Soul Calibur VI Game Adds NieR: Automata's 2B as Playable Character

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Character is 1 of 3 extra characters available with game's season pass

Bandai Namco Entertainment and Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming a video on Saturday to reveal that the NieR: Automata character YoRHa No. 2 Type B (2B) is joining the Soul Calibur VI fighting game as a playable character. 2B is one of three of the game's extra season pass characters, along with a fourth bonus character Tira. The companies stated 2B would join the game "soon."

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Bandai Namco Entertainment America describes the character:

A new guest character will be joining the stage of history! Meet YoRHa No. 2 Type B from Square Enix's NieR: Automata. 2B and her dual blades, Virtuous Contract & Virtuous Treaty, are designed for combat against machine lifeforms, employing acrobatic leaps and mid-air slashes, lightning-fast evasions and perfectly coordinated strikes! She will be making her way to the #SOULCALIBURVI along with her own stage and background music.

Soul Calibur VI launched for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 18 in Japan, and on October 19 in the Americas and Europe.

Playable characters include Mitsurugi, Sophitia, Grøh, Nightmare, Xianghua, Kilik, Ivy, Zasalamel, Siegfried, The Witcher's Geralt of Rivia, Taki, Yoshimitsu, Maxi, Talim, Astaroth, Voldo, Seong Mi-Na, Cervantes, Raphael, Inferno, and new character Azwel. Tira is 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.

Sources: Bandai Namco Entertainment America's YouTube channel, Bandai Namco Entertainment's YouTube channel

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