Niche Gamer Plays is an ongoing video preview series where our staff take an in-depth and yet concise look at classic, current, and upcoming games across all current gaming platforms.
We got some direct-feed, hands-on gameplay for Soulcalibur VI at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo.
Featured above, you can view the 30-plus minutes of gameplay for the upcoming fighter, which we played on arcade sticks. It’s also worth pointing out that we played all currently-confirmed characters.
Here’s a rundown on the game and its features:
History hides away more than one truth…
SOULCALIBUR VI represents the latest entry in the premier weapons-based, head-to-head ﬁghting 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 ﬂuid 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 across Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on October 19th.