Bandai Namco made an enormous announcement throughout The Sport Awards 2017 when Namco producer Katsuhiro Harada stepped on stage and co-announced that SoulCalibur 6 is coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One in some unspecified time in the future in 2018. The announcement was accompanied by a model new trailer, too.
The trailer begins by giving avid gamers a tour of a well-known trying location, set among the many pristine however deserted ruins of an historical Greek summit. After a brief flyby of the stage, we’re then launched to a a lot youthful trying Mitsurugi, who solely has the scrappy prickles of a goatee and no the place close to as many wrinkles as avid gamers might have remembered from SoulCalibur V.
We then get to see Mitsurugi and long-time sword-and-shield bearer, Sophitia, duking it out on the platform. The demi-goddess and samurai change blows in a number of fast scenes earlier than we get a stable grasp on the combating and animation methods operating on the Epic Video games’ Unreal Engine 4.
In between the clashes of the 2 iconic characters, we see glimpses of the Soul Edge and the chaos it brings to the world. That is an fascinating little bit of perception into what avid gamers can anticipate from the story mode, as a result of, based on the official description on the main website, SoulCalibur VI will revisit the occasions of the unique SoulCalibur. So does this imply Cervantes would be the essential sub-boss like within the unique Soul Blade?
So many questions, so few solutions.
The trailer itself focuses extra on the superior fight mechanics, showcasing improved animation transitions because of the Unreal Engine 4‘s superior animation tree-suite, which permits builders to mix and sculpt the transitions for characters from one set to the following in each a seamless and clean means. We are able to see how the characters in SoulCalibur VI can block excessive and low assaults with out clicking or snapping their place, however as an alternative easily transfer from blocking, to countering, to attacking like flowing water.
We additionally see that each one new parry strikes have been added, and counter-parry strikes for these of you who prefer to get technical along with your combating video games.
This sport is already exhibiting tons of promise and there is a sturdy chance that it may very well be the premiere combating sport of 2018. We see issues like combo breakers, and technicals on show, in addition to a lot of alternatives to punish, and to safeguard towards punishing. It appears prefer it may very well be an much more advanced combating sport than Namco’s 2017 outing of Tekken 7.
Many avid gamers are hoping that the create-a-swordsman mode returns together with the story mode and Weapon Grasp mode the place you’ll be able to unlock new weapons for the characters. For now all we have now is the minute lengthy teaser trailer, however anticipate extra particulars to drop as the sport preps for its 2018 launch for PS4, Xbox One and PC.