Soul Calibur II was released in July 2002.
Only a few characters actually can unlock Soul Calibur as a weapon, while all the characters can unlock a version of "Soul Edge
". The characters who CAN use Soul Calibur, as their tenth weapon, are : Talim, Nightmare and Xianghua, the latter of which can also use, much earlier, a 'evil' version of Soul Calibur. Notably, Talim's version is not a blade, but a pair of bladed tonfa, due to both Soul Edge and Soul Calibur being able to shapeshift into a suitable weapon for the user.
Cassandra Alexandra replaces Sophitia, from "Soul Edge
" and the first "Soul Calibur
" game, she is also the younger sister of Sophitia and his first debut in this sequal.
A eleventh joke weapon is hidden in the consumer versions, which is a essentially just a very basic weapon with a funny sound effect.