SoulCalibur VI Introduces Brand New Character, Groh

Bandai Namco has revealed a brand new character coming to the SoulCalibur VI line-up, and this [...]

Bandai Namco has revealed a brand new character coming to the SoulCalibur VI line-up, and this messenger is definitely somebody you don't want to mess with! Named Groh, the clad in black badass commands a Double Saber that can split into two swords on a whim.

In addition to Groh's reveal, a few returning favourites have also been confirmed today, including Nightmare, Kilik, and Xianguah. All the above figures from the franchise can be seen in the action-filled new trailer above. There's even some Soul Edge influence seen in the trailer, which for those familiar with the long-standing narrative will find incredibly interesting to see.

For the playable demo at EVO Japan 2018, Bandai Namco has confirmed which six characters will be playable: Groh, Nightmare, Kilik, Xianguah, Mitsurugi, and Sophitia. No word if any more are planning to be added, but for now - the play count is at 6 characters.

SoulCalibur VI will be released sometime in 2018 for the Xbox one, PlayStation 4, and PC, though no specific window has been given at this time. According to the game's official description:

"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 fi rst 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, fi ghting styles and visual fl are.
  • DYNAMIC BATTLES – Spectacular, high-speed battles featuring all-new battle mechanics taking gameplay to the next level.