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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 of the series[1], and was announced at The Game Awards 2017.

Development

The game had begun development before 2014.[2] Like Tekken 7, Soulcalibur VI uses Unreal Engine 4.

Characters

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 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 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.[4]

New Characters

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

Plot

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 allows the player to defend against an opponent's attack and directly counter with a powerful strike.[7]
  • 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.[8][9]
  • 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.[10]

Game Modes

  • Character Creation, considered a "very appealing feature," is set to return.[11]

Stages

The game will feature "Signature 16th century stages".[12] It also appears that stages will have some sort of time-of-day system.[13]

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

Trivia

  • The game will feature old characters from previous games, as well as some newcomers.[14]
  • It has been stated that Soulcalibur VI will return the series to its roots.[15]
  • Like past games, Soulcalibur VI will feature at least one Guest character.[16]
  • 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.[17]

Gallery

Character Artwork

Screenshots

Videos

References

  1. ^ https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/wccftech.com/soulcalibur-vi-development/amp/ states it's a reboot
  2. ^ http://metro.co.uk/2017/12/18/soulcalibur-vi-hands-on-preview-and-interview-we-want-to-realise-the-feel-good-factor-7167281/ States when development began.
  3. ^ https://youtu.be/m1sdAmSq4vs Mitsurugi appears in the trailer.
  4. ^ https://youtu.be/m1sdAmSq4vs Sophitia appears in the trailer.
  5. ^ https://youtu.be/m1sdAmSq4vs The mystery character appears at the end of the trailer.
  6. ^ https://gematsu.com/2017/12/soulcalibur-vi-theme-reboot-emphasizes-enjoyment-sword-fighting-single-button Mentions the year the game takes place, during the era of the original Soulcalibur.
  7. ^ https://www.gamespot.com/articles/soulcalibur-6-announced-first-gameplay-details-rev/1100-6455475/ Talks about the new mechanic called "Reversal Edge"
  8. ^ https://youtu.be/iA6US0jfqNA Sophitia breaks Mitsurugi's armour
  9. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlbqI-uL9Ik Sophitia's braid comes out after a certain armour break
  10. ^ https://youtu.be/iUUS-Smwc40?t=2m29s The gameplay video shows Mitsurugi activating the Critical Edge.
  11. ^ https://gematsu.com/2017/12/soulcalibur-vi-theme-reboot-emphasizes-enjoyment-sword-fighting-single-button States the return of Character Creation.
  12. ^ https://www.gamespot.com/articles/soulcalibur-6-announced-first-gameplay-details-rev/1100-6455475/ Mentions how the stages are in the 16th century
  13. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlbqI-uL9Ik Time of day seems to change during rounds.
  14. ^ https://www.gamespot.com/articles/soulcalibur-6-announced-first-gameplay-details-rev/1100-6455475/ Mentions the cast of characters.
  15. ^ https://www.gamespot.com/articles/soulcalibur-6-announced-first-gameplay-details-rev/1100-6455475/ Mentions how the game is turning back to its roots
  16. ^ https://gematsu.com/2017/12/soulcalibur-vi-theme-reboot-emphasizes-enjoyment-sword-fighting-single-button States the presence of guest character/s.
  17. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UH5IV5fcThs Shows article screenshot at 1:19.

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