Rejoice SoulCalibur fans: Bandai Namco has announced SoulCalibur 6 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
In the announcement trailer we see Sophitia fighting someone who resembles a younger Mitsurugi. One thing of particular interest is that both their weapons are glowing different colors, with could be purely aesthetic based on the weapon or perhaps a special mechanic that players will have to learn. SoulCalibur 6 is being developed in Unreal Engine, just as Tekken 7 was, and it looks like the game has also inherited the dynamic camera angle.
SoulCalibur is a long-running series that has been around since 1995 when it debuted as Soul Edge on arcades. It only became formally known as Soul Caliber when a follow-up title was released on arcade and the Sega Dreamcast in 1998. Unfortunately, we haven’t seen a mainline entry in the series since the release of SoulCaliber 5 in 2012 and a little afterward when an HD version of SoulCalibur 2 was released for last-generation consoles in 2013. Since then, Bandai Namco has more or less focused entirely on its other fighting game series, Tekken, only opting to release a short-lived F2P title in 2014 called SoulCalibur: Lost Souls.
It looks like that trend is over.
SoulCalibur 6 is due out for the PS4, Xbox One and PC in 2018. in 2018.
Check out the announcement trailer below: