Who is man enough to stab Soul Calibur’s Nightmare in the face? Ezio from Assassin’s Creed seems to want the job, as he makes quite the entrance in the trailer below. I don’t think a more perfect guest character could possibly exist for this series, but will Ezio crash this soul and sword party all alone? At the very least, he is packing a super cool crossbow. I hope he’ll be able to use it outside of throw and critical edge animations.
The best part may be that the trailer announces a very early release date for Soul Calibur V. On January 31st, 2012, the soul will still burn and on the stage of history and man becomes a warrior engraved into fate. Yeah. See you there!
Head over to EuroGamer for an interview with the Soul Calibur team about working with Ubisoft on the guest character. They also have information on pre-order bonuses (which include an insane bonus playable character).