Bandai Namco has finally announced a new SoulCalibur fighting game, with the new sequel due out in 2018 on consoles and PC.
There’s been rumours or a while now, but this time it’s official: SoulCalibur VI is real and it’s going to be out sometime next year.
In keeping with all The Game Awards announcements there wasn’t much substantial information to go on, with the video below showing a brief fight between series mainstays Mitsurugi and Sophitia.
Like this year’s Tekken 7 the game is being built using Unreal Engine 4, and is scheduled for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC (so no Switch version).
The SoulCalibur series never managed to take advantage of the fighting game renaissance of recent years, in the same way as other franchises have, and there hasn’t been a new mainline entry since 2012.
One of the big questions now though will be what the guest character for the game will be, with previous sequels having featured everyone from Assassin’s Creed II’s Ezio to Darth Vader.
It’ll also be interesting to see whether the new sequel takes advantage of the series’ reputation for great single-player content, something which more recent games have consistently failed to do.
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