I know there's a lot of love here on the boards for the Soul Edge/Blade/Calibur series, so I thought the official announcement of SC IV would draw some interest. Here's the video for those of you who haven't caught it yet:
At under a minute, it doesn't really show a lot. All it confirms is that the game will be on the PS3 and the 360, released sometime 2008 and Ivy, Mitsurugi and Nightmare all return. I'm not sure who will be wielding the Soul Edge, but judging by the following picture, I personally think it could be Raphael. The purple line through the centre of the Soul Edge is almost reminiscent of a rapier...
Raphael ending up in possession of the Edge (or should that be in the possession of
?) fits with the story from SCIII, too.
The Calibur, however, seems to now be in the hands of Siegfried, rather than Xianguah, as can be seen from this picture:
Again, this fits with the story from the previous game.
It's good to see that one of my favourite characters, Ivy, is returning, and also that Siegfried is heavily hinted at (by the Soul Calibur's form). Other returning characters I'd like to see include Killik, Tira and Cervantes. Anyway, I guess we'll just have to wait and see.