French YouTuber and SoulCalibur pro Hayate EIN is back to demo the new options of the returning characters Raphael and Cervantes. As with his other videos, these are the earliest insights we have to the TGS-only build characters, so let’s jump in and take a look at their new abilities!
Raphael has (as far as we can be aware of right now) one of the game’s only cancelable Reversal Edges, and it seems uniquely powerful. His cancel isn’t just a slow return to neutral like Taki’s — he goes straight into his “Preparation Parry” auto-GI stance, able to attack relatively quickly. Fitting for a fencer!
Aesthetically, Cervantes looks fantastic. Several of his advancing attacks now have a visual that show that he’s propelling himself by the musket in his gun. Gameplay wise, there’s some interesting new tools: 1AB has a crazy new followup that may combo on counter-hit and definitely goes into one of the coolest new attack throw animations in the game.
Source: Hayate EIN