Take Your First Look at Soul Calibur V

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Please be good...Please be good.

Loving the looks of the new soul calibur and soul edge...and there bound to have most the cast back, I mean...take Yohsimitsu, he's in Teken too, so age ain't a problem for that robo samurai

(And yes, I am aware it's probably a -different- yoshimitsu.)

So long as it does things SC 2 style, I'll buy it, that was easily one of the best games I had on my gamecube.

That's it? That's the trailer?

Am I the only one who noticed that the trailer didn't actually show much of anything?

17 years after Soul Calibur IV and on top of that, Patroclus it the main character. Seriously man, the last thing we need is more 1950's aryanist depictions of mediterranean people. Taki's my main and if she is taken out or you have to play as a 46 year old version of her then I'm not interested. Please dont make some unbelievable pretty boy idiot the main character and please don't go 17 years into the future.

Hawkeye16:
None of the characters I actually like made it into the trailer. Still excited though.

Edit: A 17 year timeskip? Wont most of the cast have died of old age by then?

Well, they didn't die by continous stabbing so, who knows?

I hope the new cast is good. The veterans were great but five consecutive games with the same faces have tired the franchise to me.

17 years after IV? I do so hope that Ivy has been keeping in shape. The sag would be truly terrifying.

We got a new character, and he's the son of...Sophitia? Oh snap.
If they bring back the customization from the previous games, please make it the same as SC III. The fourth one lacks the amount of clothes and weapons and I barely had any fun changing the main character's clothes.

I remember playing the Original one (Souls Edge) in the arcade YEARS ago. I always played the bladed Nunchuk guy and got really good with him.

Then the second one came out and he wasnt in it. There was another nunchuk guy, but he sucked. I Havent played it since.

if the original dude is back in it, then maybe I'll give it a shot.

Grahav:

Hawkeye16:
None of the characters I actually like made it into the trailer. Still excited though.

Edit: A 17 year timeskip? Wont most of the cast have died of old age by then?

Well, they didn't die by continous stabbing so, who knows?

I hope the new cast is good. The veterans were great but five consecutive games with the same faces have tired the franchise to me.

I'm willing to bet the timeskip will be just a lame excuse to give adult!Amy and adult!Talim D-cups.

Hawkeye16:

Grahav:

Hawkeye16:
None of the characters I actually like made it into the trailer. Still excited though.

Edit: A 17 year timeskip? Wont most of the cast have died of old age by then?

Well, they didn't die by continous stabbing so, who knows?

I hope the new cast is good. The veterans were great but five consecutive games with the same faces have tired the franchise to me.

I'm willing to bet the timeskip will be just a lame excuse to give adult!Amy and adult!Talim D-cups.

Its too much of a time skip just to make there lolitias big girls, considering they'd be *gasp* OVER 30! Yeah Soul Caliber doesn't like girls in their 30's, if there still in it, (which would be nice because I like using Talim) its not for sex appeal.

At the very least Sieg is confirmed to return in all his glory (and Odashima has mentioned Nightmare). My guess is that this is going to be the SC equivalent of SF3 or Garou: Mark of the Wolves, a BIG roster overhaul in order to do new things with the series. I'm willing to give this a chance and I can expect we'll see a handful of veterans (I can see Amy, Talim, and Yoshi coming back) and probably some successors of their fighting styles (like maybe have Rock's son Bangoo or some children of the series mainstays). I like Pat's design as you can see some influence from his mom and yet he has some of his own flair. I'm eager to see what the team could do with a blank slate starting over from scratch

What I want to know is will it be more like Soul Calibur II? 'Cause Soul Calibur IV got really boring really fast.

canadamus_prime:
What I want to know is will it be more like Soul Calibur II? 'Cause Soul Calibur IV got really boring really fast.

I hope so too. This has been my favourite fighting series since Soul Edge in the arcades. Although I've been more and more disturbed since they decided introducing teenage girls in skimpy outfits was the way to compete with the DOA games. (Which is a shame, because I actually find Talim and Tira pretty cool characters otherwise.)

Wonderful.

I just got Mortal Kombat.

Oh well, hopefully there won't be many other fighting games coming out, there really no reason to have more than one.

Soul edge and Calibur look a LOT better this time though.

Well, I don't really know that much about it, so I'm going my default route of cautiously optimistic.

I like the new design of the titular sword though.

YYYYYYEEEESS!!

Every game in this series has improved on the last. I can't wait for this!
Patroklos looks like a gayer version of Raphael though.
And Raphael was already pretty gay.

allistairp:

At Namco Bandai's "Step up Dubai 2011" event,

Wait, what! when did this happen? When was this announced! WAD DA FUUUUU?!? Seriously when did this happen I live in the blinking country and I never heard of such an event taking place. Hmph. Just goes to show there isn't enough communication about games here.

My thoughts on the trailer? It looks shoddy. I can't tell whether it was the dubbing or the graphics which seem worse than the last game that I found worse. I hope the actually game is better than this.

I'm not a big fan of fighting games, though SC is my favorite franchise (only counting generic ones, not super smash). However, even with SC I might stumble upon the opening scene and think "man, I want to play that again now," but once I actually do, I get quickly bored of it. I mean, the opening scenes and trailers are just so awesome, and set me up for an epic storyline, which the games simply don't deliver.

Sweet! I was convinced that Namco had said they're leaving the Soul Calibur series sheathed from IV onwards, and this is a great surprise.

Don't know what they're going to do with all the females in the series since they've jumped the timeline forward. The idea of 50 year old women in carrier bags and cats whiskers probably won't sell as many units as they intend.

Although good news, Talim's finally legal so you don't have to feel guilty anymore in Create-A-Soul. (You know who you are).

If they turn Mitsurugi into Pat's Obi-Wan I'll be ticked off, and I'm curious to see who the crossover characters will be this time (I really hope they don't drop that).

"Eternally retold." Over, and over, and over, and over...

I sued to be a big Soul Blade / Soul Caliber fan. But when the characters started getting more ridiculous, the boobs started getting more ridiculous, and the storyline started getting... well, that's when I decided to give up on the franchise.

Still trying to figure out what Starkiller, Darth Vader, and Yoda have to do with the franchise and setting. Oh right, selling out to promote one of the crappiest sequels in game history.

Thanks Team Soul, glad to see you still don't have any :/

Supposedly the new character is Patroklos (Sophitia's son) which is sorta cool, and means you may see Rothio back as a playable character.

But I'm not excited. I'll buy it, make my own characters and go to online play or playing through with their story. I just dont see why there was a need to make this (other then money) since it was a fan petitioned game, and the fans dont know what they're talking about. There's not going to be a story (and yeah, its an SC game, how much story can there be) because Seigfried's hero arc story is over.

Falseprophet:

canadamus_prime:
What I want to know is will it be more like Soul Calibur II? 'Cause Soul Calibur IV got really boring really fast.

I hope so too. This has been my favourite fighting series since Soul Edge in the arcades. Although I've been more and more disturbed since they decided introducing teenage girls in skimpy outfits was the way to compete with the DOA games. (Which is a shame, because I actually find Talim and Tira pretty cool characters otherwise.)

Well II & IV are the only entries in the series I've actually played, and IV makes me want to go back and play II again because there was so much more to do in it.

You give me Maxi, I will buy this. But if you change him at all from SoulCalibur 4, may have been low teir, but in the right hands he was easily top.
But, knowing them he is gonna be gone. Which means, nope, no money from me.

As far as teaser trailers go, that was pretty awful; both uninspired and uninspiring.

No Talim, no sale.

How to make V better than IV:

Give us more choices in character creation - I loved the different voices, and the ability to change their pitch. That was genius. However, it was slightly worsened by the fact that there were perhaps two good faces in the game. Give us more control over what our character's face (their most important part) looks like - individual noses, eyes, etcetera. You only have to display two characters onscreen, it can't be that difficult. Also, make sure their proportions fit those of the actual characters. All the created characters' hands were HUGE. I agree with the others saying to get rid of abilities on clothing. Instead, give me different abilities for weapons/armor as they level up, like Dynasty Warriors 7's seal system (perhaps with minimum levels for each ability to keep it from getting too easy when you get the nice ones). Hell, I would be even happier if I got to edit my character's moveset in a more significant way than "choose which character you want to reskin." If I could choose a variety of moves for different inputs, it would be a day one purchase for me.

Also, bring back Tales of Souls or some similar mode. I loved making choices throughout my character's narrative and that's really what separated Soul Calibur from other fighting games for me (other than omg swordz).

I completely support the timeskip. The old characters' narratives were basically finished - this gives us a chance to experience totally new characters, which could really invigorate the franchise.

The ball's in Namco's court - this could very well be the best Soul Calibur yet, if they make the right choices.

As long as Mitsurugi is in there I'm happy

I love the SC series even though the games have slowly declined after the first game for the Dreamcast. I must say I'm intrigued.

Though I do hope some old characters (namely Siegfried) do return.

Soul Calibur 2 was the pinnacle of the series, even if I still think the weapon breaking and having to fight hand to hand in Soul Edge was an excellent feature. The series has remained fun on a base level but it hasn't been the same since they gutted everyone's move list after SC2.. and this extra info about SC5 certainly doesn't sound like they're reversing that trend.

Sucal:
Lets see. Chronicles of the Sword and Tira.

Bring back both of those, and I'll be happy.

Tira was in SSCIV and I personally would prefer something akin to the "Sword Master" mode from SCII. A lot of people really disliked Chronicals of the Sword. Maybe if there wasn't so much waiting...

SageRuffin:

I love the SC series even though the games have slowly declined after the first game for the Dreamcast. I must say I'm intrigued.

Though I do hope some old characters (namely Siegfried) do return.

Siegfried and Nightmare are confirmed to return. Siegfried in particular is now sporting a stubble.

Teeheehee. I love how the trailer openly admits: "Yes, we're releasing the same game every few years."

Wait... What just happened?

Aiddon:

SageRuffin:

I love the SC series even though the games have slowly declined after the first game for the Dreamcast. I must say I'm intrigued.

Though I do hope some old characters (namely Siegfried) do return.

Siegfried and Nightmare are confirmed to return. Siegfried in particular is now sporting a stubble.

Oh. Sweet. :D

I recall someone saying that Namco may be trying the SF3 route in terms of characters. If so, I'm interested in what some of these new characters may be.

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