Two familiar faces are returning to fight, as Bandai Namco have announced that snake sword-wielding Ivy and scythe-wielding sorcerer Zasalamel will appear in SoulCalibur VI. Both of them sport updated versions of their original costumes.
As Ivy’s weapon can swap between whip and sword forms, expect her to be a threat at all ranges. She can start a juggle combo from half a screen away, using her whip to fling her opponent straight into her onslaught. Watch your toes when you’re fighting Ivy too, as her snake sword can drill under the ground, grab you by the feet and hang you up to dry.
Being a master of magics, Zasalamel comes to SoulCalibur VI with a robe full of tricks. Along with his scythe Kafziel, Zasalamel can call upon the power of the Abyss for certain special moves. Not only can he briefly stop time, but he can drag his opponent towards him using a special “black hole” spell. These abyssal moves were previously exclusive to Abyss, the skeletal final boss of SoulCalibur III and an alternate version of Zasalamel.
SoulCalibur VI is expected to launch sometime in 2018 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.