Soul Calibur II US - What's new?

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  1. Jesse Blacklow

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    I've already imported the X-Box version from Japan, and of course it was awesome. I'm pre-ordering the US version too, because Namco has said they're adding some features for the American release.

    The only additions I could find were Rock and Hwang (possibly to replace Beserker and Assassin, which is a half-ass "addition"). Anyone know of any others? Stages, Characters, Modes, technical stuff (i.e. the 4:3 720p wierdness)?
     
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    Supposedly Live support for new costumes and such
     
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    I know that America has 3 extra hidden characters, but I think that's about it.
     
  4. Eric Alderson

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    I heard playable LIZARDMAN!!!
     
  5. Jesse Blacklow

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    Kinda OT, but I got this in my e-mail yesterday:
     
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    I got that email too, Jesse, but I haven't been able to find any confirmation, including on Gamestop's website. It's great if it's true...
     
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    Has anyone ever ordered anything from Gamestop's website? I was thinking of pre-ordering SC2 (PS2) for the Art Book and bonus disc, but I'm concerned that the book may be damaged during transit, and the disc isn't available at the B&M locations (you get a lithograph in its place).
     
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    I've had good experience with the website; I got the e-mail because I'd preordered SC2 from it.
     
  10. Jesse Blacklow

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    So I sent an email that basically asked if they were yanking our chain (politely). Sadly, yes:
     
  11. Carlo Medina

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    I've been searching around the usual game sites (IGN, Gamespot, XBox.com, etc.) and I haven't been able to find out if this game will be enhanced for 16:9 TVs. Anyone know?

    Thanks!
     
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    Carlo: The 480p mode apparently runs in 16:9 mode, but 720p on my 16:9 display runs at 4:3. It's an unexplained issue--some vague comments may or may have not been made regarding the ability (or lack thereof) of the XBox to run @ 720p in 16:9 mode--and hasn't been addressed in regards to the US release. The GC and PS2 versions are, according to reports, running 480p in 16:9.
     
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    So, is there no hope that the XBox version will run in 16:9 mode with 720p?

    BTW,
    does anyone here plan on getting this game for multiple platforms? I'm really tempted, but "double dipping" on a game (especially one that's released at the same time) isn't something I'm keen on doing.
     
  14. Carlo Medina

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    Not a biggie for me since my TV doesn't handle 720p, only 1080i (and I'm not sure it downscales 720p to 1080i either).

    But cool news that the 480p signal will be 16:9 compatible! I had no problem with the way DOA3 looked on my HD set and that wasn't 720p. [​IMG]
     
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