Soul Calibur 3

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  • More costume color edits

    At standard character color edit screen, select a female character. Choose any weapon, then hold L1 + L2 + R1 + R2 when the screen turns black. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound. The color of the fourth article of clothing can now be changed. Note: This does not work on all costumes.

  • Japanese voice actors

    Go to the options menu and select the sound options. Select Japanese for the language option. Then, go to single player modes, museum, or character profiles. Select a character, then choose voice. Press L1, L2, R1, or R2 and a separate bow should be displayed, with name of the Japanese voice-over actor.

  • Chaos: Spiritual Realm stage

    Defeat Night Terror in Tales Of Souls mode or play 775 battles to unlock the Chaos: Spiritual Realm stage.

  • Egyptian Temple stage

    Clear the Egyptian Temple stage in Tales Of Souls mode or play 825 battles to unlock the Egyptian Temple stage.

  • Alternate Egyptian Temple stage

    Get a "Clear" or higher rank in Sudden Death Rally on the Easy difficulty setting in Soul Arena mode, or play 1,025 battles to unlock the alternate Egyptian Temple stage.

  • Eurydice Shrine stage

    Clear the Eurydice Shrine stage in Tales Of Souls mode or play 525 battles to unlock the Eurydice Shrine stage.

  • Grand Labyrinth stage

    Clear the Grand Labyrinth stage in Tales Of Souls mode or play 575 battles to unlock the Grand Labyrinth stage.

  • Grand Labyrinth - Corridor stage

    Clear the Grand Labyrinth - Corridor stage in Tales Of Souls mode or play 925 battles to unlock the Grand Labyrinth - Corridor stage.

  • Grand Labyrinth - Darkness stage

    Clear the Grand Labyrinth - Darkness stage in Tales Of Souls mode or play 975 battles to unlock the Grand Labyrinth - Darkness stage.

  • Lakeside Coliseum stage

    Clear the Lakeside Coliseum stage in Tales Of Souls mode or play 475 battles to unlock the Lakeside Coliseum stage.

  • Lakeside Coliseum - No Cage stage

    Clear the Lakeside Coliseum - No Cage stage in Tales Of Souls mode or play 875 battles to unlock the Lakeside Coliseum - No Cage stage.

  • Lost Cathedral - Ruin stage

    Clear the Lost Cathedral - Ruin stage in Tales Of Souls mode or play 725 battles to unlock the Lost Cathedral - Ruin stage.

  • Pirate Raid stage

    Clear the Pirate Raid stage in Tales Of Souls mode or play 625 battles to unlock the Pirate Raid stage.

  • Sacred Mt. Fuji stage

    Clear the Sacred Mt. Fuji stage in Tales Of Souls mode or play 425 battles to unlock the Sacred Mt. Fuji stage.

  • Silk Road Ruin stage

    Clear the Silk Road Ruin stage in Tales Of Souls mode or play 675 battles to unlock the Silk Road Ruin stage.

  • Play as Abelia

    Clear Chronicle 18 in Chronicles Of The Sword mode or play 1,050 battles to unlock Abelia.

  • Play as Abyss

    Unlock Cervantes, Lizardman, Olcadan, Rock, Sophitia, and Yoshimitsu, then successfully complete Tales Of Souls mode to unlock Abyss. Alternately, play 725 battles.

  • Play as Amy

    Get an evaluation of "Clear" or higher in Beloved on the Easy difficulty setting in Soul Arena mode, or play 1,250 battles to unlock Amy. Alternately, clear Chronicle 6 in Chronicles Of The Sword mode with a Pirate.

  • Play as Arthur

    Defeat Arthur in Tales Of Souls mode or play 550 battles to unlock him.

  • Play as Aurelia

    Clear Chronicle 12 in Chronicles Of The Sword mode or play 900 battles to unlock Aurelia.

  • Play as Cervantes

    Defeat Cervantes in Tales Of Souls mode or play 625 battles to unlock him.

  • Play as Chester

    Clear Chronicle 19 in Chronicles Of The Sword mode or play 950 battles to unlock Chester.

  • Play as Demuth

    Clear Chronicle 10 in Chronicles Of The Sword mode or play 850 battles to unlock Demuth.

  • Play as Giradot

    Clear Chronicle 15 in Chronicles Of The Sword mode or play 800 battles to unlock Giradot.

  • Play as Greed

    Defeat Greed in Tales Of Souls mode or play 500 battles to unlock him.

  • Play as Hualin

    Defeat Hualin in Tales Of Souls mode or play 750 battles to unlock him.

  • Play as Hwang

    Defeat Hwang in Tales Of Souls mode or play 600 battles to unlock him.

  • Play as Li Long

    Defeat Li Long in Tales Of Souls mode or play 1,150 battles to unlock him.

  • Play as Luna

    Clear Chronicle 11 in Chronicles Of The Sword mode or play 650 battles to unlock Luna.

  • Play as Lynette

    Defeat Lynette in Tales Of Souls mode or play 1,100 battles to unlock her.

  • Play as Lizardman

    Defeat Lizardman in Tales Of Souls mode or play 675 battles to unlock him.

  • Play as Miser

    Defeat Miser in Tales Of Souls mode or play 750 battles to unlock him.

  • Play as Olcadan

    Defeat Olcadan in Tales Of Souls mode or play 575 battles to unlock him.

  • Play as Revenant

    Defeat Revenant in Tales Of Souls mode or play 1,200 battles to unlock him.

  • Play as Rock

    Defeat Rock in Tales Of Souls mode or play 475 battles to unlock him.

  • Play as Sophitia

    Defeat Sophitia in Tales Of Souls mode or play 525 battles to unlock her.

  • Play as Strife

    Clear Chronicle 20 in Chronicles Of The Sword mode or play 1,000 battles to unlock Strife.

  • Play as Valeria

    Defeat Valeria in Tales Of Souls mode or play 700 battles to unlock her.

  • Play as Yoshimitsu

    Defeat Yoshimitsu in Tales Of Souls mode or play 425 battles to unlock him.

  • Soul Arena bonus missions

    Successfully complete one of the following tasks to unlock the corresponding Soul Arena mission:

      Beloved (Easy): Defeat Amy in Tales Of Souls mode
      Beloved (Normal): Score a "Clear" or higher rank in Beloved (Easy)
      Beloved (Hard): Score a "Clear" or higher rank in Beloved (Normal)
      Blast Chase (Normal): Score a "Clear" or higher rank in Blast Chase (Easy)
      Blast Chase (Hard): Score a "Clear" or higher rank in Blast Chase (Normal)
      Coin Collector (Normal): Score a "Clear" or higher rank in Coin Collector (Easy)
      Coin Collector (Hard): Score a "Clear" or higher rank in Coin Collector (Normal)
      Dancing Statue (Easy): Score a "Clear" or higher rank in in Soul Smash (Easy)
      Dancing Statue (Normal): Score a "Clear" or higher rank in Dancing Statue (Easy)
      Dancing Statue (Hard): Score a "Clear" or higher rank in in Dancing Statue (Normal)
      Hard Workers (Easy): Purchase from the shop.
      Hard Workers (Normal): Score a "Clear" or higher rank in Hard Workers (Easy)
      Hard Workers (Hard): Score a "Clear" or higher rank in Hard Workers (Normal)
      Soul Smash (Normal): Score a "Clear" or higher rank in Soul Smash (Easy)
      Soul Smash (Hard): Score a Clear of higheer in Soul Smash (Normal)
      Sudden Death Rally (Easy): Score a "Clear" or higher rank in Turntable (Easy)
      Sudden Death Rally (Normal): Score a "Clear" or higher rank in Sudden Death Rally (Easy)
      Sudden Death Rally (Hard): Score a "Clear" or higher rank in Sudden Death Rally (Normal)
      Wisp Shoot (Easy): Score a "Clear" or higher rank in Coin Collector (Easy)
      Wisp Shoot (Normal): Score a "Clear" or higher rank in Wisp Shoot (Easy)
      Wisp Shoot (Hard): Score a "Clear" or higher rank in Wisp Shoot (Normal)

  • Bonus Create-A-Soul character classes

    Successfully complete one of the following task to unlock the corresponding Create-A-Soul character class:

      Assassin: Reach level 30 with a Ninja in Chronicles Of The Sword mode or play 410 battles.
      Gladiator: Reach level 30 with a Barbarian in Chronicles Of The Sword mode or play 410 battles.
      Knight: Reach level 50 with a Gladiator in Chronicles Of The Sword mode or play 610 battles.
      Pirate: Reach level 30 with a Pirate in Chronicles Of The Sword mode or play 410 battles.
      Sage: Reach level 30 with a Saint in Chronicles Of The Sword mode or play 410 battles.
      Samurai: Reach level 50 with a Assassin in Chronicles Of The Sword mode or play 610 battles.
      Swordmaster: Get a level up when all other jobs are above level 50 in Chronicles Of The Sword mode or play 610 battles.

  • Character illustrations

    Successfully complete one of the following tasks to unlock the corresponding character illustration at Valeria's Shop:

      Abelia: Successfully complete Chapter 18 and Bonus or play 600 battles.
      Abyss: Defeat Abyss in Tales Of Souls mode.
      Astaroth: Successfully complete Tales Of Souls mode with Astaroth.
      Aurelia: Successfully complete Tales Of Souls mode with Aurelia.
      Cassandra: Successfully complete Tales Of Souls mode with Cassandra.
      Cervantes: Successfully complete Tales Of Souls mode with Cervantes.
      Chester: Successfully complete Chapter 19 and Bonus or play 600 battles.
      Demuth: Successfully complete Chapter 10 and Bonus or play 500 battles.
      Giradot: Successfully complete Chapter 15 and Bonus or play 500 battles.
      Ivy: Successfully complete Tales Of Souls mode with Ivy.
      Kilik: Successfully complete Tales Of Souls mode with Kilik.
      Lizardman: Successfully complete Tales Of Souls mode with Lizardman.
      Luna: Successfully complete Chapter 11 and Bonus or play 500 battles.
      Maxi: Successfully complete Tales Of Souls mode with Maxi.
      Mitsurugi: Successfully complete Tales Of Souls mode with Mitsurugi.
      Night Terror: Defeat Night Terror in Tales Of Souls mode.
      Nightmare: Successfully complete Tales Of Souls mode with Nightmare.
      Olcadan: Successfully complete Tales Of Souls mode with Olcadan.
      Raphael: Successfully complete Tales Of Souls mode with Raphael.
      Rock: Successfully complete Tales Of Souls mode with Rock.
      Seong Mi-na: Successfully complete Tales Of Souls mode with Seong Mi-na.
      Setsuka: Successfully complete Tales Of Souls mode with Setsuka.
      Siegfried: Successfully complete Tales Of Souls mode with Siegfried.
      Sophitia: Successfully complete Tales Of Souls mode with Sophitia.
      Strife: Successfully complete Chapter 20 and Bonus or play 600 battles.
      Taki: Successfully complete Tales Of Souls mode with Taki.
      Talim: Successfully complete Tales Of Souls mode with Talim.
      Tira: Successfully complete Tales Of Souls mode with Tira.
      Voldo: Successfully complete Tales Of Souls mode with Voldo.
      Xianghua: Successfully complete Tales Of Souls mode with Xianghua.
      Yoshimitsu: Successfully complete Tales Of Souls mode with Yoshimitsu.
      Yun-seong: Successfully complete Tales Of Souls mode with Yun-seong.
      Zasalamel: Successfully complete Tales Of Souls mode with Zasalamel.

  • Group illustrations

    Successfully complete one of the following tasks to unlock the corresponding group illustration at Valeria's Shop:

      Group 2: Clear Chronicle 2 in Chronicles Of The Sword mode and meet the bonus requirements or play 300 battles.
      Group 3: Clear Chronicle 4 in Chronicles Of The Sword mode and meet the bonus requirements or play 300 battles.
      Group 4: Clear Chronicle 6 in Chronicles Of The Sword mode and meet the bonus requirements or play 400 battles.
      Group 5: Clear Chronicle 8 in Chronicles Of The Sword mode and meet the bonus requirements or play 400 battles.

  • Specialty art

    Successfully complete one of the following tasks to unlock the corresponding art at Valeria's Shop:

      Publicity Art 1: Win one tournament in the World Competition or play 1,500 battles.
      Publicity Art 2: Win one league tournament in the World Competition or play 1,500 battles.
      Publicity Art 3: Win the tournament in the World Competition three times consecutively or play 1,500 battles.
      Special Art Group: Clear Chronicles Of The Sword mode or play 700 battles.
      Special Art Special Group: Clear all missions on the Hard difficulty setting in Soul Arena mode and score a "Clear" or higher rank or play 800 battles.
      Special Art V's Mansion: Clear Chronicle 17 in Chronicles Of The Sword mode and meet the bonus requirements or play 700 battles.

  • Shopkeeper art

    Successfully complete one of the following tasks to unlock the corresponding art:

      Hualin's Art: Unlock all weapons for "The Ancient".
      Lynette's Art: Get all created character parts, including the Chronicles Of The Sword parts.
      Valeria's Art: Buy all items from all three shops.

  • Custom character weapon disciplines

    Reach the indicated level in one of the following classes to get the corresponding weapon discipline for your custom character:

      Chinese Blade: Level 1 Sage
      Chinese Sword: Level 1 Pirate, level 20 Assassin
      Dagger: Level 1 Thief, level 10 Saint
      Grieve Edge: Level 10 Barbarian, level 20 Monk, level 20 Dancer, level 20 Gladiator
      Iron Sword: Level 1 Barbarian, level 10 Assassin, level 20 Pirate
      Katana: Level 1 Samurai
      Katana and Shuriken: Level 10 Ninja, level 10 Samurai, level 10 Knight
      Kunai: Level 1 Ninja, level 10 Sage
      Lance: Level 1 Knight
      Nunchaku: Level 1 Monk
      Rapier: Level 10 Pirate
      Sickle: Level 20 Thief, level 20 Ninja, level 20 Samurai
      Soul Of Cervantes and Soul Of Ivy: Level 30 Pirate
      Soul Of Lizardman and Soul Of Tira: Level 30 Assassin
      Soul Of Maxi and Soul Of Kilik: Level 30 Monk
      Soul Of Nightmare and Soul Of Astaroth: Level 30 Barbarian
      Soul Of Rock and Soul Of Seong Mi-Na: Level 30 Gladiator
      Soul Of Siegfried and Soul Of Raphael: Level 30 Knight
      Soul Of Sophitia and Soul Of Cassandra: Level 30 Sage
      Soul Of Taki and Soul Of Setsuka: Level 30 Ninja
      Soul Of Xianghua and Soul Of Voldo: Level 30 Dancer
      Soul Of Yoshimitsu and Soul Of Mitsurugi: Level 30 Samurai
      Soul Of Yun-Seong and Soul Of Tira: Level 30 Thief
      Soul Of Zasalamel and Soul Of Talim: Level 30 Saint
      Staff: Level 1 Saint, Level 10 Monk, Level 20 Sage
      Steel Fan: Level 10 Dancer, Level 20 Saint
      Sword and Shield: Level 1 Gladiator
      Tambourine: Level 1 Dancer
      Wave Sword: Level 1 Assassin, level 10 Thief, level 10 Gladiator, level 20 Barbarian

  • Completion bonus

    Successfully complete Chronicles Of The Sword mode, then save the game. The cleared saved game file will appear with a blue unicorn icon. Load it to start a new game at your previous experience level.

  • Vs. Special mode

    Purchase all character illustrations to unlock Vs. Special for purchase at Valeria's shop for 40,000 G. Alternately, play 418 Battles in Vs. Standard or Vs. Competition mode; or unlock the Lakeside Arena (no cage), Egyptian Temple (cage), and Grand Labyrinth (all three forms) to unlock it for purchase for 60,000 G.

  • Tutorial mode weapons

    Successfully complete all training sessions in Tutorial mode to unlock a weapon for that character. The weapon will be added to your inventory once you end Tutorial mode. Note: This can be repeated as many times as desired for all characters except custom and bonus characters.

  • Additional jobs

    Reach level 20 to be able to purchase the New Job in the items shop for 20,000 gold.

  • Kos-Mos costume parts

    After completing Chronicles Of The Sword at least once and Tales Of Souls with numerous characters, the armor shop should start carrying the Type-X armor. Collect all pieces of the Type-X armor, including the wig and your female character will resemble Kos-Mos from the Xenosaga series.

  • Character preview in museum

    In the museum, go to the character profiles and select any character desired. After the screen loads (with "Stage", "Camera", etc.), press L1 + R1 and the character will jump. Press L1 or R1 and the character will jump turn.

  • Pre-match dialogue

    Select a character in any mode where it shows both combatants face to face. During the loading scene, press a button to hear your character say something.

  • Alternate intermission sequence outcomes

    During most of the intermission sequences in Tales Of Souls mode, a directional or attack button may appear in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Pressing the button (or buttons) promptly will result in a positive turn of events in the sequence, while failing to press the button(s) results in a negative turn of events. Endings vary the most, with dramatic differences in pressing or not pressing the buttons (some outcomes may be as drastic as your chosen character living or dying). Note: Once you have completed Tales Of Souls mode with a character, you can experiment with the possible outcomes using the "Event Viewer" in the Museum.

  • Alternate ending for Kilik

    During Kilik's ending instead of A + G as prompted, press B + G to view a third ending.

  • Alternate victory pose

    During the replay after you or your opponent wins a round, press X, Circle, Triangle, or Square. A fifth victory pose can be viewed after scoring a "Perfect" or a "Ring Out" in a match, then not pressing any buttons.

  • Alternate victory pose for Xiangfa

    During Xiangfa's victory pose, press Down + A and she will close her eyes.

  • Alternate characters and symbols

    At the "Name Entry" screen when creating a custom character, selecting letters, symbols, and numbers using X, Square, Triangle, or Circle creates a different input effect on the letter, symbol, or number. For example, Square results in a horizontal slash while Triangle results in a vertical slash. Pressing all four (Circle + Square + X + Triangle) knocks out the letter, symbol, or number.

  • Unlocking items

    Play 2,000 battles in Versus mode to unlock 29 items. Twenty-five of them are in the Create-A-Soul area, three are special art of the shopkeepers, and the last item is a katana called Kokuenra. Note: Some of the Create-A-Character items are the Type X items.

  • Unlocking weapon disciplines easily

    Go to "Options", "Game Settings", then "VS Standard". Set "Battle Count 1P" to "1" and make sure that "Handicap" is on. Then, go to Standard Versus mode. Select two characters from the same class (Monk, Ninja, etc.). Set player two's handicap to 0% so that you can kill them with one hit. Repeat the fight fifty times and you will have all disciplines for that class (even the "Soul of" disciplines). Do this for all classes and you will have every discipline for your character creations. Although this may seem like a long process, it is still easier than leveling up characters in the Chronicles Of The Sword mode.

  • Angry shopkeeper

    Go to any shop and highlight anything you cannot afford or something you already have. If you try to buy the item, it will either say you do not have enough gold or that you already have it. However, if you rapidly press either X or Circle enough times, the shop keeper will get mad. Each has a unique move that they will do.

  • Name censor

    Enter an obscenity as a custom fighter name to have it censored.

  • Falling letters

    As you are typing the name of your character at the character creation screen, press two buttons (X, Circle, Triangle, or Square) at the same time. The letter will fall off the board onto the floor. If you press X + Square + Triangle + Circle it will bounce in the air and fall to the floor.

  • Bounce store clerks' chest

    You can make the store clerks' chest bounce by pressing X on an item then pressing X again to cancel.

  • Easy money

    In "Soul Arena", go to "Hard Workers" and try to get the fastest time possible. The faster the time, the more money you will get. Repeat this as much as desired.

  • Easy wins with Yoshimitsu

    When the match begins, crouch down and perform the Spinning Low Kick. This can be executed by pressing Down + Away while crouching and tapping Kick. Press Kick(5) for a black out. Press Kick only four times, wait for about a second, then repeat the process until the enemy has been defeated. This move is not easily blocked by any of the CPU opponents, and it does a lot amount of damage. If practiced, you can complete the game with a large amount of perfects. This can help immensely with gathering money in Tales Of Souls mode. The move Stone Backhand and Stone Fists are not as effective as Spinning Low Kick because the CPU controlled opponents have a large tendency to block almost any medium to high moves. Note: This move can be blocked later by tougher enemies, but be persistent.

  • Fighting Night Terror in Tales Of Souls

    You must win all battles with any character without continuing in order to fight Night Terror. Do the first battle, and always pick the first option on the screen after a battle. After the fight against Zasalamel, you choose the first option as always, then move on to the next battle. Soon, you will enter the labyrinth. You must fight a randomly generated character in complete darkness and Olcadan before fighting Night Terror. When fighting Night Terror, he will have the same moves as Nightmare and some special attacks. He is good but lacks speed while executing his attacks; do not underestimate him. Do some quick blows and when he charges up for a powerful attack, grapple him with a strong grapple. After he is defeated you should continue to the monastery as usual. When you defeat him you will unlock his biography and be able to fight against him once more in Tales Of Souls.

  • Defeating Colossus

    Select Cervantes for this fight. At the beginning of the fight, back far away from Colossus and press Up + A + K to shoot your pistol upwards. This will damage Colossus from a far distance and he will not be able to hit you with any strong attacks. However, his sword swiping attack has a far enough range to hit you. Since the pistol fires at a rapid rate, you can defeat him with about fourteen shots or less if you have the Soul Edge, or more shots if you are using another weapon. You can do this on the Hard difficulty setting as well, but you must defeat Cassandra with Valkerie and Sophitia with Soul Calibur before fighting Colossus.

  • Defeating Keres

    The only way to damage Keres is with a counter hit (a hit while he is attacking). Since Keres uses a lot of throws, a good method is to use your character's crouching horizontal move. You should deal more damage to him than he does to you. If this does not work, add in evasion and defense but remember that Keres can only be damaged while he is attacking. Also, Keres does not stagger when you hit him.

  • King Arthur custom character

      Type of body part: Type of armor: Color of armor
      Hair: Long Straight: 7, 26
      Chin: Edgemaster Beard: 7, 26
      Lower Torso: Sleeveless Shirt: 25, 02
      Mid Torso: Lords Tunic: 1, 27
      Upper Torso: Lords Armor: 5, 24
      Arms: Protect Braces: 5, 26
      Shoulders: Lords Shoulders: 5, 24
      Neck: Crusader Cape: 9, 15
      Waist: Bandits Belt: 6, 16
      Upper Legs: Stealth Pants: 5, 05
      Feet: Holy Boots: 3, 06
      Face: 13
      Eyebrows: 7, 26
      Lips: 3, 05
      Eyes: 23, 06
      Skin: 5, 17
      Underwear: 1, 18
      Voice: Man

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