Soul Calibur 2

Strategy Guide

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Alternate costume

At the character selection screen, highlight a fighter and press Guard.

Alternate introduction screen

Successfully complete all Weapon Master missions. Also unlock every mode, weapon, and character to hear Sophitia say "Soul Calibur 2" at the "Press Start" screen. Additionally, unlock everything (all characters, modes, artworks, costumes, weapons, etc.) to hear Voldo breathing strangely at the "Press Start".

Alternate stages

Some of the stages that can be unlocked in weapon master mode have alternates. To choose an alternate, highlight the desired stage and press Right or Left. Not all stages have alternates, and some have more than one.

Character statements

At the versus screen, press A, B, Y, X, L, R, Z, or any direction on the C-stick for various optional character statements before the match.

Character profiles

Successfully complete arcade mode with a character to unlock their profile.

Voice actor names

After unlocking a character's profile in arcade or extra arcade, enter the characters' profile. When you are at his/her profile, select "Voice". Once in this new menu, press L. A small box just above the menu will appear for a few seconds, giving the name of the actor/actress who played the voice of the character.

Play as Assassin

To unlock Assassin, you must already have weapon master mode completed once. In chapter 8, complete the stage "Crystal Mine", in both the extra and normal missions. This will open up a path to sub-chapter 3. The second mission in sub-chapter 3 is called "Castle Of The Damned". Since you hav already completed the game once, you will have an extra mission for "Castle Of The Damned", in which your opponents are faster. You must defeat the enemies, who are (in this order): Voldo, Ivy, Yoshimitsu, Taki, and Assassin. Complete the level to unlock Assassin. He is available in all two player modes except for arcade and extra arcade. He is also available in practice and extra practice modes. Assassin has six costumes to choose from, and some of the best combo and juggling moves in the game.

Play as Cervantes

In weapon master mode, complete chapter 3. The last area in chapter 3 (the eastern-most mission) will occur on the Pirate Ship level, and the last character fought will be Cervantes. When he is defeated, he will become playable in all modes.

Play as Charade

In weapon master mode, complete chapter 2. The first mission in chapter 3 (western-most mission) will have you fighting Charade. You can only do a ring out to win this match. Defeating Charade will unlock him/her/it in all modes. Charade plays much like Edge Master/Inferno.

Play as Berserker

Successfully complete all 10 chapters, then replay sub chapter 1. This should be a dungeon where you fight lots of berserkers. Defeat the Boss to unlock Berserker in all modes except weapon master mode.

Play as Lizardman

Successfully complete sub-chapter 2 in weapon master mode. Lizardman will only be available in two player team battle mode, versus mode, extra versus mode, and basically any mode that involves two players. The only single player mode he is in is practice mode. Lizardman does not have a move list, but most of his grapple moves are similar to Nightmare's.

Play as Seung Mina

In weapon master mode, get to chapter 6. Near the middle of the chapter, there will be a palace icon. This fight will be against Seung Mina. Defeating her will unlock her in all modes.

Play as Sophitia

In weapon master mode, complete chapter 4. The final area (eastern-most) will be a dungeon, with the last Boss being Sophitia. Defeating her to unlock her in all modes.

Play as Yoshimitsu

In weapon master mode, complete chapter 2. The last area in chapter 2 (eastern-most mission) is a dungeon area. The final "Boss" of the dungeon is Yoshimitsu. Defeating him will unlock him in all modes.

Sub-chapter 2

To unlock sub-chapter 2, completely clear chapter 4, reach level 72, then replay a chapter 4 mission.

Martial art demonstration mode

In weapon master mode, complete the southern-most mission of chapter 3. When complete, a road will form to the south, into a "subchapter." The shop in this area sells all of the character weapon demonstrations.

Extra arcade mode

Successfully complete arcade mode with any character to unlock extra arcade mode.

Extra vs. mode

Successfully complete extra arcade mode with any character to unlock extra vs. mode.

Extra survival mode

Successfully complete survival mode with at least ten wins to unlock extra survival mode.

Extra practice mode

Successfully complete weapon master mode with any character to unlock extra practice mode.

Extra vs. team battle mode

Successfully complete extra team battle mode to unlock extra vs. team battle mode.

Arcade version opening

Play the game in extra time attack mode on the extreme difficulty setting four times to unlock the arcade version opening.

Home version opening

Play the game in extra survival mode with the no recovery setting four times to unlock the home version opening.

Demo theater and character bios

Successfully complete arcade mode or extra arcade mode with any character to unlock the demo theater and character bios.

Taunt

Select arcade mode. After you choose your character; press A while the stage loads to hear your character taunt the second player.

Slow-motion replay with camera control

During a replay, press R and control the camera by pressing the Analog-stick.

Control loading screen

At the vs. screen while the stage is loading, press L or R to make the characters speak.

Soul Calibur weapons

Clear all of sub-chapter 4, Mt. Procyon, to unlock extra chapter 2 (Cephues). You will now be able to buy all Soul Calibur weapons, ending arcade version costumes for Voldo,Taki, Talim, Seung Mina, Cassandra, and Sophitia.

Easy money

After successfully completing chapter 1, return to the training area (the first mission) and complete training again. Almost every time, you will get between 300 to 500 experience points, and between 300 and 600 gold. Also, go to the gambling fight with the bonus for each hit landed on the opponent. Additionally, go to the level where you must face four people and get a bonus. This will be stated at the top where the article is located. Land as many hits as possible (Talim is recommended). You will receive about 28,000 gold.

Easy ring outs

Get your opponent to the edge of the ring with Nightmere. Do a back and vertical slash. Your opponent will fly into the air and fall out of the ring.

Regaining health

When you are in a dungeon and do not regain full health back after a battle, just go to the first square in it and fight there. You will start at full health again.

Higher ranking titles

Rankings are based on experience in edge master mode. A good level to earn fast experience is Er Rai. It is in extra chapter 2 (Cepheus). For example, 500,000 experience earns you level 77, Grand Edgemaster Of The Basilisk.

Soul Edge Complete weapons

To buy soul edge complete weapons, for any weapon master mode player, complete both the regular and extra missions at the Ancient Amphitheater in chapter 9. This unlocks the path to Northern Algol. Complete both missions there. The road to extra chapter 1 is unlocked after that. If you shop at this area, you will have everyone's Soul Edge (Complete) weapons to choose from. Note: This was done after completing every previous regular missions and all extra missions up to this chapter in weapon master mode.

Turn jumps

After selecting a character from the profile menu, press L and R to have that person hop in circles.

Collection Data list

Number
Character or titleType
1
Sophitia Selectable
2
Seung Mina Selectable
3
Yoshimitsu Selectable
4
Charade Selectable
5
Cervantes Selectable
6
Lizardman Selectable
7
Assassin Selectable
8
Berserker Selectable
9
Rapheal Character profile
10
Rapheal Weapons demonstration
11
Rapheal New costume
12
Talim Character profile
13
Talim Weapons demonstration
14
Talim New costume
15
Yunsung Character profile
16
Yunsung Weapons demonstration
17
Cassandra Character profile
18
Cassandra Character profile
19
Cassandra Weapons demonstration
20
Mitsurugi Character profile
21
Mitsurugi Weapons demonstration
22
Mitsurugi New costume
23
Taki Character profile
24
Taki Weapons demonstration
25
Taki New costume
26
Voldo Character profile
27
Voldo Weapons demonstration
28
Voldo New costume
29
Nightmare Character profile
30
Nightmare Weapons demonstration
31
Nightmare New costume
32
Astaroth Character profile
33
Astaroth Weapons demonstration
34
Astaroth New costume
35
Ivy Character profile
36
Ivy Weapons demonstration
37
Ivy New costume
38
Kilik Character profile
39
Kilik Weapons demonstration
40
Xianghua Character profile
41
Xianghua Weapons demonstration
42
Xianghua New costume
43
Maxi Character profile
44
Maxi Weapons demonstration
45
Necrid Character profile
46
Necrid Weapons demonstration
47
Spawn Character profile
48
Spawn Weapons demonstration
49
Sophitia Character profile
50
Sophitia Weapons demonstration
51
Sophitia New costume
52
Seung Mina Character profile
53
Seung Mina Weapons demonstration
54
Seung Mina New costume
55
Yoshimitsu Character profile
56
Yoshimitsu Weapons demonstration
57
Charade Character profile
58
Charade Weapons demonstration
59
Cervantes Character profile
60
Cervantes Weapons demonstration
61
Extra Arcade Mode
62
Extra VS Battle Mode
63
Extra Time Attack (Standard) Mode
64
Extra Time Attack (Alternative) Mode
65
Extra Time Attack (Extreme) Mode
66
Extra Survival (Standard) Mode
67
Extra Survival (Death Match) Mode
68
Extra Survival (No Recovery) Mode
69
Extra Team Battle Mode
70
Extra VS Team Battle Mode
71
Extra Practice Mode
72
Art Gallery (Hi-Res) Available for viewing
73
Art Gallery (Illustrations) Available for viewing
74
Art Gallery (Special) Available for viewing
75
Battle Theater Available for viewing
76
Weapon Gallery Available for viewing
77
Weapon Master Opening Available for viewing
78
Weapon Master Ending Available for viewing
79
Opening (Home Ver.) Available for viewing
80
Opening (Arcade Ver.) Available for viewing
81
Ending (Arcade Ver.) Available for viewing
82
Hwangseo Palace/Phoenix Court Selectable
83
Lakeside Coliseum Selectable
84
Money Pit/Top Tier Selectable
85
Egyptian Crypt Selectable
86
Labyrinth Selectable

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