Soul Calibur and Space Stations on the Wii
Product: Soul Calibur Legends and Space Station Tycoon
Company: BANDAI NAMCO Games America, Inc.
Date: 07/12/2007
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Namco/Bandai showed off two new Wii titles, Soul Calibur Legends, which takes the fighting franchise in a new direction, and Space Station Tycoon -- a wacky sim filled with crazy characters.

Soul Calibur Legends fills in the gap between Soul Blade for the PS1 and the first Soul Calibur for the Dreamcast. Here you get to see the story behind Siegfried's morph into Nightmare.

Instead of a fighting game like this title has typically brought, Legends is a third-person action/adventure title that will have you traipsing through familiar arenas and destroying tons of enemies with moves both old and new.

Soul Calibur Legends seems to lend itself well to the Wii's Nunchuck and remote. Using the Wii-mote, you attack with your weapon, while the Nunchuck is used to move around the 3D world. These simple controls are really easy to pick up. Between the easy to play nature of the game and its Co-op and Versus modes, Legends is bound to be something that both fans of the line and newcomers will enjoy.

On a lighter note, Space Station Tycoon has you follow Shawn and Tam, two characters looking to start up a space station management company in the most pirate-infested and meteor-filled areas of space.

As you would expect from any sim of this style, you will have to control your cost and profits in order to keep building and getting bigger. You will need to meet goals for each space station in order to progress to bigger and better things, but in Space Station Tycoon, you will also need to be mindful of black holes and asteroids.

Both of these titles look to bring some interesting features to the Wii and their uniqueness is sure to be memorable. Watch out for Soul Calibur Legends in Q4 and Space Station Tycoon in Q3.

J.R. Nip aka Chris Meyer

GameVortex PSIllustrated