Here’s a first look at Soulcalibur 6

UPDATE: Bandai Namco has released first details of Soulcalibur 6, and it confirms the game revisits the events of the original 1998 Soulcalibur game.

The story revolves around the search for the Soul Swords, and takes place in the 16th century. Bandai Namco promised we’ll “uncover hidden truths”.

Gameplay mechanics wise, Soulcalibur 6 features the Reversal Edge system, which lets you land a counter attack while in guard. We don’t know exactly how it works, but we do know that if you’re able to read your opponent’s techniques, Reversal Edge lets you counterattack. If it hits, the game triggers a “powerful production like a scene from an action movie highlighted by a dynamic camera”.

Characters confirmed include Soulcalibur veterans Mitsurugi Heishiro and Sophitia Alexandra.

ORIGINAL STORY: Bandai Namco has announced Soulcalibur 6, the next game in its long-running fighting game franchise.

Bandai fighting game chief Katsuhiro Harada took to the stage at The Game Awards to reveal Soulcalibur 6’s debut trailer, which includes snippets of gameplay. It’s built on Unreal Engine 4.

We see classic Soulcalibur 3D weapon-based fighting, with side-stepping, blocking and parrying. Soulcalibur 6 looks like Soulcalibur!

Soulcalibur 6 is due out on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2018.

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