Soul Blade

PSX PlayStation Soul Blade

Jewel Case Release


Genre: One-on-One Fighting CDs: 1
Publisher: Namco Released: February 28, 1997
Developer: Namco UPC: 7 22674 02058 9
Sony ID: SLUS-00240 PSRM: 003810
Players: 1 to 2 Players Memory: 1 Block
Accessories: None
ESRB: Teen Animated Violence
Box Copy:


What’s next in fighting? How about a game that melds 3D movement, polygon characters, razor sharp graphics, awe-inspiring moves and a one-of-a-kind combat system? Or, in short, Soul Blade – arguably the most innovative fighting name on the planet. It’s the 15th century and ten warriors from around the world, each wielding their weapon of choice, are in bloody pursuit of Soul Edge – the ultimate weapon. Sure, only one will find it. But it looks like the critics already have found it. Game Players Magazine voted Soul Blade “Best Game of Show” at AMMO, and NEXT Generation calls Soul Blade “the most complete fighting game to date.” Obviously, a cut above.

  • First polygon fighter to feature an authentic weapon-to-weapon combat system – incredibly realistic feedback when weapons collide.
  • Ten amazing characters – the most detailed characters yet to be seen on a PlayStation™ polygon fighter.
  • Characters with their own distinct 3D ending crafted from ancient lore.
  • An arsenal of combo attacks, secret techniques and special throws for each warrior.
  • Real 3D backgrounds for each character, providing the player with an unsurpassed sense of realism.
  • All backgrounds feature light sourcing.
  • From electrified swords to glowing “motion blurs,” stunning special effects highlight each characters’ fighting technique.
  • Original, orchestral music score set.
  • Multiple weapons.



Released in the Greatest Hits packaging.

PSX PlayStation Soul Blade Greatest Hits White Teen ESRB

Greatest Hits Release – Original Teen ESRB Logo

The Greatest Hits was then reprinted with the newer solid black T lettering in the ESRB logo. It should be noted that only the Manual was updated; the disc still carries the original design style. Namco also did this with Air Combat and Tekken 2.

PSX PlayStation Soul Blade ESRB Black Font Variant

Greatest Hits Release – Newer “Black” Font ESRB Logo



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Featured in GameRaveTV’s Top Arcade Game Conversions

Also available in the Top 10 PlayStation games of 1997



  • Soul Blade’s original name in Japan was Soul Edge – however, a copyright issue caused the name to be changed. Namco got around this by naming the next game Soul Caliber, after the other sword.
  • Besides referencing Tekken 2 on the back, Tekken’s Yoshimitsu character made a cameo in future releases.
  • Soul Blade features interactive endings for some characters.
  • The beloved Edge Master mode made its first appearance here. Essentially a ‘weapon collecting’ story, you could then use the new found weapons in the other modes.

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