SoulCalibur’s classic game is rumored to be remastered

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Remasters are all the rage these days, so what could be next? Well, the latest rumor doing the rounds suggests that Bandai Namco could be working on a Soul Calibur collection.

This information comes from journalist Nick “Shpeshal_Nick” Baker in the latest Xbox Era podcast. Baker notes how his source hasn’t really clarified whether it’s a remaster of the first game in the long-running fighting series or an entire collection of the previous entries:

“We all love remasters right, everyone loves a good remaster…so that’s what I’ve heard Namco might be looking at… (unclear) if we’re just getting the original SoulCalibur remastered or if they’re doing a remastered collection of games …”

If it was a compilation, it would probably include SoulCalibur II – originally released on the GameCube and several other platforms in 2003 (and featuring the GameCube-exclusive fighter Link from Zelda). While only an Xbox release was referenced when this rumor was discussed, Bandai Namco tends to port its fighting games to as many platforms as possible these days.

Interestingly, this rumor follows Bandai Namco rebranding SoulCalibur last October. While rebranding doesn’t often reveal much, a handful of Bandai Namco remasters have been revealed this way in recent times.

This includes the Klonoa and Pac-Man remasters, and most recently GameCube exclusive Baten Kaitos, which got its trademark renewed in May 2021 and is now getting a remaster of the first two games later this year.

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