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Soul Blade (1996)

Soru Ejji (original title)
Set in the 16th century, the game revolves around a pair of twin swords full of evil spirits and 8 people who seek them: Hwang - a Korean warrior who wants to use the swords to save his ... See full summary »


Teruaki Konishi, Kô Onda (co-director) (as Koh Onda)

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Cast overview:
Toshiyuki Morikawa ... Heishiro Mitsurugi (arcade) / Hwang Seong-gyeong (arcade) (voice)
Hekiru Shiina Hekiru Shiina ... Seong Mi-na (arcade) (voice)
Fujiko Takimoto Fujiko Takimoto ... Taki / Bangoo (voice)
Jin Yamanoi Jin Yamanoi ... Li Long / Hephaestus (voice)
Michiko Neya Michiko Neya ... Sophitia Alexandra / Chie (voice)
Nobuyuki Hiyama ... Siegfried Schtauffen (voice)
Takashi Nagasako Takashi Nagasako ... Nathaniel 'Rock' Adams / Cervantes de Leon / Seong Han-Myeong / Vercci (voice)
Barry Gjerde Barry Gjerde ... Cervantes de Leon / Narrator (voice)
Wataru Takagi ... Heishiro Mitsurugi (console) / Hwang Seong-gyeong (console) / Teppou Hei / Seong Dojo Member (voice)
Yûko Miyamura Yûko Miyamura ... Seong Mi-na (console) (voice) (as Yuko Miyamura)
Robert Belgrade Robert Belgrade ... Nathaniel 'Rock' Adams / Hephaestus (voice)
Eric Kelso ... Siegfried Schtauffen (voice) (as Elic Kelso)
Dean Harrington Dean Harrington ... Vercci (voice)
Lynn Harris ... Sophitia Alexandra (voice)
Kimberly Forsythe Kimberly Forsythe ... Bangoo (voice)


Set in the 16th century, the game revolves around a pair of twin swords full of evil spirits and 8 people who seek them: Hwang - a Korean warrior who wants to use the swords to save his country from invasion Rock - a "white giant" in America who thinks the swords will restore memories of his parents. Taki - a Japanese ninja who wants to destroy the swords because they are weakening her current weapon Sophitia - a Greek Valkyrie who is being sent by Hephaestus to destroy the swords. Mitsurugi - a samurai-assassin who wants to use the swords as a weapon to challenge guns Li Long - a Chinese loner who thinks the swords will bring his dead wife back Seigfried - a German knight who believes the wielder of the swords killed his father Seung Mina - a Korean tomboy who wants to prove her independence to her father Voldo - a mute Italian who is being sent after the swords by his master's ghost Cervantes - a Spanish pirate who is in possession of the swords Written by RJDL

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English | Japanese

Release Date:

16 May 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Soul Blade See more »

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Namco See more »
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Sophitia's normal 2P outfit is that of a guest character called Azora, who was scrapped. See more »


Seigfried: I never had such an easy victory.
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Alternate Versions

The original Japanese version of the opening sequence featured a shot of Sophitia swimming in a lake in the nude, only to jump up out of the water when she sees a giant statue raise from below. However, aside from slight visibility of her buttocks, there was no visible nudity as she covers her breasts as she rises from the water. The scene was re-rendered for the US release with her wearing a tight white one-piece bathing suit. See more »


Followed by Soulcalibur V (2012) See more »

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One of the best fighting-games for your Playstation
28 April 2001 | by action-6See all my reviews

First "Soul Edge" for the Playstation is called "Soul Blade". From the company that gave us the "Tekken-series" came "Soul Edge", a new fighter, which focused more on weapon-based fighting than any other game before it. The pace of the game is much faster than "Tekken", it has great playability and nice graphics. This game is very cheap nowadays, and if you own the trilogy of "Tekken", then this game will certainly please you. The sequel to "Soul Blade" is called "Soul Calibur", and is available for the Sega Dreamcast.


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