Soul Calibur II HD Online Not Announced For Wii U
Posted by Andy Green
Well that's Link out of the equation
Namco Bandai has revealed an HD remake of Soul Calibur II is in development for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but there's been absolutely no mention of a Wii U adaptation.
Soul Calibur II was originally on the GameCube, PlayStation 2 and Xbox and each iteration had its own special character. Nintendo fans had the chance to use Link from The Legend of Zelda as a character, while PlayStation 2 owners had Tekken's Heihachi Mishima and Xbox had Spawn.
Soul Calibur II HD Online will be an enhanced version of the original and is based on the PlayStation 2 edition, meaning Heihachi Mishima will be playable. However, it's not known if Spawn will feature and seeing as it isn't looking likely for Wii U, the chance of Link is zero.
Fans of the original largely regard the GameCube adaptation as the better version simply because of Link so it would certainly be sad to see Wii U miss out here, especially considering its hardware is more than capable of handling it. There are obviously licencing issues surrounding the young Hylian, but surely Nintendo would have been happy to allow Link to appear in a third party title such as this on Wii U.
The reveal trailer to the new HD version is below if you'd like to have a look. Let us know what you think to Wii U being the missing link in the comment section.