Soulcalibur VI Adds Tira As DLC, Introduces Libra Of Soul Story Mode
Update: We received word from Bandai Namco that Tira is available day one regardless of whether you purchased or preordered the Soulcalibur VI season pass. If you did not purchase the season pass at all, she is available standalone, but you do not get her early either way.
The original story is as follows:
With Soulcalibur VI launching later this year, fans are wondering which of their favorite characters might be returning for this soft reboot. While mainstays like Sophitia and Mitsurugi were never in doubt, Soulcalibur VI has not had many major returning villains yet with characters like Cervantes still MIA. The villainous aspect at least is being addressed with the reintroduction of Tira through a new trailer today.
Tira is the first announced DLC character for the game, which itself does not come out for two months. While she is part of the season pass, she will also be available as standalone DLC later, though Bandai Namco's wording seems to imply that preordering the season pass is the only way to get her early. The Soulcalibur community is fairly split on whether announcing the DLC before the entire roster for the game has even been revealed is alright or not, but Tekken brand manager Mark Julio argues that it's an extra incentive to reward players who purchase early.
People look at DLC as a negative. It’s a preorder bonus, so if you were buying game anyways you’ll get access to Tira no problem. There’s nothing wrong with giving incentive to those who are purchasing the title.— Mark Julio (マークマン) (@MarkMan23) August 21, 2018
Bandai Namco also revealed the Libra of Soul story mode, which involves the series' divisive but unique create-a-character mode. Players create their own fighter and work their way through the ranks of other warriors both from the game and designed by other players to get to the top of the mode. You can check out the trailer for it below.
The mode is separate from the other Soulcalibur VI story mode, which uses interstitial art and dialogue to tell the story of how everything returned back in time.
Soulcalibur VI is releasing on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 19.