According to a recent article by Train2Game, Soul Calibur V’s story mode is only a fraction of the size the developers originally wanted it to be. “Our first plan on the storyboard was that we had every characters story, and actually we do have it in the studio, but time-wise, man power-wise we weren’t able to do it and only one fourth of what we planned to do is in the game,” said Daishi Odashima, director for Soul Calibur V. This explains why we were never told why Viola and Z.W.E.I. are traveling with Seigfried or why Xiba’s only definable personality trait is that he likes food.
In fact, the development team actually has several voice-overs ready for the stories that were never created. Maybe one day they can be salvaged for DLC story additions.
Head over to Train2Game to read the full article.