Soul Calibur V was almost Soul Edge 2

Monday, 16th May 2011 00:23 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Now that the cat’s officially out of the bag, Soul Calibur V director Daishi Odashima is even more willing to spill details on Twitter – including the also-ran title, Soul Edge 2.

“Actually, I asked the company if we can call the game ‘Soul Edge 2’ but they said ‘no’,” Odashima said of Soul Calibur 5.

Soul Edge – or Blade, in some territories – was the first entry in the series, before being retitled Soul Calibur with the second outing.

The Soul series is notorious for its ever more scantily-clad ladies, but Odashima said he’s not interested in an increasingly popular destructible clothing mechanic, agreeing that it “was a bit too much”.

The director also promised the game will make an appearance at E3 or the Tokyo Game Show – perhaps both.

Thanks, Siliconera.



  1. AHA-Lambda

    aww, the wave of nostalgia briefly washed over me for nothing =(

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Brenna Hillier

    I think you’ll feel it again when the game surfaces. You know Odashima started his career by being the world’s biggest Soul Edge fan and just powering through Namco on sheer love for the series, so if he’s set on making Soul Edge 2 you can bet that’s what SC5 will be.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. AHA-Lambda

    sweet thanks =D

    #3 4 years ago

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