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Chairhome
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(10-07-2017, 12:59 AM)
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From this week's podcast: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1443893
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8-4, Ltd (localization company, best japanese games podcast**) interviewed Nao Higo and Jason Shroeder, who currently work for Ubisoft. Nao Higo was the Localization Producer for Namco, and they mentioned this at about 1h25m
Paraphrasing

*talking about guests on Soul Calibur*
Nao: Link was the Gamecube one, Spawn was Xbox... and Heihachi was for the PS2. that was the exclusive, cause the deal fell through on that one, it was supposed to be someone else.
I think its been long enough.... apparently they were working out a deal with Cloud. It would have been incredible. at the last minute it got canned.

Not a megaton, but a cool piece of trivia.

Replace with Heihachi if old.

**best podcast about japan, games and japanese games. :-p
KZXcellent
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(10-07-2017, 01:01 AM)
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That would have been AMAZING. Damn.
entremet
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(10-07-2017, 01:02 AM)
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Would’ve been way better than boring ass Heihachi.
Ninja Kn1ght
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(10-07-2017, 01:02 AM)
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That would have been so awesome.
NinjaCoachZ
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(10-07-2017, 01:03 AM)
That makes a lot of sense actually. I always thought Heihachi was cool but it always stuck out he was the only one that wasn't an outside license.
Platy
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(10-07-2017, 01:03 AM)
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Considering that PS2 heihachi was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more boring than Spawn and Link, it would have helped insanely
Transistor
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(10-07-2017, 01:04 AM)
Fuck that would have been so good. I'd have bought the PS2 version instead of the GameCube one for that

Always wondered why it wasn't Master Chief for Xbox
Lunafreya Nox Fleuret
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(10-07-2017, 01:05 AM)
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Where the hell is SC VI at?
FyreWulff
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(10-07-2017, 01:06 AM)

Originally Posted by Transistor

Fuck that would have been so good. I'd have bought the PS2 version instead of the GameCube one for that

Always wondered why it wasn't Master Chief for Xbox

They already had Spartan Nicole in Dead or Alive, and Bungie wasn't keen on the idea of just handing out actual characters for licensing. Or at least that's the impression they gave.
Chairhome
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(10-07-2017, 02:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by Platy

Considering that PS2 heihachi was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more boring than Spawn and Link, it would have helped insanely

Makes sense now that he was a quick port with little work done, cause they were probably working on Cloud?
Kyoufu
(10-07-2017, 02:10 AM)
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Damn... Cloud would have made SC2 even better than it was.

It's not too late, Namco. Make SC6!
Piers
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(10-07-2017, 02:11 AM)
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I do wonder how similarly he would of played to Nightmare, mind you.
z0m3le
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(10-07-2017, 02:17 AM)
What? Not Crash?
FeenixRising
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(10-07-2017, 02:19 AM)
I was one of the three people in the world who bought SC2 because of Heihachi.

Pretty sure the other two people work at Namco.
Neuromancer
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(10-07-2017, 02:20 AM)
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I still would have bought the GC version. Link is inarguably the best guest character the series has ever seen.
Slate Soda
(10-07-2017, 02:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by FyreWulff

They already had Spartan Nicole in Dead or Alive, and Bungie wasn't keen on the idea of just handing out actual characters for licensing. Or at least that's the impression they gave.

DoA4 with Nicole released years after Soul Calibur 2
WrenchNinja
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(10-07-2017, 02:21 AM)
Did Heihachi even have a weapon in SC2?
CelestialWolfZX
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(10-07-2017, 02:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by z0m3le

What? Not Crash?

If there was any PS1 era character that should have made it in, it has to be this guy right here.



Cloud would have been fun as well though.
sixteen-bit
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(10-07-2017, 02:23 AM)
Cloud?

That woulda been sweet!
Spring-Loaded
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(10-07-2017, 02:25 AM)
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There's still a chance namco

Originally Posted by WrenchNinja

Did Heihachi even have a weapon in SC2?

He had vambraces (and one of his special options was hoping s bare fists)
Hot Coldman
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(10-07-2017, 02:25 AM)
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I always thought having a martial artist in a weapon fighter was a fun gimmick.
AmyS
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(10-07-2017, 02:29 AM)
Cloud would've been incredible

Soul Calibur II was the peak of the series IMHO.
BasilZero
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(10-07-2017, 02:32 AM)
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Would have made SC2 greater , not that it wasn't great though just sayin 😃
Gitaroo
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(10-07-2017, 02:42 AM)
Would have been the version most ppl pick.
Renna Hazel
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(10-07-2017, 02:49 AM)
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I always thought they should have went with Cloud for PS2. Still would have went with GC though.
BocoDragon
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(10-07-2017, 02:51 AM)
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Damn. That would have been epic back then.
WarRock
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(10-07-2017, 02:57 AM)
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Maybe Banmco can work out a deal to resurrect Ergheiz with a couple of SC characters :^)
SheHateMe
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(10-07-2017, 02:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by FeenixRising

I was one of the three people in the world who bought SC2 because of Heihachi.

Pretty sure the other two people work at Namco.

Nah, I was one of them as well.

Which means it was one other person working at Namco.

But I would've taken Cloud over Hei any day.
Raitaro
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(10-12-2017, 10:03 PM)
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Maximilian would be really bummed out if he ever hears about this, considering that his love for FFVII might be the only thing that eclipses his love for fighting games.

I'm right there with him as it definitely would have been cool to see him in there...
DrunkShogun
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(10-12-2017, 10:06 PM)
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That would be the only way to really match link for the GameCube. Would of been a way better fit than heiachi as well.
SirNinja
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(10-12-2017, 10:34 PM)
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Thankfully they got him into Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale!

.......
SporeCrawler
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(10-12-2017, 10:35 PM)
that was indeed interesting and would have been amazing. meh we got him in smash so all is good.
Algebrah
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(10-12-2017, 10:36 PM)
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Man, I would have bought that version of the game if that happened!
Rosstimus
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(10-12-2017, 10:39 PM)
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Damn that would have been rad. And that would have made Spawn stand out in starker relief as the most obviously shitty of the guest characters.
Tyaren
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(10-12-2017, 10:42 PM)
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Cloud in SC6, believe! :D

Aren't there more and more rumors floating around that a SC6 reveal might happen rather sooner than later?

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