Namco Bandai announced today that Soul Calibur V has gone gold, and is ready to be produced for playing on your Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 on January 31! And in addition to the regular version of the game, there's also a Collector's Edition which will include a music CD, making-of video, a hardcover art book and the Dark and White Knight downloadable armor sets for the Character Creation mode. The Collector's Edition comes packaged in a faux leather book replica of the one featured in the game.
Also, depending on where you pre-order your copy, you can net yourself some special bonuses. GameStop and EB Games Canada are offering a free Ivy Valentine Bobble Budd figure. Best Buy in the US and Canada is including a free code to download Dampierre as a playable character. Select Walmart locations in the US will be holding a special "Fastest Way To Play" event and midnight launch for Soul Calibur V, and will be giving out a limited edition laser art-cell. And Future Shop in Canada is also offering the laser art-cell.
And of course, all the free giveaways are "while supplies last!" Well, I can't imagine they'd actually run out of the download codes, but you never know, I suppose... Oh, and don't forget that Soul Calibur V features a guest appearance by Italy's hottest assassin, Ezio Auditore de Firenze!