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Soul Calibur 5 Announced By Namco Bandai – Due In 2012 For 360 & PS3

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Indeed the Soul still burns.

That bastard isn’t ever going to flicker out is it? Especially now that at their Dubai event, Namco Bandai have confirmed that a fifth entry in their famed weapon-based fighter series, Soul Calibur, is in the works.

Details are predictably sparse and the inevitably the company hype machine is operating in maximum vagueness mode, promising “Various elements of the battle system have been improved and new elements added to make the game more exciting, alongside online and character creation features being expanded.”

What we do know for sure, is that the game is supposedly a direct continuation from Soul Calibur IV which is set some seventeen years later. A number of fighters from the series past will return, alongside the expected flood of new warriors including the main character, Patroklos, son of Sophitia Alexandra, upon whom the story will be primarily based.

The PR blurb reads:

“Soul Calibur V is set to advance the series’ legacy of white-knuckled weapon-based combat, beautiful graphics and groundbreaking features, entrancing newcomers and long-time fans alike,”.

“The tale of Patroklos, son of Sophitia Alexandra, unfolds as his family’s destiny intertwines with the Soul swords. With the series revolutionary 8-way run, allowing for true 3D movement during matches, a refined battle system, and stunning graphics, Soul Calibur V will be the top game of 2012 for anyone looking for a knock-down, drag-out fight.”

More details, including what I would hope is some actual gameplay, will be shown at E3. In the meantime be satisfied with this teaser trailer that pretty much tells you bugger all about the game:

Written by bitsnark

May 11, 2011 at 9:06 am

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