The wait for a new Soulcalibur game is coming to an end soon as publisher Bandai Namco released an announcement trailer for Soulcalibur 6 at The Game Awards.
The weapons-based fighting game will run on Unreal Engine 4, just like their other fighting title, Tekken 7. The first Soulcalibur was released in the arcades almost 20 years ago, back in 1998. It will be just in time to celebrate the franchise's 20-year anniversary as Soulcalibur 6 is set to be released in 2018, but the exact date is yet to be revealed.
The trailer also showed some fight scenes between two iconic characters of the series, Sophitia and Mitsurugi. Mitsurugi's looks so much younger than when he is in Soulcalibur 5 and the costume he's wearing has some resemblances to his outfit in Soul Edge. Does this mean that Soulcalibur 6 is a prequel instead of a continuation? It also seems like there will be a new parry/counter move as well as a new mechanic that has never been seen in previous Soulcalibur games. At the end of the trailer, Bandai Namco also teased a new character that wields a double-edged sword, but will it be an original character or a crossover? The wait continues.
Soulcalibur 6 will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and for the first time, PC.