Namco Bandai has announced in a press release that Soul Calibur V has officially achieved gold master status, and will be factory pressing discs for release on the 31st January in North America and the 3rd February in Europe. The game will be available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
The publisher also announced the Collector's Edition which will include a high quality art book, CD containing a selection of music spanning the history of SoulCalibur, making-of videos, DLC card of Black Knight and White Knight armor sets plus original artwork and letter on reproduction parchment paper signed by the team at Project Soul.
This time around, Assassin's Creed II's protagonist Ezio Auditore will be one of the special guest fighters. Some retailers will be adding the Dampierre character as a free DLC bonus for preordering. Soul Calibur IV featured Darth Vader, Yoda, and The Force Unleashed's Apprentice as special guest stars.