Pyrrah Steps Into Soulcalibur V, Guest Character Already Decided

By Ishaan . May 18, 2011 . 8:39am

Yes, Soulcalibur V is going to have a guest character. While he didn’t say who it is, game director, Daishi Odashima, tweeted a few hours ago: “Just to tell you, the guest character has already been decided. I can’t say anything else because we have deals with the other company.”

 

Who does Odashima want to include as guests personally? “Personally, FF characters,” Odashima said in one tweet. “I’m Japanese so the first thing I think of are Japanese games.” Back in January, Odashima said that his criteria for guest characters were: “It’s popular (from any genre), Uses weapons; Matches the SC atmosphere.”

 

Of course, that doesn’t mean that Final Fantasy characters were necessarily the ones that made the cut. For their part, some of Odashima’s followers on Twitter have been suggesting guests like Lightning and Cloud from Final Fantasy, and Devil May Cry’s Dante. Hmm…I’m not sure Lightning and Cloud “match the SC atmosphere”. Dante, however, shouldn’t have too much trouble.

 

Keep in mind, the guest character may not even have been Odashima’s call at all. Namco Bandai higher-ups may have had their own ideas for who to include, and Yoda and Darth Vader in Soulcalibur IV certainly weren’t the best match for the game.

 

Odashima spent some time yesterday fine-tuning Soulcalibur V’s characters and adjusting their values. “I’m currently working on Pyrrah’s balance,” he revealed. “Patroklos seems stronger at the moment.” That confirms Pyyrah for Soulcalibur V. Looking at the Alexandra family tree, Pyrrah is Patroklos’ sister and the daughter of Sophita and Rothion.


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  • https://twitter.com/RaiohV ShinkaRaioh

    Pyrrah is Patroklos sister not brother~ :P

    Also, I saw Spawn on the banner and thought “HELL YES, SPAWN!!!” then I read that the guests have not been mentioned yet! >_<

    • Yu_TheKing

      I know right! -Is like- OMG SPAWN CAN PWN -Reads post- Ohhhh…. 

  • Christian Wright

     cloud on ps3. go big or go home bamco!

  • Advent_Andaryu

    And Spawn fits in the SC atomosphere?! Not really… It’s not that I don’t like him, I just don’t think that’s the actual method they use for the guest character. I’m betting they make the choices they do to net the best sales.

    • malek86

      Neither did Heihachi, for that matter.

      And to be honest, it’s not like Link didn’t look totally out of place, in the midst of all the other characters (whether he was a good fighter, it’s a different matter).

      • raymk

         Link didn’t look out of place.  For one he’s an elf and he’s from the time of castles and that lore.  He’s actually fits right in,besides its not that guess fighters are out of place that’s the whole point of being a guest.  Its that most break the whole mood like star wars characters that have people mad.  Heihachi actually did fit the SC universe and he’s a namco created character,when you look at the SC heihachi he doesn’t fit a specific time just like link really.

        • https://twitter.com/RaiohV ShinkaRaioh

          Did 3 have guest characters? I’m not sure anymore, whatever what I wanted to ask is did Heihachi had any weapons in the game, as SC is a weapon based fighter?

          My favorite still was Spawn, he actually kinda fitted in the world and he was probably the most OP character in SC2 for the Xbox!!

          • shy_mel

             I don’t believe three had guest characters.  It had a lot of Chronicles of the Sword characters and others to represent the “basic” weapons (tambourines, wave sword, sword and shield, ect) instead.

          • raymk

            SC3 had kos-mos as a guest character, well they had her parts in create a soul mode(which she didn’t have any of her moves at all) so I guess it didn’t really have a guest character. 

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/EnvyMizuhashi Garyuu

         Heihachi’s the only thing you can have for a fist fighter in SC imo. Spawn is out of place because he REALLY doesn’t need just an axe to kill somebody. He’s a universal powerhouse for Christ’s sake.

        • Guest

           Spawn uses GUNS

          • http://www.youtube.com/user/EnvyMizuhashi Garyuu

            And a cape that transforms into anything and reacts in any way
            Elemental powers
            Talk to animals
            Shape shift
            And travel between heaven and hell

            ^^

          • Guest

            Yet he still uses GUNS

          • http://www.youtube.com/user/EnvyMizuhashi Garyuu

            @cowcowcow:disqus

            You can never have less DAKKA!

  • godmars

    My guess is Lightning. After a boob job. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Morandi/100000837836996 Daniel Morandi

       It could be Lightning with her new armor and design in XIII-2. The thing is I want to create a character using her style of battle.

      Gilgamesh would fit perfectly too.

  • SirSleepalot

    As long as the guest character fits well with SCV then I have no complaints, Vader and Yoda were horrible match to the game

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Craig-Mikucki/655263876 Craig Mikucki

    Gatsu from Berserk is what I personally want.

    • https://twitter.com/RaiohV ShinkaRaioh

      Seconded Guts would fit perfectly in the world of SC, though he’s maybe too badass for the crew~

    • Guest

      I just came here to SAY THAT

      But watch it end up being the dude from KNIGHTS CONTRACT

    • http://strictlyapathy.comoj.com/ SoulArbiter

      The most brutal guest opponent in Soul Calibur, ever… 

  • Aiddon

    Samanosuke or Soki from Onimusha, maybe?

    • http://www.youtube.com/B4ULoveShine Tim_at_where

      Most likely Soki, since getting the likeliness of Takeshi Kaneshiro, Onimusha Samanosuke’s likeness, is too expensive!

  • Cloud_ST

    I would love a Cloud vs Siegfried xD

  • heartless141

    i take it yoshi is already in there since well, tekken is also bandai namco, he was pretty fun in broken destiny.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/HAEBCODVH3BGFIHE47BKNDXD2I Jonathan

     We totally need a Tales of Character.

    Maybe Mira Maxwell from Xillia o w o

    • PurpleDoom

       If it counts for anything, Lloyd was in the Legends spin-off.

      I dunno if a Tales character would “fit” with the SC universe, though, although I certainly wouldn’t mind seeing one.

      • raikage

        If there would be a Tales of character, I guess it would be Yuri Lowell from Tales of Vesperia, cause the game was released for both PS3 and XBox360 (and it was always so that the guest character was from a game of the console the Soul Calibur game was for).

        • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/HAEBCODVH3BGFIHE47BKNDXD2I Jonathan

           guess that would be alright. But knowing Bamco, they will try and do some console exclusive nonsense again.

          Only real reason to want Mira is that I kind of want to see a Mage Knight kind of character in SC

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tien-Ron/100001474007360 Tien Ron

         lol well if lloyd is there then pretty much any tales character can i want cless tho or yuri

  • http://twitter.com/atmey Atmey

     I think Pyrrah’s sketch is on  http://www.soulcalibur.com now, seeing the shield is a circle, not a rectangle/thorny shaped like Patroklos’. Her pose seem somewhat like Cassandra. Guess Cassandra ans Sophitia won’t be playable. 

    • http://chronotwist.deviantart.com/ JustThisOne

      Could be. I can’t wait to see what the next gen is like.

  • http://scathingaccuracy.com Climpa
  • IceRomancer

    I’m rooting for Dante and Vergil as guest characters! :D

  • http://twitter.com/Leivra Leivra

     As long as it’s a Japanese character, I don’t mind.
    What I’m looking for is Warrior of Light.  ^_^

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/GJ6CCKKKGJ42IDMA4GNRTKL4YY Joe

     I’m hoping this comes out with the Wii2, so we can have the 3 versions again. Put in Zero Suit Samus for Nintendo, Lightning for Sony and Johanna Dark for Xbox. You know, because of boobs.

  • http://twitter.com/IKARI263 Shane Fitzpatrick

     gabriel fucking belmont. castlevania would be toooooooo boss

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/EnvyMizuhashi Garyuu

      Ya know, Castlevania and SC should go hand in hand.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/EnvyMizuhashi Garyuu

    “Dante, however, shouldn’t have too much trouble.”

    Sure, he won’t, with dozens of unblockable projectiles.

    If Project Soul’s gonna grab an American character like Spawn, they should at least go for Sara Pezzini from Witchblade. Would love to see that.

  • LynxAmali

    I sense foreshadowing here. So Dante?
    Imokaywiththis.jpg

  • KyoyaHibari

     Forget CLoud & Lightning ew, choose Warrior of Light, Firion or Cecil, they fit the bill for majestic emasculating characters from FF ;P and their playstyles would be fun   

  • z_merquise

    Though I’m a fan of Devil May Cry, I don’t think Dante would fit. Nelo Angelo (from DMC 1) however would be perfect. Or just Vergil in DMC 3.

    Also Samurai Shodown characters. If there’s a video game series that really fit for SoulCalibur, it’s Samurai Shodown.

    • Guest

       I would rather a crossover for that

      Otherwise…..Rurouni Kenshin, Bleach, Guts, Ryu Hayabusa, Guan Yu, Masamune Date, Tenchu ninja

    • PrinceHeir

      Hopefully no exclusive characters in each console.

      and yes Samurai Shodown would be amazing :)

  • Aara_Malik_Davoodi

    Bayonetta please

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christopher-Carmona/100000347329518 Christopher Carmona

     W-What is Kratos doing to her?

  • AzureNova

    Bayonetta >_< !!!!!!!

  • Phoenix_Apollo

    Jin from Xenosaga. MAKE IT HAPPEN, NAMCO. It’d be cool if they brought back system exclusive characters like that. Like, Project Cafe or the PS3 gets Jin while he PS3 gets Dante and the 360 gets another original character or something.

  • http://twitter.com/EldritchHarhaar Chad Erdman

     Robocop

  • emperadorpenguino

    Within Namco:
    Guest Boss Characters (ala-NANCY of Tekken): Arda Nova of God EaterAzazel of Tekken

    Guest Characters:Shio of God Eater
    Leon Magnus / Judas of Tales series

  • http://twitter.com/MaybeImALion Nick Matthews

    Gilgamesh for guest character.

    You all know he is the most amazing choice.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B6QGTMVVGUMHE2NRRZUVTR667Y matt

    Who I Personally Want in it is Sora From Kingdom Hearts And Cloud And Sephiroth From Final Fantasy VII And Lightning From Final Fantasy XIII and Gilgamesh From Final Fantasy V As Unlockable Characters (FYI They Are the most very popular Characters In Gaming History) Possibly Jason Vorrhees From Friday The 13th And Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare On Elm Street Franchise And Maybe Sonic The Hedgehog for his franchise and shadow the hedgehog

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B6QGTMVVGUMHE2NRRZUVTR667Y matt

    I Know How About Simon Belmont From Castlevania Series And Dracula From castlevania Series And Alucard From Castlevania Symphony Of The Night They Would Make Good Challengers

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