The upcoming Soulcalibur VI is already shaping up to be a favourite here in the office. The redesigns of characters we know and love, and the seeming subtle alterations to the mechanics of the series make this a very exciting prospect.
Bandai Namco Europe really burst our hype ceiling when they announced yesterday that two more characters are coming to Soulcalibur VI, both of them being returning legacy characters and bolstering the known roster up to seventeen, with two new characters one of which is a guest.
First character announced is Astaroth, a golem created by the leader of an evil cult. Imbued with an amazing strength as well as the martial art experience of highly skilled warriors, he is the perfect weapon to serve the cult doctrine of destruction and rebirth. All too aware of his mission, the creature is tirelessly seeking for the cursed sword.
He was granted power during his creation by Ares, the Greek god of war, and the god remains the golem’s one true master. Astaroth’s fighting style is based on the White Giant that Ares once observed, but the golem doesn’t seem to care that his style is a mere copy. All that matters to him is how many people his techniques enable him to kill, and how cruelly he can do it…
Secondly is the legendary Seong Mi-Na. When her father decided to search for a marriage suitor for her, she decided to run away. In her flight, she took the most precious treasure of the Seong family, the Scarlet Thunder a weapon passed down through countless generations.
As one would expect of the only daughter of the Seong family master, Seong Mi-Na trained fiercely in the art of the longsword and acquired great strength and agility. Despite the weight of her weapon, she wields it with disconcerting ease and grace.
Soulcalibur VI will launch 19th October 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
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