SOULCALIBUR II: Gambling Edition

Bandai Namco has recently formed a licensing agreement with GameCo Inc to develop a SoulCalibur II gambling machine. It is claimed to be a "skill-based" game that remains similar to SoulCalibur II, but reduced to about 45-60 seconds. The game should be debuting in late 2017 according to the source links below. Here are some quotes that both Bandai Namco and GameCo Inc have to say about the game.

Blaine Graboyes (Co-Founder and CEO of GameCo) said:
We’re excited to collaborate with BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. to bring this highly regarded classic fighting video game for the GameCo VGM experience.
Yoshiyasu Horiuchi (Executive Officer AM Business Unit of BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc) said:
SOULCALIBUR™ is a fan-favorite among video game enthusiasts, and we’re excited to bring the franchise to casino floors, where we can present the brand in a completely new environment with GameCo’s revolutionary VGMs
It is safe to say that SoulCalibur Pachislots was a success since Namco is investing more into the gambling genre. However, the new SoulCalibur II-based machine seems like it will go under the radar due to GameCo only providing their games to 3 United States casinos. How much longer can the "soul" still burn without a new main installment?

Sources:

http://www.esportsinsider.com/2017/...al&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

http://www.gamingintelligence.com/g...ndai-namco-on-soulcalibur-video-gambling-game

https://twitter.com/GameCoInc

http://gameco.com/
 
Michael Stabile

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