8-4play interviews former Namco employee: Soul Calibur II - Cloud was almost guest

Nov 3, 2007
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
*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
Jan 21, 2010
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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.
May 9, 2013
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...