The soul still burns: Bandai Namco has officially confirmed that the popular fighter Soul Calibur will be returning for its sixth installment in 2018.
Welcome back to The Stage of History! #SOULCALIBURVI is coming to PS4, XB1, and Steam in 2018. Check out the announcement trailer and get ready for the triumphant return of 3D weapons-based fighting! pic.twitter.com/gbizERBsvX
— SOULCALIBUR_official (@soulcalibur) December 8, 2017
The news broke as part of an announcement made by Bandai Namco during last night’s Game Awards ceremony. After a short introduction by the developers, a reveal trailer was streamed for the 3D weapon-based fighting game.
Welcome back to The Stage of History! We’re extremely excited to announce that Soul Calibur VI arrives on PlayStation 4 in 2018 and marks the triumphant return of the premier 3D weapons-based fighting game series.
The epic battle rages on as the greatest warriors continue their search for the legendary Soul Swords. Set in the 16th Century, the latest chapter will revisit events from the original Soul Calibur to uncover hidden secrets. Each player will soon come to realize that, “History hides away more than one truth…”
Powered by Unreal Engine 4, Soul Calibur VI will feature jaw-dropping graphics and visual effects. Classic characters like Mitsurugi and Sophitia are rendered at a level never before seen in the series. The highly detailed weapon effects and stages makes each 1 vs 1 battle feel dynamic and immersive.
The fast and kinetic gameplay of Soul Calibur returns alongside new strategic battle mechanics like, Reversal Edge. This technique gives the player an opportunity to read an opponents’ attack and land a powerful counter. Fans of the series will also enjoy the return of fluid 8-Way Run movement and the unforgettable Ring Outs.
Players can expect a diverse roster of warriors including fan-favorites and some fierce newcomers. Each character will have their own signature weapon, fighting style, and identity. Stay tuned as we’ll have more updates on characters soon!
Although no release window was given aside from “2018”, the platforms that the game will launch on were confirmed as the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam. Interestingly enough, this follows heavy rumors over the past couple weeks that the title may see release on the Nintendo Switch as well. However, at least so far, this does not appear to be the case.