The PS2 and Xbox versions of the game meanwhile exclusively have Heihachi Mishima from the Tekken series and Spawn from the Spawn comic book series in Link's place, respectively. The Soul Calibur series is hailed as one of the best fighting franchises ever created.
The gameplay stays true to the previous entries in the series. To defeat your opponent, you must drain his enery by using multiple different attacks. On some occasions, you are also able to knock them off the stage to kill them.