Take Your First Look at Soul Calibur V

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No more crossover characters please. They just don't fit in the cluster fuck they call the Soulcalibur universe.

Bit nervous about the 17 year time skip, also that new guy looks like a total douche with bad hair. I'm already compelled to hate him.

Hopefully Hilde and Sophitia are back, although the 17 year jump makes Sophitia seem unlikely. I'd also really like to see Kamikirimusi from SC4 get her own move set.

I'd like to see the story mode thing from SC2 back, and the create a character function without the stupid stat bonuses on gear. Also the clothing destroying deal was fucking stupid.

Tetranitrophenol:
meh, they need to bring back SC2's Nightmare for me to be interested.

I dunno. I kinda like how he gets more and more corrupted and monstrous as the series goes on.

Having just gotten into fighting games and playing them as would a person who competes with them, Soul Calibur to me has really been the lesser of all the huge fighting game giants IE: Mortal Kombat, Street fighter, Tekken etc.

The fighting was always the lest intricate or thought provoking and of course, the woman are all Barbie dolls. I liked 3 but that was long ago and I didn't play games at all really so I liked it. I have a whole circle of friends who all got soul Calibur IV and they all thought it was terrible.

Indifferent about this whole thing. Won't look twice if it isn't trying anything new/ trying to increase depth.

Side note, Voldo. That guy was awesome.

What that doesn't tell me is if the game will have custom characters or not.

Those are the only reason I played Soul Calibur IV.

Necromancer Jim:
What that doesn't tell me is if the game will have custom characters or not.

Those are the only reason I played Soul Calibur IV.

Custom characters have already been confirmed to return

Necromancer Jim:
What that doesn't tell me is if the game will have custom characters or not.

Those are the only reason I played Soul Calibur IV.

They'll be in the game, but what I dont get is why yo would thinkt hey wont be. Thats like, staple of fighting game, especially with soul calibur.

And even more so if they bring back a tales of the sword thing like they had in SC II and SC III

Aiddon:

Necromancer Jim:
What that doesn't tell me is if the game will have custom characters or not.

Those are the only reason I played Soul Calibur IV.

Custom characters have already been confirmed to return

Then I just might borrow it from my cousin.

I don't really buy the Soul Calibur games.

emeraldrafael:

Necromancer Jim:
What that doesn't tell me is if the game will have custom characters or not.

Those are the only reason I played Soul Calibur IV.

They'll be in the game, but what I dont get is why yo would thinkt hey wont be. Thats like, staple of fighting game, especially with soul calibur.

And even more so if they bring back a tales of the sword thing like they had in SC II and SC III

Soul Calibur IV is the only fighting game I've played recently with custom characters...

Staff! jab, jab, jab, jab, jab, you win!

Necromancer Jim:

emeraldrafael:

Necromancer Jim:
What that doesn't tell me is if the game will have custom characters or not.

Those are the only reason I played Soul Calibur IV.

They'll be in the game, but what I dont get is why yo would thinkt hey wont be. Thats like, staple of fighting game, especially with soul calibur.

And even more so if they bring back a tales of the sword thing like they had in SC II and SC III

Soul Calibur IV is the only fighting game I've played recently with custom characters...

Oh, I'm sorry. I've been playing each Soul cal game as my go to game.

Just a few things I've noticed, take it for a grain of salt maybe but:

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-05-11-first-soulcalibur-v-details

V marks a shift from two-handed swords to short swords, Tago announced. The story includes "the enigma as to why the swords have become short swords".

http://www.8wayrun.com/threads/vague-speculations-daishis-twitter-round-13.6990/

3. "Soulcalibur, the after years" with a new and young character (Bangoo etc). Existing characters are older (old Mitsurugi etc).

...

14. Sophitia and Cassandra's children battle it out. One leads the SE army and the other leads the SC army. "The battle of the Alexandras".

http://soulcalibur.wikia.com/wiki/Cassandra

"She carried out her conviction and protected the bonds of family. There will be peace, as long as that belief remains."

Just thought I'd share my own vague speculations. There are a few other things bugging me, but I don't have any concrete evidence on where those might go. In soul calibur IV for instance, Rapheal (presumably) tells Cassie it seems she has a natural ability to ward off evil.

http://www.soulpedia.net/wiki/Cassandra

So, woman, you can ward off evil, though not as strong as the Holy Stone. Interesting. I'll let you live for now.

Whereas Sophitia's children have shards of soul edge within them, and indeed go berserk over a shard Rothion (their father) brings home.

Also, nothing concrete but, Patroklos bears more than a passing resemblance to Alexander the great, who tried to conquer the world:

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Apparently my first post was too short and I got a reprimand for it. So this is me elaborating on the last post:
Once apon a time a game trailer came out for SC:V, other than showing awesome fighting moves or ppls faces getting imploded we saw a book and heard some silly narrative.

BORING

after four years,I'm gonna play a more simple version of an already simplistic fighting game with more of a focus on a story that will feature cutscenes with horrendous dubbing & endless exposition or still pictures with overly wordy text &, to add more icing on the weeaboo cake, have metrosexual 17 year old protagonist who will annoy the crap out of you with his teenage angst?

Well done Namco, you've certainly proved your gonna make great strides with SCV.

chromewarriorXIII:

NuSix3:
SCIV was probably the best fighting game to come out in ten years. Not sure why people are hating on it...

Eh... I much prefered SCIII to IV.

I'm glad that they're saying that they are trying to make the gameplay more continuous. I'm really hoping that means bringing back the speed that III had.

I'm also hoping for no ridiculous cross-over characters. They seemed to have stuck to having those on even numbers though, so maybe we won't see any.

And I'm bitter at SCIII for changing Talim from SCII. She was my main and I never did get the hang of her combos in III. She became a little too unwieldy and I tend to get ringed out on my own by way of a nasty jump.

drisky:

Hawkeye16:

Grahav:

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.

Well, Amy is kind of a vampire. So she will be the same when she is over 30. Except, well, legal...

Unfortunate implications, yeah.

That aside I don't mind some games having fanservice. I like it. What I wouldn't like is if all the games had it. It would be like having porn in all movies.

Tetranitrophenol:
meh, they need to bring back SC2 for me to be interested.

SC2 had the perfect balance of characters. My three main characters were Mitsurugi, Seung Mina and Taki. Taki's the only one who hasn't been ruined by a moveset change. Let's hope this one isn't the nail in her coffin...

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?

Does this mean Sophitia will be in her 50's?
Eh, who cares; the game is styled like an anime, so they'll still be hot.

Well if it takes place 17 years later the maybe story won't be something REALLY dumb.

Hack into scantily dressed woman, pirates and whatever the hell Voldo is when Soul Calibur V arrives next year.

Scantily clad woman? Sir, I'm afraid you've gravely underestimated the series which you are referring too. There will be quite a lot more than a single scantily clad woman. There will, in fact, be many.

Guys! guys, guys, hey guys you've gotta see, guys, you've gotta see this, it's, guys, it's the best, guys, the best, guys, guys, the best lip synch, guys, the best lip synching ever, guys!

I'm going to say the same thing as what I said on the other two SC5 threads.

Mitsurugi or GTFO, I hope the series grows more mature and clothes their women, thus eliminating the need for hypersensitive jiggle physics. I think the advancement in time has the potential to be a great change, and a fresh start, but things need to be fixed.

Soul Caliber II was the greatest fighting game in the history of ever.

I beg that this game brings back the glory days.

Torque669:
Well that was terrible lip syncing. I do like Soul Caliber though, less for the story and more for the actual fighting which I like alot more than Street Fighter, Tekken etc.

The lyp synching isnt bad. Its just not there. They just dubbed the voices, but left the mouths with the origional japanese animations. If they were speaking Japanese, it would fit.

Ladette:
No more crossover characters please. They just don't fit in the cluster fuck they call the Soulcalibur universe.

Bit nervous about the 17 year time skip, also that new guy looks like a total douche with bad hair. I'm already compelled to hate him.

Hopefully Hilde and Sophitia are back, although the 17 year jump makes Sophitia seem unlikely. I'd also really like to see Kamikirimusi from SC4 get her own move set.

I'd like to see the story mode thing from SC2 back, and the create a character function without the stupid stat bonuses on gear. Also the clothing destroying deal was fucking stupid.

Technically Kami is a crossover character too. That group of characters were made by manga artists for the game. While maybe Ashlotte could come back, the others were kinda tacked on.
But they do fit better than....Yoda...

I suppose Carol Alt proved that it's still possible to stay good looking at 50...

Now assuming Taki has ninja magic that can keep her from aging, then everything will be hunky doory ^_^

I mean middle-aged sagging Taki...

DO NOT WANT!

Edit: By the way, where's Patroklos's sister, Pirrha?

Considering Ivy's shrinking costume over the series, in this incarnation she'll only be wearing nipple tassles and a g-string. Although considering the time gap, that could be a very bad thing.

I just hope they don't turn the characters into even more of a bloody rainbow but I see they're still running with the shit design of nightmare...

It's so cute how they think the game series has an epic storyline =P

It seems like a very slim chance, but I really want the Chronicles of the Sword mode to come back. That was one of the best things about Soul Calibur 3.
I'd also like to see the interactive cutscenes and an actual story mode return to single player in SC5. SC4's story mode was just disappointing :\
Not too bothered about online multiplayer though. Getting 1-move spammed by people in another continent isn't as fun as it's all cracked up to be.

Being a hardcore Soul Calibur fan, I am looking forwad to this, though I have to admit, I haven't played much of either SC III or IV.
I wish they would bring back the weapon-breaking mechanic from Soul Edge (the original), though.

SUPER YAWN!

I cackled over the terrible lip-synching. :D Really, really awful. And man, does that dude look like a butch crazy or what?!

I own a couple of Soul Calibur games, but I'm the worst sort of casual player. I enjoy the pretty or sexy girls beating the stuffing out of everyone with interesting and creative moves but I also get bored pretty quickly.

So this trailer got seventeen thumbs-down from me. Ugly/crazy dude and an opening line we've heard over and over? Pfft, waste of time. Lemme see the lineup of chicks and their crazy costumes/weapons please!

(Also: Soul Calibur has a story? Like, a real one? Not just 'Mr X wanted the sword so he punched people until he got it'? I may have to wiki it.)

Is it Tira? I liked that chick. I hope she comes back. She was the good sort of crazy.

Is it just me, or was much of the teaser just copy/pasted from the SC4-trailer?

I'm super excited about this, been hoping for this announcement for quite a while now. And as long as they keep Nightmare in the game, I will be pleased (so long as they don't remove his ability to stab someone and then cause lightning to strike them)! Oh, and I really hope they keep the character creation in some form, preferably without the statchanging clothes and only like 10 face types.

Make the breasts a reasonable size again (I.E not bigger than the character's firggin' head) and remove the "You get more nekkid as the fight goes on" mechanics and I might be interested.

Hitman Dread:
Tekken 6 didn't do too bad though.

I'm all for more fighting games, but like Mortal Kombat, the Soul team has a lot to prove after Soul Calibur IV.

Did you not like SC IV then?

Personally I'm super excited for this game. I love IV although the inclusion of Star Wars characters was bizzare. They added nothing but, that said, they were easily ignored IMO.

All in all, it's the character creation I'm the most excited for. Not sure why, but I love me some customised characters!

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