Odashima Wanted To Call Soulcalibur V “Soul Edge 2,” But Namco Said “No”

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Earlier in the week, Namco revealed the name for their upcoming Soulcalibur title, and yes, it’s Soulcalibur V. Game director Daishi Odashima says that Soulcalibur V’s story takes place 17 years after its predecessor, and that the main character will be Patroklos, the son of Sophitia. That’s a sketch of him to the right.


Odashima also tweeted a few other interesting tidbits about the game recently. Keep in mind that some of these were tweeted before the official reveal.


In reply to a fan asking for skimpy outfits:

“Character creation should remain. But I’m not sure about your request for skimpy and fetish outfits…”


On Nightmare and Siegfried in Soulcalibur V:

“They get stronger each time so I gotta be careful.”


On the game’s title:

“Actually, I asked the company if we can call the game ‘Soul Edge 2’ but they said ‘no’.”


One fan also asked if there was a chance for dynamic stages and stage interaction in Soulcalibur V, to which Odashima simply replied: “Maybe.” Soulcalibur V is planned for a 2012 release on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.