Wait, Namco Bandai wasn't done announcing PSP games. Just an hour
after their Tekken 6
announcement, the company also revealed a brand new Soulcalibur
game for the handheld. Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny
is a PSP-exclusive version of Soulcalibur IV
. Gone are the Star Wars bonus characters
, but in their stead will be at least one new character: Dampiere.Broken Destiny
will feature all the dressings of a console fighter, with arcade, versus and survival modes. New to the PSP version will be a new single-player mode meant for beginners struggling to learn the intricacies of the battle system. It will function, essentially, as an enhanced tutorial mode.
The PSP version will also feature new lighting effects that allow players to fight in stages at different times of day. Other gameplay components, such as the critical finish and armor destruction are also supposedly improved. Finally, Broken Destiny
will offer Ad-Hoc wireless play, although according to Gamespot
, Infrastructure might
be a possibility. Expect Soulcalibur
to hit your no-longer-defunct PSP this summer.