Bandai Namco, developers of Soul Calibur have shown off the latest version of the weapon-based gaming franchise.
The big reveal through a trailer at The Game Awards divulged some new character additions to the Soul Calibur VI, a renewed style and an extra fine-tuning to the gameplay. Returning Characters, Sophita and Mitsurugi were seen to have radiated a renewed youthfulness, compared with their previous appearances in the preceding Soul Calibur versions and heralded the introduction of a newcomer, Groh.
The new fighter, Groh exudes a mystic aura, channelling dark energy and wielding a detachable, double-sided sword. Through his soul meter, Groh is extremely good with speed, powered- up and energised, capable of swinging his detachable blade afar off an attack against his opponents. Not a bad option when compared with other newcomers the series presents.
Returning characters, the young warrior Xianghua, the Soul Edge construct Nightmare and the cursed monk Kilik were also featured in the Soul Calibur VI.
Powered by Unreal Engine 4, Soul Calibur IV displays visual sharper and more detailed than its preceding versions. Its fresh mechanic referred to as the “Reversal Edge” inputs a higher level of tension and scenic cinematography to the fight scenes. Likewise, the Soul Calibur’s IV has some new tricks added in terms of weapon strikes, core fight and dodges.
The emergence of the new Soul Calibur IV, however, announced in the last quarter of 2017 can be attested to be up to standard. Another strong point of the Soul Calibur IV is presented in its balance between the mechanics and the accessible gameplay with an incorporation of fun as the previous series are accustomed to.
It would definitely be exciting to watch as the Soul Calibur’s IV main story would be combined with the in-game considering its focus on reimagining the events of the original Soul Calibur V.
Soul Calibur series since its debut in 2012 is predicted to be played at the Evo Japan 2018 and can be assumed to have kept gaming enthusiasts in anticipation as to the guest characters they are likely going to see play alongside the familiar characters.