Soul Calibur IV to Have Strippable Characters

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It seems one of the new additions to Soul Calibur IV will be the ability for characters to lose clothing (“armour”) as battle damage. The pictures and videos (below) seem unambiguous in showing a variety of characters, male and female, suffering clothing destruction to varying degrees.

Soul Calibur IV to Have Strippable Characters (Armour Battle Damage)

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An interesting feature, though one I’m sure Namco intend to carry off tastefully (ever notice how skirted female characters close their legs when KO’ed?). That said, some of the characters have little enough clothing to lose…

So will Vader and Yoda be strippable? What about Astaroth and Voldo? More importantly for players outside Japan, will this functionality be included in the international release? There is no evidence either way so far (assuming the screens come from the Japanese version), but the recent censorship of the NA character artwork is less than promising in this regard.

Video here (hard to make much out though), analysis here.


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    Comment by Kyo
    15:53 21/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hey, this is just like eroge Battle Raper 2...

    Comment by Kamenoshi
    03:50 15/09/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    SNK did this waaaay back in Art of Fighting, with one character! They added in another for AoF 2 and the first two King of Fighters.

    Comment by Watson Waterstone
    23:01 15/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ...Is Yoda in Soulcalibur IV? O_O

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    Comment by Anonymous
    22:01 14/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fighting Vipers on the Saturn anyone?

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    05:44 01/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If only they made a guro with it...

    *licks lips*

    Comment by FAIL
    07:58 28/07/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hmmm..... I smell an H-mod in the making... In b4 Vader and Yoda

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    Comment by KYPMbangi
    11:34 02/06/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Another thing to add. Instead of stripping, why didn't they think of adding real battle damage like bruises, bleeding and etc. Oh~ that would be awesome.

    Comment by Panther
    12:45 31/05/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Some guy who does know his stuff tested it out and informed us that it is theoretically, and most likely, difficult to actually do much armor-breaking stuff against a decent player in a tournament level match. Still, whether or not it will be included in the NTSC release is a good question which I doubt anyone raised so far.

    Not that I like the option, but it better be at least well thought out in advance and not something that is added just for a change from the previous in the series. Perhaps they were reminiscing about the first Soul Edge/Blade.

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    Comment by Artefact

    Thanks for the info - I assume this system is going to fit into the higher level play, as well as being there for people to try and knock Sophitia's skirt off, then.
    Personally, even though I am a great fan of SC, I get the feeling the series is starting to turn into a bit of a dog's dinner... their development resources might be better spent elsewhere. Vader in particular seems a cash in too far.

    Comment by Panther
    03:23 01/06/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not to worry, they ARE cutting their losses and pulling out, they said somewhere, I cannot confirm, that they are making this the last in the series. SC3 was a huge flop and I have no good expectations for SC4 after all these news out. I will play it for kicks maybe, if I ever get a next-gen console that is.

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    Comment by Artefact

    Perhaps they should just stick to remaking SC II... it worked for Capcom. Still, it is a shame to see the franchise disintegrate like this.

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    Comment by KYPMbangi
    11:31 02/06/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    You do know this feature stems from h-game d'you? Oh, and some modded version of old street fighter game comes with this feature.

    Comment by ron~
    09:59 02/06/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm going to buy japanese release for this game.. US version will have some of the clothing censored =\ (so far they added more clothing for ivy in the US ver)



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