We told you back in October that the first entry (not counting Soul Edge) in the hugely popular Soul Calibur series would be making its way to the App Store "soon".

It's a little later than expected, but the classic beat-'em-up will be available to download as a Universal app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch this Thursday.

According to Japanese website Andriasang, the battler will arrive packing 19 unique fighters and six different game modes: Arcade Battle, Time Attack, Survival, Extra Survival, Practice, and Museum.

The Time Attack, Survival, and Extra Survival modes will feature support for Apple's social gaming network Game Center, so you'll be able to battle it out with other players from around the world on a series of competitive leaderboards.

Unfortunately, we still don't have a price for this classic arcade and Dreamcast brawler, but we'll let you know as soon as it hits the App Store.

GameInformer [via VG247]