One of the premier fighting game series is coming out with a new title this year: SoulCalibur! I was surprised to hear of a new game, as it’s been 5 years since the release of SoulCalibur V. And let’s just say… SCV, with Ezio Auditore as the guest character, was what got me into Assassin’s Creed. That’s about the only good thing I can say about it. Check out the announcement trailer and the latest character reveal trailer for Zasalamel:

So far, series staples such as Sophitia, Nightmare, Mitsurugi, Kilik, Xianguha, and Ivy have been confirmed. Zasalamel, introduced in SCIII and somehow missing from V (he’s immortal… where’d he go?) is a pleasant addition as well. This new character, Grøh, looks promising! It seems like they’re pulling back on the new characters after V, where the roster consisted of mainly new characters (most were descendants or trainees of series regulars) due to a 17 year time skip in the story. I think this may be because of the negative fan reaction to a lot of the new characters. As one of those fans, I think it’s a very good move!

Man, seeing all this news and watching the trailers made me so nostalgic for the rest of the series… SoulCalibur II for the PS2 was the first video game I ever bought with my own money, way back in middle school. I’ve been into SoulCalibur since I’ve been into video games. I’m not as big into it now as I used to be, but I have been revisiting the old games. It feels like coming back to an old, beloved friend after a long separation. Seeing these characters back in action leaves me with high hopes for SCVI

– Kathleen

P.S. One thing, though… where’s my girl Cassandra??? FIX IT NAMCO

My girl Cassandra in my favorite outfit – SCII Player 2 ❤