It's been over six years since fighting game fans were treated to a proper Soulcalibur release. Fortunately, that period of wait is nearing its end, as Bandai Namco is gearing up to release Soulcalibur 6 into the waiting arms of PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC players across the globe sometime later this year. Ahead of the game's release, the development team has been releasing videos teasing some of the fighters players can expect to command in the latest entry, and we've got the skinny on all the biggest reveals so far. Keep reading to learn about all of the fighters confirmed for the Soulcalibur 6 roster.
Complete Soulcalibur 6 Character Roster
We've only gotten a glimpse at 11 different fighters featured in Soulcalibur 6 so far, but the lineup on offer is remarkable. Not only are some of the series staple warriors making their return, there are a few interesting new additions that should pique the interest of longtime franchise followers.
Geralt of Rivia
Hopefully Geralt is a fighter that will need no introduction to video game fans. The iconic Witcher from the School of the Wolf is still one of the biggest names in gaming almost three years after the formal release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and now we know that Geralt is bringing his two swinging swords straight into the Soulcalibur 6 arena.
The character Groh, stylized as Grøh in-game, is one of the new additions to the Soulcalibur 6 roster. He's a fierce warrior clad in menacing-looking armor who sports a signature double-blade sword, a weapon similar to those sported by Serge in Chrono Trigger or even Darth Maul in the Star Wars movies. Groh's role in the game is potentially substantial, so be sure to learn more about him in the video above.
Ivy returns in Soulcalibur 6, blessing the game with her iconic Snake Sword weapon and hard-to-miss physique and dress style. She's a series mainstay at this point, and there's little doubt that Soulcalibur fans will find her to be a welcome addition to the latest game's roster.
Fighter Kilik has long been the warrior of choice for Soulcalibur players who like to take a slightly different approach. He uses a staff instead of a bladed weapon, and he's arguably one of the least flashy fighters in the series. Or, he was, rather, as new footage from the game shows a number of special power-up moves that look to draw power from some sort of dark force.
It just wouldn't be Soulcalibur without Mitsurugi. The warrior made his debut in Soul Edge way back in 1995, and he's been holding down the fort ever since. No doubt series enthusiasts expected his return in Soulcalibur 6, and on that front, they won't be disappointed.
Fighting game fans will know Nightmare for his deep involvement in the Soulcalibur series. The very game that spawned the franchise is named after his sword, the Soul Edge, and Soulcalibur 6 is seeing Nightmare return in proper form with a slow, heavy, and distinctly demonic fighting style.
Dark and brooding sorts will no doubt feel drawn toward Siegfried, one of Soulcalibur's resident bad boys. Rocking an oversized sword and a hard-hitting style, Siegfried is the character of choice for warriors who like to come out swinging.
Good news for sword-and-shield fans, as Soulcalibur series mainstay Sophitia will be making a return in Soulcalibur 6 after briefly stepping away and allowing her children Pyrrha and Patroklos to step into the spotlight in Soulcalibur 5. From what can be seen so far, her looks and moveset look to be largely identical to past series releases, and her return is sure to please fans who missed her in the previous game.
The stalwart ninja may have been absent from the previous series release, but fans will be happy to know that Taki is returning in Soulcalibur 6. Sporting the twin blades known as Rekki-Maru and Mekki-Maru, Taki is a fast-paced fighter with agility and acrobatics on her side.
If there's one thing that Soulcalibur has always done well, it's coming up with strong female fighters. Xianghua is one such warrior, sporting a modest fighting style and a simple sword as a weapon. Like with other fighters such as Sophitia or Ivy, Xianghua is a series mainstay, and her inclusion is sure to please long-time series fans.
Soulcalibur fans will surely remember Zasalamel, the horned-shoulder fighter wielding a massive Death-like scythe. He's not as seasoned as other fighters on the roster, only having appared in the series' third iteration, but he makes up for his lack of legacy by offering up powerful offensive and defensive options, many of which are based around spellcraft.
Bandai Namco is still in the process of teasing Soulcalibur fans with fighters planned to land within the latest game's roster, so keep checking back with us as we add more characters over the coming weeks.