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Soulcalibur III (chronologically)
Soulcalibur: Undead is a game within the continuity of the Soul Series. The game's story takes place in a pararell universe where neither Soul Edge nor Soul Calibur existed. It follows the sudden event of the resurrection of the deads that create chaos throught the world. Unlike the previous games, Soul Calibur: Undead does not feature any of the original cast (e.g. Kilik, Siegfried, etc..), but in their place, it features a whole new roster of characters.
Gameplay wise, all mechanics that were introduced in Soulcalibur V makes a return to this game. New addition includes the "Tag Battle" mechanics that allow players to choose 2 characters in a tag team battle, simillar to Tekken: Tag Tournament. Another mechanic is "Critical Harmony". It is simillar with "Critical Edge", albeit, it allows two characters to release their critical edges simultaneously. This feature can only be use during tag team battle only and needs a full soul gauge to perform it. Should the Critical Harmony used by two characters that shared a history/ have a connection (e.g. Abelia & Luna, Saki & Nawaki), a unique Critical Harmony can be perform instead of the normal simutaneous critical edges. Quick Battle makes a return where players can fought NPC's. The Quick Battle mechanics however has been altered a little, making it simillar to Tekken's Arcade Mode/ Ghost Battle, where players make their way and rank up by defeating opponents (lowest rank is Beginner, highest rank is Soul Deity). The story mode is simillar with Soulcalibur V, as it is design in a campaign-like style of storytelling. However, unlike Soulcalibur V that was solely focus on one character story, all characters within this game have their own campaingn story consist of 15 episodes each. One character's campaign may cross or intersect with another character's campaign, thus all characters campaign are creating one huge story. Character creation also makes a return.
Agatha (アガサ Agasa), a malfested assasin. She is a loyal servant of Duuza, seeing him as the sole power that can take over the world. She fights with a ring blade.
Agbayani (アグバヤニ Agubayani), an ancient half-hawk warrior. After witnessing the resurrection of the dead, Agbayani set off on a quest to find the source of the event and destroy it. He is a mimic character and fights with all fighting styles.
Despair (絶望 Zetsubō), the new wielder of Soul Edge who came from another world.
Ikaruga (斑鳩 Ikaruga), a swordswoman from Japan. She is seeking for revenge on a man who was called "The Scarlet Samurai" who had massacered her village. One day, a monstrous figure visited her and offered her powers beyond knowing in exchange for her compliance. Though reluctant, she accept, hoping that he may lead her to the scarlet samurai. She fights with an iai sword.
Khasaanda/ Zoth , a duo fighter. Khasaanda is a swordwoman who fights with a cross-shaped sword, & Zoth is a supernatural wolf-like being. The two of them are members of a clan who vows to protect mother nature at all cost. When the resurrection event reached the ears of the clan elders, Khasaanda was sent to find the cause and stop the dead's ressurection.
Lafayette (Rabayett), a mysterious man from Egypt. It is said that he was sent by Anubis himself to take all the escaped souls back to the underworld (or so he thought) in which during this process, he massacered many people. He fights with dual katars.
Lilith (リリス Ririsu), a daughter of a wealthy merchant. Her family lost all of their wealths when they were robbed by pirates. This event lead to Lilith's father's depression to the point of insanity. She decided to find the pirate responsible for his condition, Greggory Szymon, hoping that by returning all of his wealth, her father's condition may return to normal. She is the travelling companion of Nawaki. She fights with a sword & shield.
Miltoni (Mirutoni), an undead skeleton monster created by Duuza by combining the souls of 100 dead warriors. It is a pure killing machine and accept Duuza's order without questions. It fights with dual-ax. It can also generate dark giant bird wings and breathe fire.
Nawaki (縄樹, Nawaki), a wandering warrior & the younger brother of Saki. He always live within his sister's shadow and wanted to proof that he is as much as a warrior as she is. He is a young man longing for adventure and is currently travelling with Lilith. Simillar with his sister, he fights with a lance, however he use it in the style of a rod fighting style.
Noir (ノワール Nowāru), a mysterious man who has supernatural abilities. Knowing that Duuza had chained Death and causing a massive outbreak of undeads, he set off on a quest to find Death & release it. He is travelling with Phareus. He fights with a Zweihander.
Olonrae (Olonlae), a rogue drow prince. He is the son of Orfeo, the Drow king. He was unwilling to participate in the all out war between The Drow Kingdom and The Hive, believing that peace was the solution. Due to this, he was wanted by the Drows for treason. He fights with a curve sword.
Orfeo (オルフェオ Orufeo), The Drow king who hates mankind and an accomplice of Duuza. Orfeo was the person who ignited the war between his kingdom and The Hive. He fights with a longsword & pistol sword.
Phareus , a young satyr who is the travelling companion of Noir. He is searching for his former master, Agbayani, believing that he will find him on his travel with Noir. He fights with nunchuks.
Raquelle (Rakerru), a mysterious nephillim woman from Noir's past. She is currently seeking for him after having a vision of Noir's death in the hand of Saki. She fights with a magical orb.
Rosela (とっぱつせ, Rosura), the sister of Agatha & a former servant of Duuza. She is on a run from her sister & Duuza's undead army after she betrayed them. She have a bitter rivalry with her sister. She fights with an iai sword,
Saki (サキ Saki), a descendant of an ancient tribe who sealed Duuza's body a millenia ago. She is on a quest to find Duuza and re-sealed him again, this time along with his soul, even though she will have to sacrifice herself in the process. She is currently travelling with Shizuku. She fights with a lance & dagger.
Duuza, an ancient demon who is responsible for the rapid events of resurrection of the deads. His soul manage to escape the underworld by chaining Death itself, & opening the underworld gate to let the souls of the dead escape. Now stronger then he's ever been, he plots to change the world into a massive field of undeads, with him as king. He fights hand-to-hand, along with the ability to shoot energy beams and generate dark wings from his back.
Shizuku (しずくShizuku), a ninja from the Fu-ma clan. She is a loyal friend of Saki. She accompany her on her journey to find Duuza. She fights with dual kodachi.
Suikazan (西瓜山 Suikazan), a master swordsman known as "The Scarlet Samurai". He had massacered many warriors & person who had challege him & failed to even amuse him. He is searching for someone who can do what those warriors cannot. He fights with a katana.
Greggory Szymon , a well-known pirate who was said to have travel the whole world. He fights with a rapier.
E , the immortal leader of the Gra Skugga. He fights with a golden sword and shield.
Adrianna "Ria" Szymon , a wanderer and the estranged daughter og Greggory Szymon. Like her father, she fights with a rapier.
Galanoth , a legendary gladiator known as "The Bronze Dragon". He is one of the undead who escaped the underworld. His mind is controlled by Duuza, becoming his strongest minion. He fights with a giant Zweihander.
Jilynore Tazzala, queen of The Hive, and an accomplice of Duuza. Believing that her goal was alike to Duuza's image of a new world, she allied herself with him, againts The Drow Kingdom. She fights with a snake sword.
- Quick Battle
- Tag Team
- Versus Battle
- Tag Team
- Character Creation
- Despite introducing a set of new characters, Despair is in fact an old character from Soulcalibur III Abelia, who was transported along with Soul Edge and Soul Calibur from her world to the universe the game took place. This makes her the only returning character in the game.
- The game confirms that multiple universe exist within the Soul Series continuity. Four is currently known. The main universe where the main games took place, the universe where Chronicles of The Sword took place, the universe where Despair originally from, and the universe this game took place. These universes though identical, are different in some way due to several events taking place and decisions taken differently from each other. For example, in Chronicles of The Sword universe, The Cadet was the one who killed Strife, while in the universe Despair originated from, The Cadet was killed, and it was Abelia who fought Strife.