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Soul Calibur V: New Fighters, Character Creation Returns

Soul Calibur V looks great. Just about anyone who went hands-on at E3 will agree, too.

And for all you fighting fans, Namco has revealed a few new details: firstly, they say "half the roster" consists of all new characters we've never seen before. Secondly, and this ought to satisfy the hardcore SC aficionados, character creation will return! This was a definite fan favorite in SCIV and we have to assume this popular mechanic will be even more diverse and in-depth in the fifth installment. Oh, and although no fighting game really needs a great storyline, Namco wants to focus a bit more on the plots next time around. This is primarily to flesh out all those new characters and give 'em backgrounds and personalities, or so we assume. Overall, there will be between 20 and 30 characters in the game, which certainly sounds like a decent roster. Who's your favorite?

I remember being pretty damn good with Maxi and Ivy. Of course, that was a loooong time ago.

Related Game(s): Soul Calibur V

Tags: scv, soul calibur v, namco, soul calibur sequel

6/9/2011 8:48:03 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (28 posts)

YashaZz
Thursday, June 09, 2011 @ 9:14:01 PM
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Cannot wait to see some more improvements!

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Highlander
Thursday, June 09, 2011 @ 9:20:37 PM
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Definitely anticipating this game greatly. But, if it doesn't have Sophitia, it will be a disaster...Xinghua better be there too.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, June 09, 2011 @ 9:23:04 PM

Of course it has Sophitia. Didn't you see that trailer? ;)

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Highlander
Thursday, June 09, 2011 @ 9:38:44 PM

Certainly I did, but I won't relax until I know for sure...

;)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, June 10, 2011 @ 12:02:34 AM

That was Cassandra in the trailer.

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Highlander
Friday, June 10, 2011 @ 1:18:40 AM

Dude, you need an eye test, Sophitia was in the trailer for all of two seconds - if that. But it was Sophitia.

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sonic1899
Friday, June 10, 2011 @ 8:50:02 AM

@WorldEndsWithMe
That was Pyrrha, not Cassandra.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, June 10, 2011 @ 2:02:03 PM

we saw different trailers i guess.

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GuyverLT
Thursday, June 09, 2011 @ 9:28:08 PM
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Kilik, Mitsurugi, Maxi, and whatever extra character they put in it.

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Scarecrow
Thursday, June 09, 2011 @ 10:05:40 PM
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Angol Fear

All I hope is that the character creation is actually good.

I've seen ps2 games with better character creators.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, June 10, 2011 @ 12:09:57 AM

Nonsense, I've remade some great characters:

http://www.psxextremeforums.com/gaming-discussion/9753-my-final-fantasy-characters-soul-calibur-iv.html?highlight=soul+calibur+IV

http://www.psxextremeforums.com/gaming-discussion/9956-more-fun-soul-calibur-iv-now-more-kratos-inside.html?highlight=soul+calibur+IV

http://www.psxextremeforums.com/gaming-discussion/11827-final-fantasy-xiii-calibur-iv.html?highlight=soul+calibur+IV

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Arvis
Friday, June 10, 2011 @ 8:08:31 AM

World, those are VERY impressive! :)

-Arvis

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Scarecrow
Friday, June 10, 2011 @ 11:23:12 AM

I'm sorry man but do you see what I see? The same 6 faces?

The same bulky or super skinny body types? (Extremely limiting)

The same 5 eye presets?

And the same 10 hairstyles?

That's NOT what you call a good character creator.

The costumes are well made, never complained about that (that's how you were able to make these FF characters). But look at the models...and tell me they're just not rehashed eyes, hairs, and body types?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, June 10, 2011 @ 2:03:49 PM

I cant' argue that scarecrow, but I still haven't seen any character creator that is better. The one in Mortal Kombat Armageddon was really good though.

You can change the body type significantly, unfortunately if you want big tits you have to give the women a big body, lol.

I do hope there are more faces and stuff in the new one though. The faces are always an issue.

And thanks Arvis.

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godsdream
Thursday, June 09, 2011 @ 11:15:26 PM
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I'm not a very interested gamer for fighting games since the street fighter 2 era, and then mortal kombat 1 and 2. I think I prefer the newest mortal kombat than this one, but maybe I'll miss a great game, so I'll check it out sooner or later.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, June 10, 2011 @ 12:11:43 AM
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This is my main fighting series and I'm not much of a fighting game fan, I love to go nuts with that character creator. I can also rip up some folks pretty good with Ivy.

The only thing holding this game back now is the DVD format.

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Highlander
Friday, June 10, 2011 @ 1:19:54 AM

They need to abandon the DVD format and go full Blu...

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Grimm_Chaos
Friday, June 10, 2011 @ 1:26:58 AM
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Is it just me or does this game look exactly like Soul Calibur 4? Even the ship stage looks exactly the same just with a new background. And that girl wasn't Cassandra it was the main characters sister. But Sophitia is definitely in the game along with her son and daughter.

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Kevin5
Friday, June 10, 2011 @ 5:56:36 AM
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The only SCV trailer that featured Sophitia was the one that had a small clip of her from SCIV. Unless i've missed a trailer that shows her actual in-game model in SCV?

Anyway, i think her & Cassandra are gone, Sophie being replaced by Pyrrha, (her daughter) & the new boy, Patroklos (Sophitia's son) replacing Cas, or maybe the other way round? Either way i'm in the same boat as you fans, i hope they're both in the game.

I love Soul Calibur but this one is going to feel alien with so many faces missing. We could be looking at a SC without Taki, Maxi, Ivy, Tira, Kilik, Talim etc all absent.

Immortal characters will most likely return because they don't have this ridiculous 17 year age gap bs Namco have going, so guys like Zasalamel, Cervantes & Astaroth will likely make the cut.

I'm stoaked about character creation returning & i'm thrilled about the possible candidates for guest characters (Bayonetta is rumoured) & i'd love Kratos to make it in like he was in Broken Destiny.

But like many, i am pissed & worried about the fate of some of my fave characters. Do not lose Taki, Ralph, Ivy, Amy, Kilik, Sophie, Setsuka or Hilde, i hope atleast half of those are in.

I think this game will be brilliant but i have a feeling this series fanbase will take a dent if they chop out too many of the iconic characters.

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Arvis
Friday, June 10, 2011 @ 8:23:17 AM

Yeah, Hilde was awesome. Hard to use, but the most interesting of all the womenfolk in SC4, I thought.

-Arvis

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sonic1899
Friday, June 10, 2011 @ 8:53:58 AM

@Arvis
I do not like Hilde AT ALL. I don't hate her as a character, but I can't begin to count how many times players players do ringouts with 'that' combo.

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Highlander
Friday, June 10, 2011 @ 9:15:16 AM

No, you haven't missed anything, that's why I will remain unsatisfied until Sophitia is positively confirmed. Granted she's implied by the words of her son and the presence of both her son and daughter, but to me that kind of suggests she'll be a bonus character that you enable through play. Hmmm.... :/

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Kevin5
Friday, June 10, 2011 @ 9:30:07 AM

@Highlander,

Yeah same here mate, i'll keep my expectations at the door until i see footage of her. She may be included as a boss, hell i'd take that, especially if shes unlockable like Algol was in SCIV.

In response to Hilde, you guys are dead on about how annoying she can be to fight against. She's great to use because she mixes up short & long ranged attacks but if you play against her in a ring out arena, nine times out of ten (atleast in my experience) you will get ringed out every time.

She is one of the best "ring out" characters imo.

I hope she returns, shes fairly fresh to the franchise so i can't imagine them throwing her out just yet.

Also, those lips.....



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Highlander
Friday, June 10, 2011 @ 12:01:57 PM

Hilde was OK, but at risk of sounding a little over attached, Sophitia has always been my favorite character in Soul Calibur, followed very closely by Xianghua.

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Arvis
Friday, June 10, 2011 @ 12:50:14 PM

"Also, those lips....."

Glad I'm not the only one. Sexy while fully clothed = win.

Actually, the "oozing sex" that all the female (and some male?) characters do in that game is the worst thing about it for me. It's distracting and makes me feel like a creep. :(
I wish there was a "tone down the boobies" option in the game. I suppose I could always make all the scantily clad women wear more clothes, though. That's not a bad idea.

-Arvis

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DjEezzy
Friday, June 10, 2011 @ 1:12:02 PM
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Man i was the Bomb Diggity with Taki!!! Maxi and Kilik were also favorites of mine. SC is classic...

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DjEezzy
Friday, June 10, 2011 @ 1:13:59 PM
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Oh and Voldo was some mean business. Also a fav of mine

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Zen_Zarab
Friday, June 10, 2011 @ 7:13:40 PM
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Four words. NAMU NAMU NAMU NAMU!!!!

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