NieR:Automata’s 2B Coming to SoulCalibur VI as DLC

Glory to Mankind.

by Dylan Siegler
SoulCalibur 6 2B

The SoulCalibur series is largely known (at least to its casual fans) for two things: characters with big swords and guest characters. And the series sure has had quite a selection of sword-wielding guest characters over the years, from The Legend of Zelda‘s Link in the GameCube version of SoulCalibur II, to Star Wars‘ Yoda and Darth Vader in SoulCalibur IV, to The Witcher‘s Geralt of Rivia in the latest installment, SoulCalibur VI. The newest game in the series apparently isn’t content with just one guest character, though, as the future inclusion of another one was just revealed.

Bandai Namco recently announced that 2B, the main protagonist of last year’s hit action-RPG NieR:Automata, will be joining the SoulCalibur VI roster as part of the game’s DLC season pass. 2B will use plenty of moves and weapons recognizable to NieR:Automata fans, including using both her Virtuous Contract and Virtuous Treaty swords in her dual-sword combat style and using her Pod for various Pod Programs. 2B will also come with her Kainé costume as an alternate outfit, more weapons, a new stage based on NieR:Automata‘s City Ruins area, and new background music that is a new take on the “City Ruins” track from NieR:Automata‘s soundtrack.

2B’s inclusion in SoulCalibur VI will be “coming soon.” You can watch her full character reveal trailer below.

About The Author

Dylan Siegler has a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Redlands. He has copy edited novels and short stories and is the editor of nearly all marketing materials for RoKo Marketing. In addition to his professional work, Dylan is also working on several of his own projects. Some of these projects include a novel that satirizes the very nature of novel writing as an art and a short film that parodies buddy cop movies. His short story “Day 3658,” a look into a future ten years into a zombie apocalypse, is being published in September of 2017 in Microcosm Publishing’s compilation Bikes in Space IV: Biketopia. His political satire "The Devil's Advocates" is currently available for free (the link to this story can be found on his Facebook page).