The Entertainment Software Rating Board, or ESRB, is an American non-profit organization that provides those parental-warning age ratings you see on video game boxes in retail stores. When the ESRB rates a game, they typically publish a brief description on their website to justify the rating.
That’s all well and good, but it seems like their description for SoulCalibur VI may have gone into a little too much detail:
This is a fighting game in which players engage in one-on-one combat with a large cast of supernatural and human characters. Characters punch, kick, and throw each other to drain opponents’ life meters. Several characters use swords, spears, pistols, axes, and nunchucks while fighting.
Uh-oh, ESRB. We haven’t seen some of those weapons yet!
“Spears” could easily refer to the currently-unannounced characters Hilde or Seong Mina, both of whom use pole weapons in battle. As Mina hasn’t appeared in a SC game since SoulCalibur IV, and SCVI’s canonical timeline is in the middle of two games she has appeared in, this likely references the Naginata user.
“Pistols” almost certainly references one of the series most-iconic antagonists: the undead pirate Cervantes. Lastly, “axes” points squarely to Astaroth, who can also be seen lurking in the background of recently-revealed story mode stills.
You can read the full text on the ESRB’s website.