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E3 09 On the Show Floor: Soulcalibur Broken Destiny

Chris Morell's Avatar Posted by on Jun 10, 2009 // Senior Social Media Specialist

Well, technically it was behind closed doors on the show floor (PSB = VIP!). Technicalities aside, we were lucky enough to get some private time with Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny Director Noriyuki Hiyama to talk about the first PSP version of Soulcalibur. And perfect timing it was, considering Kratos was announced as a playable character at E3. So here, Mr. Hiyama goes in depth on Kratos, including some background on the God of War star’s inclusion as well as details regarding his brutal fighting style.

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+ ManaKnight on June 10th, 2009 at 2:36 pm said:

Awesome. :D I’m really excited to finally play SC on my PSP.


+ joseph2411 on June 10th, 2009 at 2:36 pm said:

This game will be great. Looking forward to use Kratos, sure he is going to have brutal combos. It’s gonna be awesome.


+ gold5225 on June 10th, 2009 at 2:40 pm said:

Im going to buy this when I buy the PSP GO! I only wish it was coming out sooner.


+ BlooodyCow on June 10th, 2009 at 2:47 pm said:

Kratos made this game a must buy. It will be funny when Kratos beat a Female character and have a s3x mini-game when them :)


+ SlashZaku on June 10th, 2009 at 2:47 pm said:

No info on PS3-PSP connectivity/compatibility? Would really love to see that.


+ KazeEternal on June 10th, 2009 at 3:04 pm said:


Will we have infrastructure support?

If no infrastructure Ad-hoc Party support for PS3?

PSP Connect (Dual Shock 3) support via SC4 patch (trophies wouldn’t hurt either)?

Can we expect you guys to try (keyword here) to get Kratos in future SC releases on PlayStation products?

Are there more new characters other than Danpierre I’m not at all excited about this character?

Will this be a DLC title in addition to UMD?

What was your first fighting game?

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    + Chris Morell on June 10th, 2009 at 3:08 pm said:

    Thanks for the Qs. Next time we see SC, we\’ll get some answers.


+ NJz-Greatest-420 on June 10th, 2009 at 3:12 pm said:



+ gta_4 on June 10th, 2009 at 3:44 pm said:

errr ummm errr


+ Destroyx on June 10th, 2009 at 3:47 pm said:

I think Raiden would have been a better choice (especially this the developer ties in psp games with SC making sense (for some reason)) then kratos. from a conceptual artist point of view, kratos isn’t anything special looking. Raiden on the other hand would have worked.


+ TheGuardianFID on June 10th, 2009 at 4:04 pm said:



+ TheGuardianFID on June 10th, 2009 at 4:08 pm said:

Stupid caps lock, THERE WILL BE CHAOS!!! >:( Ahem, sorry!!! :P :D


+ Metellica505 on June 10th, 2009 at 4:18 pm said:



+ Destiny89 on June 10th, 2009 at 4:18 pm said:

very nice


+ jazzyrider on June 10th, 2009 at 4:21 pm said:

Soul Caliber on PSP + Kratos from GoW in SC?! Very nice – can’t wait!

BTW, when is this coming out? I’m hoping this year around the holidays!


+ lx-Red-xl on June 10th, 2009 at 4:24 pm said:

LoL @ panasonic tv in the background
wheres that bravia!


+ whiskey_14 on June 10th, 2009 at 4:26 pm said:

cool, now can you bring Ad-Hoc Party to the rest of the world.


+ Thrasher20 on June 10th, 2009 at 4:30 pm said:

It’s awesome how Kratos is the special guest :).

Oh yeah Chris, good to see you are showing yourself a lot more often nowadays!


+ jayyy91 on June 10th, 2009 at 4:30 pm said:

Hey Jeff,

You should do an interview with Kazunori Yamauchis’ translator. I wanna know what he was *really* writing on that notepad lol


+ Insyt on June 10th, 2009 at 4:35 pm said:

DamPierre and Kratos are better additions to soul cal than vader and yoda…i might be pickin this 1 up, tekken 6 too, i played the hell outta tekken 5 DR…


+ synchronizerman on June 10th, 2009 at 4:50 pm said:

Looks interesting. I was just wondering about the PSN store update or the week; Is it possible that you finally re-release Klonoa: Door to Phantomile tomorrow? None of the original copies on ebay or amazon are trustworthy for me. Scratches on disc, missing inserts, etc. I can’t find a good copy as of now, and I really would love to play the original. Please re-release Klonoa tomorrow. Thank you for your time and understanding.


+ NewYork214 on June 10th, 2009 at 4:50 pm said:

wooo kratos. buyin no matter what now. was just gonna rent but that made me decide to buy it.


+ Heavenly_king on June 10th, 2009 at 5:11 pm said:

Kratos HELL YEAH!!! First day buy for me :D


+ Jenovah on June 10th, 2009 at 5:50 pm said:

The addition of Kratos makes this a MUST BUY for me :)


+ QCVic on June 10th, 2009 at 6:08 pm said:

SC on PSP+Kratos= YESSSS!!

Another great game to play while I’m on vacation!


+ ehdeepblue on June 10th, 2009 at 6:43 pm said:

Kratos> >>>>>Star Wars(WTF)


+ NEJI64 on June 10th, 2009 at 6:45 pm said:

Kratos the man all but screw him. i would rather see my girl NARIKO kicking butt. that Heavenly Sword needs to be showcased. Sony we need another Heavenly Sword 2.

Heavenly Sword 2 keeping the hope alive


+ kayreiko on June 10th, 2009 at 6:49 pm said:

Can you please relay to that translator to cut out the “uhhs..” and “umms..” in his sentences please. I counted between 56-60 unnecessary “uhhs..” and “umms..”

Translating isn’t rocket science. Thanks.


+ spunnups on June 10th, 2009 at 7:11 pm said:

After what they did with Vader and Yoda as DLC they can go screw


+ Vengeful-Chaos on June 10th, 2009 at 8:15 pm said:

Where’s Nariko? I am glad we got kratos but Nariko would have been a great match in addition to Kratos.


+ lepolohuevo on June 10th, 2009 at 8:21 pm said:

Wow, it’s been a long time since a game has been worthy enough to go into my UMD drive!


+ traininvain90 on June 10th, 2009 at 8:46 pm said:

great to see you again Chris ;]


+ KileyJ on June 10th, 2009 at 8:48 pm said:

This game looks amazing!!Plus it helps that the Dark Knight is my favorite movie lol. I


+ BPatches701 on June 10th, 2009 at 9:09 pm said:

We need cross-game voice chat for PS3


+ Jetup on June 11th, 2009 at 1:57 am said:

Ummm..this game…ummm…looks…ummm…good…ummm…and…ummm..ya


+ Hidstar on June 11th, 2009 at 4:28 am said:

#33 Is right.


+ alaM0000 on June 11th, 2009 at 4:52 am said:

sweet!!! =P


+ kmkaizen on June 11th, 2009 at 8:20 am said:

why don’t they do this with Soul Calibur IV in first place Kratos i know star wars is very popular but star wars characters don’t feel right in soul calibur can you ask they that about please


+ KoruptDawg on June 11th, 2009 at 12:19 pm said:

Yea, I asked this question last time and never got an answer. Will there be any compatibility with the PS3 version? Will there be any more Updates/Patches/DLC for SCIV? Great ideas to drop on them: SCIV Trophies, DLC from Broken Destiny eg. Kratos. Yea a lot of people wanted Kratos, but for the PS3! Now if people want Kratos they have to get the PSP version. Also more clothing options from either SCBD or SCIII. If you could drop those ideas on them next time you get the chance that would be GREAT! Thanks in advance. And if not, at least answer me.


+ KoruptDawg on June 11th, 2009 at 12:21 pm said:

Did not mean to come across rude in my last post. I just want an answer.


+ Zoddan269 on June 11th, 2009 at 3:19 pm said:

Kratos on Soul calibur now we are talking new reasons to buy the s.c. game again this game needs a good kick in the ass other than more Pretty colors! new realms would be nice like in the dreamcast version come on guys its 2009 lets go wild not just stay the same with more fluff


+ Seritei-13 on June 12th, 2009 at 10:40 am said:

i cannot wait for this game to come out im a huge fan of both gow and sc and this is right up my alley


+ crazeehOt on June 14th, 2009 at 10:09 pm said:

as soon as i saw kratos all i could say is finally i was waiting for him to be in soul calibur i thought he was goin to b in part 4 but guesss not but now hes in this soul calibur on the psp thats goin to b cool especially wit his crazy combos but ya dont stress this make it good and decent lookin forward to buying a psp now jus for this

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