Soulcalibur VI Revisits The Story And Era Of The First Game, Bandai Namco Confirms

by Imran Khan on Dec 08, 2017 at 04:51 PM

Bandai Namco revealed Soulcalibur VI last night by asking the question "Does your soul still burn?" They released a few details on the game today to help stoke that flame.

Soulcalibur VI will "revisit the events of the original Soulcalibur to uncover hidden truths with a diverse lineup of new and returning characters," Bandai Namco said. This seemed pretty obvious from the game's initial trailer, which showed a young Mitsurugi fighting against an equally young Sophitia and what appeared to be a quick montage of the story playing backward.

The game once again has the 8-way movement system that Soulcalibur is know for, as well as a new gameplay system called Reversal Edge which enables characters to clash against each other and follow-up with counterattacks based on their opponent's actions, like a super that focuses on reading your opponent.

Soulcalibur was an arcade game that released a much-improved version on the Dreamcast in 1999. It was predated by an earlier game in the series, Soul Edge/Soul Blade, which explains how Siegfried originally came to possess the Soul Edge.

Soulcalibur VI is scheduled for release in 2018 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.


Our Take
I am pretty interested to find out what Bandai Namco's reasoning is for rebooting the series, though a lot of the younger generation cast of Soulcalibur V ended up not resonating with fans, so that might be the major reason. With the success of Tekken 7, Bandai Namco looks to be getting back into fighting games in a big way.