Soulcalibur VI
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Developer(s) Project Soul
Publisher(s) Bandai Namco Entertainment
Designer(s) Motohiro Okubo
Platform(s) PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Microsoft Windows
Released 2018
Genre(s) Fighting
Ratings ESRB: T (Teen)
PEGI: 16
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Soulcalibur VI (ソウルカリブールVI, Sourukaribūru Shikkusu) is the seventh installment in Namco's Soul series of fighting games. It is a reboot to the series[1], and was announced at The Game Awards 2017.


The game began development over three years ago.[2] Like Tekken 7, Soulcalibur VI uses Unreal Engine 4.


Returning Characters

Heishiro Mitsurugi (御剣 平四郎, Mitsurugi Heishirō) is a veteran of the Soul series who has been in every game since Soul Edge. He appears much younger than he did in Soulcalibur V, wearing a modified version of his Soulcalibur outfit.[3]

Sophitia Alexandra (ソフィーティア・アレクサンドル, Sofītia Arekusandoru) is the mother of Pyrrha and Patroklos, and older sister to Cassandra. She is a veteran of the Soul series and is returning since her last main appearance in Soulcalibur IV. Her outfit is derived from her Soulcalibur look.[4]

New Characters

Unknown Character is a brand new character who was shown wielding a dual-bladed weapon.[5]


The game will take place in the 16th Century, in 1586.[6] It will revisit the events of Soulcalibur, possibly being a retelling of the events.[7]

Game Mechanics

  • Soulcalibur VI introduces a brand new feature called Reversal Edge, which can be performed using a single button. This allows the player to defend against an opponent's attack and directly counter with a powerful strike.[8]
  • Armour break makes a return from Soulcalibur IV and Soulcalibur V. It appears to break different sections of armour as it did in Soulcalibur IV and also seems to affect hairstyles too.[9][10]
  • Another new game mechanic is called the Lethal Hit, an advanced system where landing certain moves in the right condition will send the opponent flying.
  • Guard Impacts make their return into the game, it is however now free of any gauge cost.
  • Critical Edge returns from Soulcalibur V largely unchanged.[11]

Game Modes

  • Character Creation, considered a very appealing feature, is set to return.[12]


The game will feature "Signature 16th century stages".[13] It also appears that stages will have some sort of time-of-day system.[14]

  • Shrine of Eurydice: Cloud Sanctuary
  • Snow-Capped Showdown


  • The game will feature old characters from previous games, as well as some newcomers.[15]
  • It has been stated that Soulcalibur VI will return the series to its roots.[16]
  • Like past games, Soulcalibur VI will feature at least one Guest character.[17]
  • It will be the first game in the series to be released on PC.
  • According to the Character Select screen, there will be a total of 20 playable characters. Unless you take away two slots for Custom Characters and Random then there will be 18.[18]
    • Although, this is an early build of the game and could change before release.


Character Artwork




  1. ^ states it's a reboot
  2. ^ States when development began.
  3. ^ Mitsurugi appears in the trailer.
  4. ^ Sophitia appears in the trailer.
  5. ^ The mystery character appears at the end of the trailer.
  6. ^ Mentions the exact date
  7. ^ Namco said the game will “revisit the events of the original Soulcalibur.”
  8. ^ Talks about the new mechanic called "Reversal Edge"
  9. ^ Sophitia breaks Mitsurugi's armour
  10. ^ Sophitia's braid comes out after a certain armour break
  11. ^ The gameplay video shows Mitsurugi activating the Critical Edge.
  12. ^ States the return of Character Creation.
  13. ^ Mentions how the stages are in the 16th century
  14. ^ Time of day seems to change during rounds.
  15. ^ Mentions the cast of characters.
  16. ^ Mentions how the game is turning back to its roots
  17. ^ States the presence of guest character/s.
  18. ^ Character Select screen is shown.

Start a Discussion Discussions about Soulcalibur VI

  • Soulcalibur VI Character Pages

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    • ColColton wrote:Okay, so I made up Sophitia's pages. I'm thinking, what information/sections should be on the overview page? Ev...
    • LunchPolice wrote:Hold on a minute, might we be jumping the gun a bit here? We know "the theme of the game is reboot". But they co...
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    • Sophitia never was Elysium. Rather, Elysium is the living incarnation of Soul Calibur who took the form of Sophitia to manipulate Patrok...
    • Maybe you're talling her "you suppose to be dead now stay dead" Or is she an unsent like Auron from Final Fantasy 10?

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