Soul Calibur VI Game Reveals Newcomer Character Azwel in Video
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming a new video on Saturday for its Soul Calibur VI fighting game for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The video reveals the brand-new character Azwel.
The company describes the character:
"You shall be sacrificed for the human race!" Azwel, Leader of Humanity, wields the powerful weapon Palindrome which grants him the ability to manifest weapons out of thin air!
The game will launch on October 18 in Japan, and on October 19 in the Americas and Europe.
The North American collector's edition will include a 120-page artbook, 12-inch Sophitia figure, metal case with soundbox, and the soundtrack on CD. The North American deluxe edition will include the soundtrack CD, metal case with soundbox, and a DLC season pass. The European collector's edition will include the figure, DLC season pass, and a digital soundtrack.
Previously confirmed playable characters include Mitsurugi, Sophitia, Grøh, Nightmare, Xianghua, Kilik, Ivy, Zasalamel, Siegfried, The Witcher's Geralt of Rivia, Taki, Yoshimitsu, Maxi, Talim, Astaroth, Voldo, and Seong Mi-Na. Tira will be a pre-order bonus for the game, and she will also be available as a standalone DLC or as part of the game's Season Pass.
The game's "Libra of Soul" story mode allows players to create their own character.
The Soul Calibur series began with the Soul Blade game in 1995. The 3D fighter features characters who all utilize weapons in combat. The previous main installment in the series, Soul Calibur V, shipped for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2012.
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