a tale of souls and swords,
...everyone who does a Soul Series retrospective is contractually obligated to put the above in somewhere.
To be (very) brief, Soul Calibur 2 is the third game of a weapon fighting game series by Namco. The prior entries are Soul Blade and Soul Calibur. The series takes place in an increasingly alternate history version of Eurasia during the late parts of the 16th century into the early parts of the 17th. Of course, a world where two sentient weapons (Soul Edge and Soul Calibur) and their weilders are battling for the fate of the world might not exactly have the same past as our own. (And it doesn't.)
Soul Series @ Wikipedia, Soul Series @ TVTropes, Soulcalibur.com
( Gameplay Terminology )
( Fannish Recommendations )
( Why the Hell I'm Doing This )
Part One coming soon.