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 any button for one of four different 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 or B 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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