Soulcalibur VI
SC6 Cover
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
Soulcalibur Pachislot
Soulcalibur VI (ソウルキャリバーVI, Sourukyaribaa Shikkusu) is the seventh installment in Namco's Soul series of fighting games. It is a reboot of the series which will cover events starting pre-Soulcalibur, and was announced at The Game Awards 2017.

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The game had begun development before 2014.[1] 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 that has been in every game since Soul Edge. He wears a modified version of his Soulcalibur outfit.[2]

Sophitia Alexandra (ソフィーティア・アレクサンドル, Sofītia Arekusandoru) is the older sister to Cassandra and Lucius. 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.[3]

Nightmare (ナイトメア, Naitomea) makes his return in the game. His appearance is an updated version of his Soulcalibur costume.

Chai Xianghua (チャイ・シャンファ, Chai Shanfa, Chinese: 柴香華 Pinyin: Chái Xiānghuà), fighting with her Chinese sword. She wears a new outfit.

Kilik (キリク, Kiriku), using his staff. He seems to suffer from malfestation, though the implications on his fighting style are still unknown. His costume seems to be a mix of his different appearances.[4]

Isabella "Ivy" Valentine (イザベラ・バレンタイン - アイヴィー, Izabera Barentain - Aivī) makes her come back with her signature sword. She appears younger with a modified version of her Soulcalibur outfit.

Zasalamel (ザサラメール, Zasaramēru), using his scythe and wearing a brand new costume. He can manipulate time and has inherited some moves from Abyss.

New Characters

Grøh (グロー, Gurō) is a brand new character, shown wielding a dual-bladed weapon.[5]

Guest Characters

Geralt of Rivia is a witcher and the main protagonist of the Witcher series by Andrzej Sapkowski.


The game will take place during the 16th Century, in 1586. It is a retelling of the events during the original Soulcalibur era.[6]

Game Mechanics

  • SC6 Reversal Edge

    Reversal Edge

    Soulcalibur VI introduces a brand new feature called Reversal Edge, which can be performed using a single button. This triggers a slow-motion exchange with a single button input from each player, with the outcome decided by a much more complicated version of rock, paper, scissors.
  • 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 it also seems to affect hairstyles.[7][8]
  • 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, and is free of any gauge cost.
  • Critical Edge returns from Soulcalibur V, largely unchanged.[9]
  • Soul Charge returns since Soulcalibur III, completely overhauled. It can cause certain characters to transform into different versions of themselves, granting special abilities.

Game Modes

  • Character Creation, considered a "very appealing feature," is set to return.[10]


The game will feature "Signature 16th century stages".[11] It also appears that stages will have some sort of time-of-day system.[12]

  • Shrine of Eurydice: Cloud Sanctuary
  • Snow-Capped Showdown
  • Kaer Morhen (Geralt of Rivia's guest character stage)


  • The game will feature old characters from previous games, as well as some newcomers.[13]
  • It has been stated that Soulcalibur VI will return the series to its roots.[14]
  • Like past games, Soulcalibur VI will feature at least one Guest character.[15]
  • It will be the first game in the series to be released on PC.
  • The Character Select screen shows a minimum of 20 playable characters. However, that is not the final representative of characters available.[16]


Character Artwork




  1. ^ States when development began.
  2. ^ Mitsurugi appears in the trailer.
  3. ^ Sophitia appears in the trailer.
  4. ^ EVO Japan trailer.
  5. ^ The mystery character appears at the end of the trailer.
  6. ^ Mentions the year the game takes place, during the era of the original Soulcalibur.
  7. ^ Sophitia breaks Mitsurugi's armour
  8. ^ Sophitia's braid comes out after a certain armour break
  9. ^ The gameplay video shows Mitsurugi activating the Critical Edge.
  10. ^ States the return of Character Creation.
  11. ^ Mentions how the stages are in the 16th century
  12. ^ Time of day seems to change during rounds.
  13. ^ Mentions the cast of characters.
  14. ^ Mentions how the game is turning back to its roots
  15. ^ States the presence of guest character/s.
  16. ^ Shows article screenshot at 1:19.

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