IGN got to play as Yoda in the upcoming Soul Calibur IV then write about it on the internet. Apparently there's a special Imperial shuttle bay stage for the little green man, and you'll be able to play as him from the off: the character's not locked at all.
Video after the break. Apparently the site's going to have impressions of Darth Vader in the game later his week. Can't wait. Soul Calibur IV's out on August 1 for 360 and PS3.