news\ Sep 27, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Soulcalibur V Announced, Details Scarce


It's been three years since Soulcalibur IV hit Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles, and in that time we've gotten some pretty solid fighters. Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Mortal Kombat stand out as the two most recent and important entries in the genre, and now they're going to get some good company. At their annual Level Up conference, Namco Bandai announced that Soulcalibur V would launch for Microsoft and Sony's gaming consoles.

The game will take place 17 years after the events of the previous Soulcalibur, and the plot will focus largely on Patroklos, the son of Sophitia. Namco Bandai and developer Project Soul also promised new characters and an improved online component. And for gamers who like making their own crazy fighters, Soulcalibur V will feature create-a-fighter tools.

Unfortunately, this is all we know about the game. Namco Bandai is very secretive about this project, so let's hope some new details are revealed at this year's E3. Perhaps a playable demo, too. How about it, Namco Bandai?

I've just gotten back into the fighting game spirit with the recently released Mortal Kombat, so I'm looking forward to seeing Soulcalibur V in action. After playing through the stellar Story Mode in Mortal Kombat, though, I think it's about time developers started incorporating intelligent and credible storylines into their games. Here's hoping the Patroklos-based plot in Soulcalibur V provides for a deeper experience.

We'll keep you posted on further Soulcalibur V developments as Namco Bandai reveals more information.

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