The Legend will never die! Oh wait… It looks like the two SoulCalibur and SoulCalibur 2 HD were pulled from the Microsoft Store over the weekend, with no official word from publisher Bandai Namco at the time of writing.
In a tweet from Jon CartwrightLater confirmed by VG247, it looks like the games have both been removed from the digital storefront, meaning if you haven’t purchased them before, you can’t buy them and add them to your account now.
Given that both games were playable on Xbox One (and, by extension, Xbox Series X/S), it’s odd that the games were removed.
We recently saw Sega announce plans to scrap all of their classic Sonic games before Sonic Origins launches on June 23. Could Bandai Namco be planning some sort of classic Soul Calibur collection soon, causing the games to be scrapped? That remains to be seen.
If you want to get your hands on Soul Calibur 2 HD Online – maybe you want some achievements or some good multiplayer action – you can still buy digital codes from GAME that allow you to download the game to your account. It’s not as simple as going through the Microsoft Store, but if you’re in the UK, at least it’s something.
The game originally launched in the fall of 2013 and the Project Soul developed title featured online multiplayer support and updated graphics. It launched via PSN and XBL, giving gamers who may never have had the chance to play the classic fighter the chance to take their Astaroths and Kiliks online to get boinked by spammy Knightmare players.
Since it’s pretty hard to get older versions of Soul Calibur games running on modern tech (we probably don’t see any ports or remasters because of character licensing), you should stick with the games the most recent. Which are not quite the same, if you allow me to say so. Still, at least Soul Calibur 4 got those crazy Star Wars characters for some reason. That’s how you make cameos, Lucas.