Publisher Namco Bandai Games confirmed that their weapon-based fighter has gone gold. It’s currently set for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, with North America getting the advantage of releasing before the rest of the world. Japan will get it about a day later on Feb. 2 with Europe following it on Feb. 3.
Both the regular edition and collectors edition will be offered. The latter features a hardcover art book, CD soundtrack, a making-of DVD and a downloadable add-on armor for the character creation mode.
Here are all the stores offering preorder bonuses:
· GameStop® and EB Games™ Canada
o Exclusively at GameStop and EB Games Canada, pre-order any version of SOULCALIBUR V now to receive a free
Ivy Valentine Bobble Budd™ figure – while supplies last*.
· Best Buy®
o Exclusively at Best Buy U.S. and Canada locations, pre-order any copy of SOULCALIBUR V to receive a free
exclusive character download code to play as Dampierre – while supplies last*.
o Select 24 hour Walmart U.S. locations willhold a special “Fastest Way to Play” event and midnight launch
for SOULCALIBUR V. Fans purchasing the game at any 24 hour Walmart U.S. location will also receive an
exclusive limited edition laser art-cell while supplies last.
· Future Shop®
o Exclusively at Future Shop locations across Canada pre-order any version of SOULCALIBUR V now to receive
an exclusive limited edition laser art-cell while supplies last.
For more footage of Soulcalibur V before it comes out, Namco Bandai will be at Southtown Arcade in San Francisco this Sunday to demonstrate the game, as well as to host a special tournament. It will be streamed by a fighting game stream site called iPlayWinner. Check here for more info. Also Soulcalibur V is confirmed as one of the five games for the Evolution Fighting Game tournament on July 6-7 at Caesar’s Palace Las Vegas.