A Clearer Look At Patroklos, Soulcalibur V’s Protagonist, And The New Siegfried

By Spencer . May 11, 2011 . 8:25am

Set seventeen years after the events and Star Wars battles in Soulcalibur IV, a new hero will take the lead in Soulcalibur V. Introducing Patroklos, a regal looking fellow who wields a short sword and shield just like his mother, Sophitia.


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Soulcalibur wouldn’t be Soulcalibur without Siegfriend or Nightmare. Namco Bandai confirmed he will be in Soulcalibur V and here’s his new look.




Soulcalibur V will be released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 next year as the teaser trailer below notes.


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  • Christian Wright

    Patroklos looks pretty decorated! and Siegfried well…just looks like Siegfried.

  • maxchain

    Inquiring minds are dying to know the identity of Sophitia’s baby daddy.

    • Rothion, he’s mentioned before in the Soulcalibur mythology, as Sophitia’s husband.

  • Awesome~ As long as Siegfried and Nightmare are in I’m happy and he’s now an old experienced warrior dude too, sexy~

    As for Patroklos, I like his design, not as greek as Sophitia, but I don’t complain he has a lot of charme(<3)! Though I hope his fighting style is not an exact copy of her or Cassandra.

    • I believe it’s already been mentioned that his fighting style is inspired by his mother’s, but as a boy, is far more rough and ragged.

      • Well I can live with that, as long as he has his own touch, though I was never good with their fighting style. >_<

    • Aiddon

      At this point Greece is a part of the Ottoman Empire so his design is probably based off of clothing from that period, if slightly stylized

      • Ah true, though I wouldn’t say “slightly” it’s quite a bit more stylized than the clothes in that period most noticeable his scale mail.

        • Aiddon

          and the (saber-toothed?) lynx pelt he’s using as a cowl. Actually, he has a lynx design on his boots too.

  • godmars

    Who cares about Siegfried – where’s Ivy?

    • Aiddon

      she would be 49 at this point. I will leave the rest up to your imagination

      • Correct me if I’m wrong, but technically speaking, isn’t Ivy a Soul Edge host by blood?

        To those who don’t remember, her daddy was Cervantes.

        • Aiddon

          I’m not really sure how that would work since Ivy was conceived when Cervantes was Soul Edge’s host, but I’d rather they not do that as then the point of the time skip seems a bit moot.

        • That made her ‘immortal’ or something close, right?

          I just remember one of her past plot points being that she was a whole lot older than she looked.

      • PrinceHeir

        *begins to imagine….

        ahhhhhh O_O

  • mumakurau

    I’ve got one word to say about Siegfried: GUTS. That is all.

    • Aiddon

      Although Guts is a good foot taller than Sieg

      • And looks and acts a lot rougher than Sieg too. Still can see similarities with the way he holds his giant sword and all.

        • Aiddon

          and the scar. I’m just glad he’s back because I’ve ALWAYS used him

  • I doubt much of former SC girls will return. The only one I see coming back for sure is Amy, because she’s conveniently a vampire. Maybe Ivy or Sophitia if they were cursed by Soul Edge or something like that and didn’t age.

    Rock’s kid will surely make an appearance. Lizardman, Kilik, Nightmare and Zasalamel will surely return as well.

    • Aiddon

      you might be able to bring back Talim, though she’d be in her thirties by this point. I say be prepared for a near-total cast reboot like in SF3 or Garou. Still, I’d like to see what the team could cook up

    • raymk

      Cassandra,talim and hilde are not even that old in scIV so they should return as well. Taki can still return as well i’ve scene woman in their 50’s that still look good so I’d still like seeing her here..

  • You certainly grew a ton, haven’t you Basch?

    • Yeah, that’s what I totally thought too when I saw his face.

      He also looks a bit like Thor… and by that I mean Chris Hemsworth, if he shaved just a little.

      • I know, right? Just look at the falcon emblem on his chest. He’s begging to be labeled “superhero.”

  • Not sure why the new Siegfried has plumb bobs hanging from his crotch… but… okay.

  • IceRomancer

    But didn’t Siegfreid die/crystalize in his ending? Or was that not canon?

    • Tommy Lee

      It’s canon, or else they wouldn’t open up the trailer with it. I think he only sealed himself and Nightmare in the crystals. It looks like that seal got undone somehow.

  • Aiddon

    I was hoping for Sieg to have a full beard, not just stubble. Oh well, my main man is back, YAY!

  • vrakanox

    Makes me think of Griffith from Berserk.

  • Ren

    The lip sync sucked.

  • andref

    Only thing I really want from this game is a way more balanced fighting style without characters that you can just spam one move that makes it impossible to breakthrough. I’m just glad Kilik was changed a bit for SCIV though

  • Aiddon

    For guest characters I demand they put in the DMC boys (though not that emoriffic twit Ninja Theory thinks is somehow cool)

  • NipponjiRurouniJSRF

    I wonder who the guest characters will be this time, hopefully this time they’ll fit right into the series,and I know this is a SC5 post , but wouldn’t it be a little cool if Namco puttails characters as the guest Asbel for PS3 and Yuri for Xbox 360?

  • thebanditking

    Hopefully the reused SC4 graphics are just a placeholder (at least thats what they looked like). Also hoping they balance the game play more like SC 1 and 2 and nothing like 3&4. That being said I am really excited to see more SC is my favorite fighter.

  • Aiddon

    Fun fact, Patroklos was the name of the man in the Illiad who wore Achilles armor

  • KyoyaHibari

    Liking Sieg’s new look, his SC4 one made him look fat ;P

  • Code

    rar, dang not the direction I was hoping omo; Aw well I’ve been kind of out of the series for awhile. Maybe it’ll surprise me but I’ll just passively watch it for now >w<' Although Lynx shoulder pads are NEVER in good taste omo;

  • Exkaiser

    Definitely like this look for Sieg a lot better than the crystal Soul Calibur armor he had in IV. Now as long as he still has Gram as a selectable weapon, I’m golden.

  • PrinceHeir

    cannot wait for this :D

  • After getting a look at the new Seig, all I could hear from my inner voice was:


    He looks like a cross between older Guts and the reborn Griffith. Band of the Hawk in SC5, anyone?

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