THE FAN FAVORITES REVISIT THE STAGE OF HISTORY
IVY VALENTINE AND ZASALAMEL ADDED TO SOULCALIBUR VI
Shortly after it was announced, SoulCalibur VI was listed as a re-visitation to the franchise’s overall plot (taking place sometime between Soul Edge and SoulCalibur). Due to this, Bandai Namco revealed that this game’s roster will consist mostly of the franchise’s staple characters from the early entries of the series (only younger).
Two new trailers dropped over the weekend, revealing two “new” characters. Both Ivy Valentine and Zasalamel will return to the franchise. Ivy is a character that has not only become the most recognizable character of the franchise, but she has also been in every iteration of the game. Zasalamel, debuted in SoulCalibur III, however, is an integral part of the overall plot considering his backstory.
On top of the trailers, Bandai Namco revealed parts of these characters’ backstories in a press release.
Ivy: “Ivy’s father was driven mad and finally died while researching the history of Soul Edge with her mother following not long after. Since then, she thirsts for revenge and wants to destroy the cursed sword that took the lives of her parents, using her alchemy skills to craft a weapon tailored to her needs. She combines Western European swordplay with Eastern European whip techniques, making her attacks graceful and absolutely deadly at the same time.” Zasalamel: “Zasalamel was born into a clan called Guardians of the Spirit Sword charged with protecting the legendary swords Soul Calibur and Soul Edge. While he was exiled from the clan for breaking their sacred laws, Zasalamel nonetheless managed to discover the secret of reincarnation, making him a mighty magician and dangerous foe.”
Fans of the series also know how dangerous these characters can be. Ivy is able to control space with her weapon’s ability to change from a sword to a bladed whip, while Zasalamel’s scythe has significant reach and allows him to hit overpowered attacks from close and mid-range.
With these “new” additions, the roster is as follows:
Groh (new character)
Check out the trailer below: