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Soul Calibur: Kindred Fates is an upcoming installment in Namco's Soul series. Although it follows the canon of Soul Edge up to Soulcalibur IV, Soul Calibur: Kindred Fates will not be canonical to the Soul series, as it will be a sort of a "re-imagining" of the events of Soulcalibur V. Soul Calibur: Kindred Fates has been slated for a January 2014 release to the.PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
As stated above, Soul Calibur: Kindred Fates will be a re-imagining of the events of Soulcalibur V . As such, it will not be canon to the Soul series, but will follow the canon established by Soul Edge up to Soulcalibur IV.
Most of the playable characters from Soul Calibur V will return, but their roles, backgrounds and involvement to the main plot will be changed or altered. A handful of playable characters from the earlier Soul Calibur games that were not present in Soul Calibur V will also return as part of the playable cast. The following are the ones confirmed to return so far:
7.) Edge Master
16.) Zwei: Z.W.E.I. is being renamed simply as "Zwei". Zwei will be given a deeper background and a bigger involvement in the plot of Kindred Fates.
17.) Viola: Viola will be given a deeper background in Kindred Fates, up to the point that she might even turn out to be Amy.
19.) Leixia: In Kindred Fates, Leixia is a child of Kilik and Xianghua. However, she does not know that Kilik is her biological father,
20.) Xiba: In Kindred Fates, Xiba is not a child of Kilik and Xianghua, being instead a young friend and student of Kilik.
Unlike in Soul Calibur V, many of the new characters for Kindred Fates will not be replacements or spiritual successors of characters from the previous games.