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Namco Bandai announces SoulCalibur V

Submitted by on Wednesday, 11 May 2011No Comment

Namco Bandai has officially announced SoulCalibur V as the next installment of its popular 3D fighting game, set for release in 2012.

The game is set to pick up 17 years after the events of IV and will feature both new and classic characters returning to battle for the legendary Soul swords including Patroklos, son of veteran fighter Sophitia Alexandra.

In addition to upgraded visuals and its traditional 3D enviornments, Soul Calibur V will have a refined battle system with an expanded online and character creation modes.

“The SOULCALIBUR® series continues to be one of NAMCO BANDAI Games’ most cherished franchises,” said Carlson Choi, vice president of marketing NAMCO BANDAI Games America.  “SOULCALIBUR V will continue to advance the series’ legacy of white-knuckled weapon-based combat, gorgeous graphics and groundbreaking features that will amaze newcomers and long-time fans alike.”

SoulCalibur IV introduced Star Wars characters such as Yoda and Darth Vader into the fighting universe. Will we get to see another popular franchise make its way into Soul Calibur? We’ll see.

You can view the all new SoulCalibur website at where fans can help reveal the hidden images by joining the community. In the meantime, you can check out the two images of Patroklos and Siegfried below.

It would appear that the fighting scene has really blown up recently with the likes of Street Fighter, Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Mortal Kombat. It’s only fitting that SoulCalibur would make a return as well. What do you think, is there enough room for another fighting game?