Li Long's preferred weapon is a nunchaku. Due to media laws in the UK forbidding the depiction ninja-related weapons such as nunchaku, Li Long instead uses a three-sectioned staff in the UK version of the game and in the intro as well.
In the Japanese version of the intro, Sophitia is seen bathing naked in the water. This was changed in the international release to have her wearing a swimsuit.
The game was originally called Soul Edge. When the game was ported to the PlayStation and brought over to Europe, America, and Australia, the name was changed to avoid copyright complications from Edge Games.