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SoulCalibur 6 Adds Astaroth, Seong Mi-Na

by Jelani James

Two series mainstays set to return.

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Bandai Namco has announced that Astaroth and Seong Mi-Na will both be coming to SoulCalibur 6.

The announcement came prior to the start of Tekken 7 Top 8 at EVO 2018, when producer Motohiro Okubo came out on the main stage to make the announcement, as well as promise more info in the coming week. New characters? Mode details? Okubo declined to share any details, so let’s just take a look at who we got for now.

Astaroth, a golem originally made by the greek god Ares in order to find the Soul Edge, has been a mainstay in the series since the original SoulCalibur. He, along with Nightmare — who became his master later on — and Siegfried, is one of the harder-hitting characters in the game, using his massive axe to quickly maim any opponent who dare underestimate him.

Meanwhile, Seong Mi-Na, the daughter of a famed martial artist from Korea, has been around since Soul Edge but was absent in Soulcalbur 5. With her trademark naginata, much like with Kilik and his Bo Staff, she’s able to reliably deal damage to opponents while also keeping them at a distance where they’re unable to do the same back to her.

Per usual, both of them have super attacks which allow them to lay the pain on their opponent when the time is right. Astaroth sees him grab his opponent then throwing them on the floor, before shoving the head of the axe into their back and jumping up into the air, spinning a few times and then finally slamming them back into the ground. Seong Mi-Na’s, on the other hand, is far more graceful, but no less deadly, with her knocking her opponent into the air, before jumping after them and hitting them several times and then finishing the onslaught with one final strike from the ground.

With Astaroth and Seong Mi-Na confirmed, SoulCalibur 6’s roster is now at a sizable 17. Really, all we’re missing at this point are Cervantes, Rock, Lizardman and Hwang (Inferno and Edge Master too) for a full house. And considering what Bandai Namco is doing with the game it might be interesting to see Raphael in the game too, just so we can more of what happened during the Evil Seed incident and the immediate fallout.

SoulCalibur 6 is due out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on Oct. 19.

Check out the reveal trailer below:

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