North American box art.
|Released||NA November 20, 2007|
JP December 13, 2007
EU December 13, 2007
|Media||Wii Optical Disc|
|Input methods||Wii Remote|
Soulcalibur Legends (ソウルキャリバー レジェンズ Sourukyaribā Rejenzu?) is an adventure game for the Wii. It is a spin-off of the Soul series. The game features competitive and cooperative multiplayer modes in addition to the single player story mode.
The story is a non canon spin off based around Siegfried Schtauffen's transformation into Nightmare. Seven playable characters are in the game. Nightmare and Cervantes make an appearance in the game but only as bosses. Assassin, Berserker and Lizardmen from Soulcalibur II also appear in the game as common enemies.
- Astaroth (under the name Astaroth α)
- Isabella "Ivy" Valentine
- Lloyd Irving (guest character)
- Heishiro Mitsurugi
- Siegfried Schtauffen
- Sophitia Alexandra
- Ammon (An Egyptian mummy boss)
- Assassin (Common enemy)
- Barbaros (Usurper Sultan of the Ottoman Empire)
- Berserker (common enemy)
- Fafnir (A great dragon boss, like the dragon of Norse legends.)
- Geki (A Fu-Ma ninja after Taki, who is transformed by Soul Edge's power into an oni-like monster.)
- Maki (A female Fu-Ma ninja that is Geki's partner, also mutated by Soul Edge's power.)
- Iska (A refugee Hungarian prince who is the court jester for the Masked Emperor. Later revealed to be the true main villain.)
- Lizardmen (Common enemy)
- Masked Emperor (a female creation made by Iska to trick Siegfried into giving up Soul Edge)
- Nightmare (Siegfried's demonic alter-ego, that appears after he succumbs to Soul Edge's power)
Soulcalibur Legends takes place between Soul Edge and Soulcalibur. The game begins as Siegfried finds Soul Edge on a ship. He battles Cervantes on the deck of the ship. Later, Siegfried is tasked by the Masked Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire to find the remaining pieces of Soul Edge in order to use it to win the war against Barbaros of the Ottoman Empire. *Though it should be noted that the story is non canon*
Reviews for Soulcalibur Legends have been mainly mixed. Most at the fair/passing scores, scoring far lower than previous installments.
- Nintendo Power -- 6.5/10
- 1UP.com -- 6.8/10
- IGN -- 6.0/10
- GameTrailers -- 6.3/10
- Famitsu -- 7/7/7/6
- GameSpot -- 3.5/10
- Electronic Gaming Monthly-- 6.0/7.0/4.5
- Game Informer -- 4/10
- Edge -- 2/10
- X-Play --2/5
- Interestingly, the designs of some characters are similar to those seen in Soul Calibur III, despite the game taking place long before it.
- The Skeleton enemies are found to use Xianghua's moves and neutral stance.
- The introduction level (where Siegfried finds SoulEdge) is inaccurate; Cervantes was already "dead", was holding SoulEdge at the time, and SoulEdge was the form of one of Cervantes's swords at the time. Also, Siegfried looked a lot different back then.
- The Story is believed to have taken place between Soul Blade and Soul Calibur, due to the fact that Siegfried's English voice resembles that of Siegfried in Soul Blade, and that he does not possess the scar that debuted in Soulcalibur. As well as in the game he reveals in the stage where the player fights Fafnir alone, prior to about to fight Fafnir, that he doesn't know who it was that murdered his father.
- In the Mansion in Legends, the spike traps' blades are composed of Glam, Faust, and other swords Siegfried has had in the past.
- This game is the first Soulcalibur game to feature Jin Urayama, Roger Craig Smith, Chie Nakamura and others as voices. Oddly, as compared to IV, Urayama voiced to a different tone.
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