A tale of swords and destinies, Soul Calibur has become a legendary series featuring some of the greatest fighting game advancements ever; and within those achievements are musical compositions that deserve vast amounts of recognition. Today we visit the stage of history and the world of Soul Calibur as we uncover some of the finer details about the lore, characters, gameplay mechanics, and of course the music. Join Mike and Justin as they try to define what makes Japanese harps “buttery”, struggle with pronunciation of Seung Mi-Na’s name, and of course, get bossed around by special celebrity call-in, Ivy Valentine! Welcome to your ultimate Soul Calibur playlist!
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Intro: Soul Edge (Soul Blade) – (PS1 1997, Arcade, 1996), “The Edge of Soul (Intro Theme)” – Takanori Otsuka, Hiroyuki Kawada, Masahiro Fukuzawa, Hiroto Sasaki, Takayuki Ishikawa, Akihiko Ishikawa
1 – Soul Edge (Soul Blade) – (PS1 1997, Arcade, 1996), “Kkaduri (Sueng Mina’s theme)” – Takanori Otsuka, Hiroyuki Kawada, Masahiro Fukuzawa, Hiroto Sasaki, Takayuki Ishikawa, Akihiko Ishikawa
2 – Soul Calibur – (DC, 1999, Arcade, 1998), “The New Legends: Proving Ground (Kilik & Edge Master)” – Akitaka Toyama, Junichi Nakatsuru, Yoshihito Yano, Hideki Tobeta
3 – Soul Calibur – (DC,1999 Arcade, 1998), “Unblessed Soul (Ivy’s Theme)” – Akitaka Toyama, Junichi Nakatsuru, Yoshihito Yano, Hideki Tobeta
4 – Soul Calibur II – (GCN, PS2, XBOX, 2003 Arcade, 2002) “Unwavering Resolve (Cassandra’s Theme)” – Junichi Nakatsuru
5 – Soul Calibur: Legends – (Wii, 2007) “Barbaros” – Basiscape Co. Ltd. (Masaharu Iwata, Mitsuhiro Kaneda, Kimihiro Abe, Noriyuki Kamikura)
6 – Soul Calibur III – (PS2, Arcade, 2005), “No Regrets (Cervantes Theme)” – Junichi Nakatsuru (only person listed as “Music by”)
7 – Patreon Pick: Soul Calibur IV – (XBOX 360, PS3, 2008) “Thanatos” – Junichi Nakatsuru, Keiki Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Fujita
8 – Soul Calibur IV – (PS3, XBOX 360, 2008), “Gigantesque (Amy’s Theme)” – Junichi Nakatsuru, Keiki Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Fujita
9 – Soul Calibur V – (XBOX 360, PS3, 2012) “Sword of Resolution (Patroklos’ Theme)” – Andrew Aversa, Cris Velasco, Hiroki Kikuta, Inon Zur, Junichi Nakatsuru, Tomoki Miyoshi
10 – Soul Calibur VI – (PS4, XBone, Windows, 2018) “Who Dare to Tread” – Junichi Nakatsuru