CyberConnect2 Is Creating Soulcalibur V’s Story

By Spencer . July 26, 2011 . 3:30pm

sc5_pub_ss_natsu1_pyrrha1_003 .hack and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm developer CyberConnect2 are working with Project Soul on Soulcalibur V. Decked out in Naruto cosplay, Hiroshi Matsuyama, CEO, announced they are working on the game’s story mode. One of the things CyberConnect2 is doing is creating storyboards for Soulcalibur V.


Matsuyama assured that while Lars was a guest character in Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2, Naruto will not make a cameo in Soulcalibur V.


Also during the Namco Bandai fight club panel, producer at Hisaharu Toga said to fans Taki is not dead. The team wanted to show Natsu, Taki’s apprentice first, instead of showing Taki who aged 17 years after the events in Soulcalibur IV. Natsu will not be a Taki clone either. She has her own fighting style and many teleporting moves.



Z.W.E.I. who is also shown in the video above is a brand new character made for Soulcalibur V. Namco Bandai is keeping his details a secret for now, although Toga hinted his name means "two" in German. Even though Z.W.E.I. has a sword, it isn’t his main weapon. Perhaps, "two" stands for two fighting styles?


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  • SirSleepalot

    I hope the story mode is good as or even better then MK 9’s… even though its a lot to ask for, but they really need to do a good job of explaining these new characters and whats going on after 17 years. 

  • d19xx

    He looks like Kenshiro with a sword. :p

  • shion16

    Nobody turns a story into PURE EPICNESS as CC2.

    dot.hack, dot hack GU , Naruto games ,solatorobo, asura wrath , all of them have memorable story modes

    • How was the ending to Asura’s Wrath?

      • shion16

        but i know someone exploted ;)

  • leadintea

    In the above vid, Z.W.E.I. called out a monster call Ein, which means 1 in German. So Ein is probably Z.W.E.I.’s weapon or something.

  • Alright CC2 well make this game even more awsome.

  • z_merquise

    Looks like they’re going to improve the story mode this time and that’s a good thing. It’s not a big deal in fighting games, but I do always love to see some character development on the fighters even if they have a cliched backstory.

    Also it would be cool if they also give your created characters their own story mode. I want my cute and busty chick save the world against the Forces of Evil!!

    • One of the reasons why I loved SC3’s Chronicle of the Sword.

  • There goes my incentive for buying…unless he means that the epic Sasuke Uchiha will be in Soul Calibur.

    • William Carpenter

      Not a fan of CyberConnect2? They did Tail Concerto, so no matter how bad the .hack games were they’ll always be Top Tier in my book.

      • AzureNova

        The words “.Hack” and “Bad” shouldn’t be in the same sentence together lol

    • Ugh… Sasuke is a FAIL to all mangakind..

      • Sasuke is pure epicness, dont delude yourself, lol.

        • There’s no delusions, illusions. There are a million reasons why Sasuke is pure garbage, but I’m not going to start.  

    • Of all the characters they could include, x_x Sasuke was not in my mind for even a second.

      • Really? Sasuke is the second most epic character in the series, how could he not be on anyones mind, lol.

        • I’d rather have Kakashi over Sasuke. Though, Sasuke’s skill is pretty rad.

  • epy

    Can you make Haseo or Kite a guest character please? Actually, Balmung would fit perfectly in Soul Calibur.

    • z_merquise

      They’ll include Balmung so Siegfried can ask him why do they have the same voice.

      • epy

        Maybe they can get them to scream “CLAIRE!!” randomly at some point during their fight? ;D

    • OMG. If they include Balmung I would buy the game for every platform. -_- Well I already did buy the game for every platform for Darth Vader and Yoda. 0_0 But may the heavens hear you! Balmung would be awesome. -_- just stay there sleeping haseo and kite.

  • If CyberConnect2 can make Naruto’s story concise and enjoyable, they can easily do a bang-up job with Soul Calibur.

  • I hope the story mode is meaty and amounts to more than random fights. It would be great to have a story mode where you play as many of the main characters, like MK and in the style of the Edge Master mode. Even better would be a story mode like the Naruto games. Give purists an arcade mode with individual endings and they’re golden :).

  • why does zwei switch is sword from hand to hand during combat

  • AzureNova

    Natsu and Ivy were the most impressive in this trailer.

  • Kitestwinblades

    Excellent- now i can remake all my .hack characters from SCIV on V and have them go through a story made by CC2.  I’m guessing poor Sophie or Siegfried is the Orca of this tale. That last character uses the hilt of the sword a LOT and looks a bit like maxi. Just what is going on here- tonfa style used with a sword? I hope they add Talim!

  • PrinceHeir

    badass Trailer :)

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