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Xianghua’s Daughter, Leixia, Enters Soulcalibur V


A couple of weeks ago, Soulcalibur V director, Daishi Odashima, was asked on Twitter whether or not Xianghua would be in the game. At the time, Odashima replied: “You’re tempting me to spill more secrets lol.”


Now we know what he meant. While we still don’t know whether or not Xianghua herself will be in Soulcalibur V, her daughter, Leixia, will.


The character was confirmed at EVO 2011, making her yet another character that has ties to the old cast. After returning to Japan from EVO, Odashima also touched upon Natsu, who is Taki’s disciple on his Twitter feed:


“Natsu’s moves are based off Taki’s but she can move faster and can transfer to the Possession stance quickly to fake the opponent,” he wrote. “Her CE fires 3 blasts and can be followed up with the possession stance to apply additional attacks. She’s very fast. Highly recommend.”


Meanwhile, Ivy will be closer to Soulcalibur and Soulcalibur II. “Her basic moves will be in sword form and by holding the button down, can be turned into a whip,” Odashima revealed.

Ishaan Sahdev
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.