Bandai Namco’s Mark Religioso talks how SoulCalibur VI is retelling the stories of SoulCalibur I and II

By on July 23, 2018 at 11:00 am

As most fans already know, SoulCalibur VI will be set in an earlier era in the series’ history. The game specifically goes back in time to the period of the first two SoulCalibur games. Recently, as part of their SDCC livestream, IGN Live got a chance to talk to SoulCalibur brand manager Mark Religioso about the move back to this specific point in time. Specifically, he discusses how they’re approaching this retelling.

For SoulCalibur VI, the story is told through Kilik’s point of view. This is a reflection of the tag line “history hides away more than one truth,” with the game showing “the truth” so to speak, as Kilik sees it. That said, despite the story being from Kilik’s point of view, newcomer Grøh will also be something of a protagonist in the game’s story mode as well — though they didn’t divulge any further details on him.

In addition to this, they also talk about Voldo, who was confirmed at SDCC. Specifically, they talk a bit about how he’s become iconic to the franchise, and also go a bit into how he’s changed in this game. You can check out all this at the 1 hour, 5 minute mark in the video below.

SoulCalibur VI launches on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One on October 19, 2018.

Source: IGN Live

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