Soulcalibur V Announced! Trailer & Character Art

Posted by Grey Thursday, May 12, 2011

"Transcending History and the World, A Tale of Souls and Swords, Eternally Retold..." Brace yourself for the return of one of the greatest fighting game franchises.

It has been three years since the last entry in the Soul series (discounting the spin-off title, Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny, exclusively on PSP) the other much-beloved fighting game series from Namco (with the other one undoubtedly being the Tekken series). In Soulcalibur IV, released in 2008 on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, we had a pleasant surprise crossover experience with the run-in interference from our favorite Sith Lord Darth Vader on the PlayStation 3 and Yoda on the Xbox 360, as well as Galen Marek/The Apprentice character from the Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. Just what can we expect in Soulcalibur V?

Announced during a press conference at Namco Bandai's "Level Up Dubai 2011" event, Soulcalibur V, the sixth installment of the series is currently in development for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 release in 2012.

Without further ado, hit the jump to check out the awesome (as always) trailer for the game.

Just a few days ago, we have seen game director Daishi Odashima giving us some really intriguing details on the respective breast measurements of the ladies in the series. Ever since the announcement, Odashima has been tweeting incessantly with numerous interesting information on the much anticipated sequel.

First and foremost, Soulcalibur V picks up 17 years after the events of Soulcalibur IV, and will be featuring an all-new protagonist.

Here's the first image of Patroklos, the son of Sophitia Alexandra (series veteran and resident Greek bimbo warrior)and Rothion (well, an unknown I guessed).

And his big, bad sword.
And as expected, Siegfried Schtauffen, the series' long-tortured protagonist who happened to be an emo dark knight with a cause, will be sporting a more grizzled look due to the 17 years gap between the title. Hit the jump and click on the image to check him out in high resolution.

While more details for the sequel were promised for this June's E3 event, stay tuned to Odashima's Twitter page for more breaking info. For example, he has just tweeted the below image earlier today.

And there's other interesting tidbits at his Twitter page, liked when he tweeted, Actually, I asked the company if we can call the game “Soul Edge 2” but they said “no”.

Now that's an intriguing thought to sit on, especially when the series is heading into a nearly two decades jump. For the uninformed, Soul Edge, released in 1996 for the arcades and PlayStation (Soul Blade in USA, Europe and Australia), is the first title in the series, followed by Soulcalibur in 1998 for the arcades and Dreamcast. Here's a trip down memory lane with the classic opening CG for the 1996 title.

Brings a tear to my eye everything I watch this.


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