Namco has shown off six new characters for its upcoming Soul Calibur V. SCV takes place 17 years after the events of the lackluster SCIV. The new main character for this entry is Sophitia’s son, Patroklos. Pyrrha, Sophitia’s daughter (thus Patroklos sister) has been shown as well. As expected, they don the sword & shield like their mother. Ivy seems to have not aged at all for the past 17 years. But I think she realized a lot of people were looking at her assets last time and decided to cover up. That ninja girl, now revealed to be Taki’s disciple, is Natsu. Will she be replacing Taki in the fighting arena is yet to be seen. Mitsurugi. Older. Badass. Siegfried is back, sporting some stubble and, if the story of Soul Calibur is anything to go by, probably too powerful for his own good. And we have Zwei, a new fighter that just screams Maxi wannabe. But, he doesn’t use nun-chucks. He appears to be using a tonfa-like sword (which would make one believe he’s had some interaction with Talim), but his weapon is much bigger than Talim’s tonfas, and he only has one. Lots of mystery surrounding this guy. Gallery after the jump.
Agreed on Soul Calibur IV. It just felt so underwhelming. Even III has a place in my heart, due to the charming effort and gorgeous soundtrack (seriously, the create a character screen has what might be the best music in the whole series, in my opinion). I’ll reserve excitement on this one, and continue to be hyped over Tekken Tag 2.
I still like Taki’s theme though from SCII. And same here about SCIII being the better entry. They new they couldn’t go online, so they expanded on the single-player aspect of the game. Fitting for gamers like us.