Gaming Follow Friday - Soul Calibur V
- Project Soul
- Namco Bandai
Fridays mean the end of the week, the start of the weekend, and a good time to add a little spice and fun into your existence that you didn't think about including before today. To this end Made2Game offers an exciting, fresh Follow Friday every week! Previous entries have concerned themselves with Indie Game Superstars, Video Game Composers, and the upcoming RPG from EA and Big Huge Games, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. They're really good, and full of super interesting people. This week we cast our attention towards Bandai Namco's upcoming scrapper sequel Soul Calibur V.
It's hard to explain, but this sure feels like a long time coming. Well actually, it's not so hard to explain, I've been waiting for a successor to Soul Calibur II's crown for almost nine years. Nine years! It's not like Soul Calibur has been bad since then but entries three and four took the series into heavy, turgid territory. One might even describe it as 'lumpestuous', if one was a slighty camp, Australian dance judge. Not that I watch Strictly Come Dancing and would remember that said insult was shot at Dan Lobb for his rather plodding Salsa in week two of the 2011 series by the discerning dance critic Craig Revel Horwood. No sir, of course I don't. I'm a gruff and incredibly manly videogame journistic type. Grr. Look at my tache (I don't have a tache).
Yes! Soul Calibur! It's been a long time coming and it's actually almost here - can you taste it? It tastes of jelly babies - so to celebrate Made2Game has rounded up the biggest and best Twitter accounts in the known Twitter-verse surrounding Namco-Bandai's long documented tale of souls and swords, which some might even say it's been eternally re-told, so get ready for Soul Calibur's incredible return to form by getting your follow on!
Soul Calibur 5 - @SCalibur5
Location: The Stage Of History
Bio: "Soul Calibur 5 Project Soul Namco Bandai Games Director Daishi Odashima Soul series PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Release date March 2012 Genre Fighting Blu-ray Disc."
Namco Bandai - @namcobandai
Bio: "Get your news update on Namco Bandai Games here at Twitter!"
MAD CATZ - @MadCatzInc
Location: San Diego, California
Bio: "Mad Catz is a global leader in providing innovative peripherals for the interactive entertainment industry."
NAMCO BANDAI GAMES - @Filthierich
Location: Rich Bantegui Community Mngr.
Bio: "Namco Bandai Games Community Manager, TEKKEN PROJECT TEAM Member , Super-Hero, talking about ALL things NAMCO BANDAI GAMES + random stuff."
Mark Julio - @MarkMan23
Location: San Diego, CA
Bio: "Community & Sponsorship Manager at @MadCatzInc. Love the FGC. Leader of the TEKKEN scene. Defender of Arcade Sticks."
Shoryuken.com - @Shoryukendotcom
Bio: "Shoryuken.com , the home of competitive fighting."
Bradley Jolly - @DYoshii
Location: Box Hill, Victoria AUS
Bio: "Presenter on Australian gaming television show Level 3. Fighting game player/commentator. Soul Calibur/King of Fighters/Gundam enthusiast. Erryday I'm Shoryuken"
Hollie Bennett - @HollieB
Location: England, UK. Not USA.
Bio: "UK Community Manager for Namco Bandai Games or more formally known as the Consumer and Community PR Executive. Previously European CM of Destructoid.com"
NIGHTMARE - @NiGHTMARE_NvC
Bio: "YOUR DESTRUCTION WILL BE SWIFT. BUT SERIOUSLY I'M TRYING TO CHANGE FOR THE BETTER, I JUST REALLY NEED THE SOUL CALIBUR. ALSO: YOUR DESTRUCTION WILL BE SWIFT."
Ivy Valentine - @CursedIvy
Location: England, or Traveling
Bio: "I am Isabella Valentine, a noble from England. I am condemned by the taint and legacy of the cursed sword known as Soul Edge. You do not wish to obstruct me."
Maxi - @SC_Maxi
Location: Shuri, Ryuku Kingdom
Bio: "Hah, step up if you want your ass kicked. Known as best fighter in town, mess with me, you'll be in pieces. Maxi is the name."
Mitsurugi Heishiro - @BelialRus
Tira Misguided Angel - @Tira_SC
Bio: "Hello. My name is Tira. My personality is nearly as ruthless and sadistic as I master, having no qualms with claiming the lives of my victims."
Pyrrha Alexandra Bot - @PyrrhaAlexandra
Location: Athens, Ottoman Empire
Bio: "I'm Pyrrha Alexandra, Daughter of Sophitia who use the Omega Sword and as older sister from Patroklos Alexandra. I'm who fight the destiny..."
Ezio Auditore - @ACR_Ezio
Bio: "I Am Ezio Auditore Da Firenze, And I am an Assassin of the Assassin's Creed. #Winning"
Daishi Odashima - @Daishi_CALIBUR
Bio: "Project SOUL team member. Began as SCI player. Joined SC team from III. Game designer of IV/BD. Current game director. Has final say in the team."
Katsuhiro Harada - @Harada_TEKKEN
Location: 港区, 東京都 JP
Bio: "Game Director/Chief Producer of the Fighting games, I've worked on Tekken for the past 17 years. Currently the leader of the Tekken Project. Let's go drinking"
Made2Game - @Made_2_Game
Bio: "The home of videogames opinion "
Words by James Bowden (Twitter: @Dalagonash)
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