Soulcalibur III (ソウルキャリバーIII Sōrukyaribā Surī) is a fighting video game produced by Namco as a sequel to Soulcalibur II and the fourth installment in the Soulcalibur series. It was originally released exclusively for the PlayStation 2 in 2005. An improved arcade version, Soulcalibur III: Arcade Edition, was released in 2006. It was the last Soulcalibur game to receive an arcade version, as IV onwards did not have an arcade release. It is the second in the Soulcalibur series’ 1590 A.D. trilogy games, between II and IV.