There are many voices out there claiming that console exclusive content is a dying species, and there are lots of proofs that is a correct statement. For example, Namco Bandai has just made it official via Soulcalibur IV: Darth Vader and Master Yoda will become downloadable characters starting this October 23 for the console that did not feature them.

However, Namco is using this opportunity to win a few extra bucks since the Star Wars characters will not be available for free: Xbox 360 owners of Soulcalibur IV will have to pay 400 MS Points for Darth Vader, while PS3 owners will be charged $4.99 for Master Yoda. Pretty expensive, if you ask me but the death of exclusive content has its costs, right?

Retooled from the ground up for the latest version, Soulcalibur IV perfects its weapons-based fighting system with HD graphics and new gameplay mechanics. Adding to the depth of combat, players can now destroy protective armor, weakening their enemy’s resolve and unleash Critical Finish moves to defeat opponents in one spectacular blow. Also new to the series is the ability to battle online against players from around the world using customized characters or fan favorites to challenges others for global domination.