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For the first time in series history the fifth installment to Namco’s Soul Calibur franchise moves the story forward significantly. Set seventeen years after the events of the fourth game, Soul Calibur V introduces long time fans of the series to a fresh new, younger cast of characters while keeping the right mix of familiar faces around. With this edition of Soul Calibur Project Soul ( the developers behind the series ) took several bold steps with the fighter as an attempt to attract new players but was it enough to keep the soul burning?
The fighting game genre is back, and this year, it’s bigger than ever. With many of the major fighters expected to make a comeback this year, fans of the genre will have a lot to choose from. And many sore fingers.
1: Soul Calibur V
Starting the year off with a bang is Namco Bandai’s Soul Calibur V.The weapon based fighter’s return to the spotlight after a near four year absence paves the way for a big year ahead. Soul Calibur V takes place seventeen years after the fourth installment and introduces a new cast of younger fighters, while playing host to returning favorites.
Keeping up with a tradition that began with Soul Calibur II, the fifth game in the series includes special guest character Ezio Auditore da Firenze from Ubisoft’s acclaimed Assassin’s Creed franchise. Tekken creator, Katsuhiro Harada, also gets in on the fun as a special non-playable character in the game’s Quick Match mode. Namco is promising a better online experience with Soul Calibur V, with an improved netcode to prevent nasty lag issues.
Soul Calibur V is due out in North America on January 31st followed by a February 2nd and 3rd release in Japan and Europe, respectively.
What a week it was for Soul Calibur Fans. First, we had FooBear’s Live Blog coverage from the Soul Calibur V Event in San Francisco, then Sakinah confirmed Ezio as a playable guest character. Here is the first picture of Soul Calibur V Collectors Edition available Jan 31st and Feb 3rd, 2012 in North America and Europe respectively.
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Namco has confirmed that Assassin’s Creed 2 protagonist, Ezio Auditore, will be included in Soul Calibur V as a special guest character. Unlike in the past where guest characters in the weapon based fighter would be exclusive to certain systems, Ezio will be available to unlock on both the PS3 and 360.
See Ubisoft’s famous assassin in action in the following trailer:
Along with the announcement Namco also revealed that SC V will be launching in North America on January 31st and on February 3rd in Europe. A Collector’s Edition of the game will include an art book, ‘Making of’ DVD, original soundtrack plus a DLC card which unlocks the Black Knight and Paladin armour sets.