Lost In Translation/Soul Calibur

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Soul Calibur
Soul Calibur marquee.
No screen shot.
Soul Calibur control panel.
Manufacturer Namco
Released 1998
8-way Joystick
6 Button(s)
Main CPU PlayStation
PSX CPU (@ 16.934 MHz)
H8/3002 (@ 14.746 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
C352 (@ 14.746 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
640 x 480 pixels
60.00 Hz
65,536 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 9 ROMs
46,661,632 bytes (44.50 MiB)
MAME ID soulclbr · soulclba · soulclbb · soulclbc

About The Game

Soul Calibur is a 3-D, weapon-based, one-on-one fighting arcade video game.


Released in July 1998.

Soul Calibur adopted the 'Tekken-style' of character unlock, with a huge hidden roster that was unlocked by leaving the game on for months... It is common knowledge that you can tell the age of a modern Namco fighting game by counting characters, and this is one of only two arcade ones that you could measure still after a year (The other is "Tekken Tag Tournament").

The Soul Calibur of the title is not in this game. It was held over for "Soul Calibur II".

Bandai Music Entertainment released Soul Calibur Original Soundtrack (APCG-9006) on October 21, 1999


Unlike most games, the build date doesn't seem to be updated although the game was.

  • Japan release
  • Build date : 18:59:50, Jul 10 1998
  • Japan release
  • Build date : 18:59:50, JUL 10 1998
  • Japan release
  • Build date : 18:59:50, JUL 10 1998
  • World release, 18:59:50, JUL 1x 1998
  • Mitsurugi was renamed and redesigned, becoming a character named Arthur.

Tips and tricks

Play As Unknown Soul

With Edge Master unlocked, pick any character and press Start.


  1. Soul Edge (1995)
    Soul Edge Ver. II (1996)
  2. Soul Calibur (1998)
  3. Soul Calibur II (2003)
  4. Soul Calibur III (2005)
  5. Soul Calibur Legends (2007, Nintendo Wii)
  6. Soul Calibur IV (2008, PlayStation 3, XBOX 360)


Junichi Nakatsuru
Yoshihito Yano
Akitaka Tohyama
Takanori Otsuka
Hideki Tobeta

Cabinet and Artwork


Sega Dreamcast (1999)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Project Soul the Primary Sound Box -Soul Edge ~ Soul Calibur I & II- MJCD-20137[1] 2008-11-06 Marvelous Entertainment 5 CD version.
Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny Best Of Soundtrack N/A[2] 2009-09-01 Namco Bandai CD version.


The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.