Yoda and Darth Vader Trade Consoles in New Soul Calibur IV DLC

October 21, 2008

Namco Bandai announced today that the characters Yoda and Darth Vader, previously exclusive to the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 versions respectively, will be added to the competitor’s consoles as downloadable content. The new characters will be made available this Thursday at a price of 400 Microsoft points on Xbox Live and $4.99 on the PSN store.

While this marketing move is hardly a surprise, it’s likely to be a lucrative one for Namco Bandai. Soul Calibur IV performed strongly, shipping over 2 million copies in its first week, and many attribute this success to the cross-promotion with the Star Wars franchise. Will fans be able to resist recreating the original trilogy showdown they never got to see?

The announcement is over on Namco Bandai’s site.