Siegfried, the cursed knight, steps into SoulCalibur VI!

By on April 12, 2018 at 8:00 am
Soul Calibur 6

“I will not surrender myself to this nightmare!”

This morning, Bandai Namco posted a surprise reveal trailer for the next character coming to SoulCalibur VI. It’s a pretty surprising one, as fans wildly speculated for a while whether Siegfried would make it in — and enthusiasts of big swords and stance-based moves won’t be disappointed.

Lore-wise, Siegfried is the human who picks up Soul Edge at the end of the events of the first game, becoming a vessel for the cursed knight, Nightmare. And yet, he starts to resist the will of the demonic being that’s thirsty for souls. As a playable character separate from Nightmare, it seems this will be important for the story mode in the game.

The German knight battles using his massive Zweihänder with a mixture of faster spins and slower, massive blows. Fans who played him before from SoulCalibur III onward should recognize quite a lot of his moves, which involve many stance changes. The trailer also shows off mechanics new to SoulCalibur VI, giving a taste of a Soul Charge-enhanced combo as well as his cinematic Critical Edge.

Who is a Siegfried past or future main? Let us know in the comments!

Recently, a Ring Out event featured Kayane, among other top SoulCalibur VI players.

Source: Bandai Namco America

Luke "Woocash" Siuty is a Chicago-based writer who specializes in ArcSys titles. A Guilty Gear veteran, he plays Baiken and commits atrocities by playing Sin when he's not busy pondering the ArcSys Cycle. He's always down to talk on Twitter, so send him tips. He's good at OS-ing in real life, not so much in video games, though.