-off that's been on the app store for years

    • http://twitter.com/thebenchwarmers BenchWarmers Clique

      what knock-off?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5FLRQI2X2LU3IHMCG7HEAEFD5I Cat Astrophy

         Blades of Fury

      • Anonymous

        It's a good knock-off but this will be great, if it pans out.

  • Anonymous

    Wonderful news!!!

  • http://twitter.com/At_God Austin O'Halloran

    YES!

  • http://twitter.com/DadouXIII Edouard Mobarak

    nh

  • http://twitter.com/back2this Sean Yuan

    Holy shit.

    @back2this:twitter 

  • http://twitter.com/Inaba_kun Phil Baxter

    I played this to death on my Dreamcast. Simply one of the best fighting games ever. Hopefully this will be a port of the DC version, not the arcade original. (which ran on modified Playstation 1 hardware)

  • Steven Gilpin

    Can't wait!!

  • Anonymous

    This game is useless on a virtua joystick anyway...They need to bring out some kind of gamepad that attaches to iphone...Maybe they will support iCade..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5FLRQI2X2LU3IHMCG7HEAEFD5I Cat Astrophy

       Blades of Fury plays not a ton unlike it and they would obviously dramatically simplify the commands and combos. Don't expect to be able to do what you did in SC1 combo-wise on iOS, regardless of control scheme.

    • http://twitter.com/21tigermike Michael A. Robson

      That would be an awesome idea, except SF4 has already obliterated that argument. Stop living in the past.

      • Anonymous

        SF4 plays like crap anyway...you have to tap to pull supers...please....nothing will beat real controls...

      • Anonymous

        Your crazy if youeven hope to think the virtual controls will be just as good as the dreamcast or any physical controls. Just being on an apple iphone doesn't make it better.

  • Industrial LEDS

    Looove this game.... I'm still waiting for the onlive service to roll out letting us actually PLAY games on the iPad and not just watch them....   Assasins Creed Brotherhood on my Ipad2!?!?   YEAH BABY!  YEAH!

  • 博文 侯

    why not sc2? sc1‘s image is too poor.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6K5MM7TCT7B42G2YF56OZOT4ZY Im not

      What are you talking about? The screenshot in this article is horribly distorted, resized, and full of JPG artifacts. Get yourself a Dreamcast (they sell for $20 used) and try out Soul Calibur. It'll look great even without the VGA box accessory.

  • http://twitter.com/Dekon7 Koenraad vanheusden

    They better bring out Tekken witch was announced almost 2 years ago.

    • http://twitter.com/Grxai Pawel Grx

      Was it announced? Or just mentioned that it 'might' come eventually?

  • Mohamed Al Arabi

    I'd enjoy the original arcade version because I'm old enough to have played it in college, but yeah please port the Dreamcast version.

  • http://twitter.com/Hhallgeir Hhallgeir

    Give me soule blade/soul edge