SoulCalibur VI Devs On Swordplay, Simple Commands, Collaborations, Teases Character Creation

By Sato . December 12, 2017 . 3:30am

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SoulCalibur VI introduces the new Reversal Edge and other new features that key developers recently talked about in this week’s issue of Famitsu magazine. [Thanks, Ryokutya2089.]

 

Here are highlights from the interview:

  • The “Reversal Edge” can be performed with a single button. While pressing the button it blocks all attacks from high, middle, low, and grabs.

 

  • When you let go of the button the character will slash and enter a scene.

 

  • There are some moves that you can only pull off by consuming your Soul Charge and powering up.

 

  • The “Lethal Hit” is an advanced system where landing certain moves in the right condition will send the opponent flying.

 

  • Since there wasn’t any 3D fighters with weapons on current generation consoles, the team felt that they needed to make a new SoulCalibur.

 

  • The setting will take us back in time, into the year 1586. The keyword here is “reboot.”

 

  • Please look forward to collaborations with other works!

 

  • The team is focusing on making enjoyable sword fights with the press of a button using Reversal Edge.

 

  • Some commands that were difficult to pull off up until now have also been made to activate with just one button.

 

  • The Guard Impact no longer consumes your meter.

 

  • The team is getting help from a surprising amount of outside developers.

 

  • Character creation is something appealing that can’t be taken away, so keep an eye out for that.

 

  • Development is currently 70% complete.

 

You can check out more on SoulCalibur VI with the latest footage and word from the producer here, details on Reversal Edge system here, and the reveal trailer here.

 

SoulCalibur VI releases in 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.


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