Soul Calibur VI: Developers Say It's A Reboot

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When the debut trailer of Soul Calibur VI was released, fans were surprised to see younger versions of Mitsurugi and Sophitia fighting each other. This immediately got gamers talking, wondering if this would be a prequel, reboot, or even a side story of the series. It turns out Bandai Namco are leaning towards the second option, as a developer interview with Famitsu (via Gematsu) has confirmed that the sixth game will retell the story from the beginning.

Despite having VI in the title, the game's producers told the gaming magazine that the keyword for the next year's fighter is "reboot." In the interview, they reveal that a sixth game was decided upon when they realized it was going to be the 20th anniversary soon and that no other fighting game adapted the 3D weapon-based mechanics of Soul Calibur. Guilty Gear is 2D, so it doesn't count.

Other interesting mechanics discussed include the possible return of character creation, new characters, the possibility of guest fighters like in previous games, the Reversal Edge seen in gameplay trailers, and the return of Critical Edges from Soul Calibur V. It will be interesting to see the Critical Edge mechanic return, after the mixed reception Soul Calibur V got from fans.

Soul Calibur VI is coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC sometime in 2018.

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