Bandai Namco and the Soul Calibur IV producer Motohiro Okubo showed off one of the games newest characters, Grøh, today in a YouTube Developer Diary video.
Hailing from Norway, Grøh is described as “very important” to Soul Calibur IV. How he is important isn’t quite clear and isn’t discussed in the video, but Grøh is a first for the series. His “Double Saber” weapon is one that has not been seen in the series until now.
Not only that, but Grøh’s playstyle is touted as extremely unique to the already varied and diverse cast of fighters of the storied franchise.
Here’s the full rundown on the game and its features:
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SOULCALIBUR VI represents the latest entry in the premier weapons-based, head-to-head ﬁ ghting series and continues the epic struggle of warriors searching for the legendary Soul Swords. Taking place in the 16th century, revisit the events of the original SOULCALIBUR to uncover hidden truths. The heroic battles transpire in a beautiful and ﬂ uid world, with eye-popping graphics and visual appeal. SOULCALIBUR VI tunes the battle, movement, and visual systems so players can execute visceral and dynamic attacks with ease. SOULCALIBUR VI marks a new era of the historic franchise and its legendary struggle between the mighty Soul Swords!
- Unreal Engine: For the first time in franchise history, beautiful and jaw-dropping 3D character models, visual effects and stages rendered in Unreal Engine.
- New Battle Mechanics: Read opponents’ attacks to execute a strategic Reversal Edge to land a counter attack while in guard.
- Multiple Fighting Styles: Choose from a worldly roster of warriors, each with their own deadly weapons, fighting styles and
- Dynamic Battles: Spectacular, high-speed battles featuring all-new battle mechanics taking gameplay to the next level.
Soulcalibur VI is launching worldwide across Windows PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One sometime in 2018.