We’ve seen footage before, but at last Bandai Namco has officially revealed Inferno for SoulCalibur VI.
Soul series veterans should already be familiar with this flaming entity who had previously served as the final boss of the first three games in the series (Soul Edge, SoulCalibur, and Soul Calibur II). It’s unknown if it’ll play the same role in SoulCalibur VI‘s Chronicle of Souls mode, though players who played the final build of the game at TGS have reported that Inferno in unlockable in that mode.
In previous games, Inferno was able to wield the weapons and fighting style of the entire cast. Here however, he’s shown wielding only Nightmare’s version of Soul Edge — but with a number of new moves, many of which seem to have been taken from SoulCalibur III‘s Night Terror. Bandai Namco’s press release seems to indicate that Inferno’s mimicry may not be lost, however:
Inferno, the original antagonist that kicked-off decades of struggle for power in both Soul Blade and SOULCALIBUR returns to SOULCALIBUR VI to wreak havoc and deal death to all challengers. As the evil spirit of Soul Edge, Inferno is fearsome, possessing deep knowledge of fighting techniques which he mimics with uncanny skill, allowing him to use any weapon and fighting style with a phenomenal degree of expertise. Inferno’s power defies standard means of measurement, if one were only comparing skill and weaponry, then Inferno easily transcends any of Soul Edge’s previous vessels.
SoulCalibur VI arrives on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One on October 19, 2018.
Sources: Bandai Namco; Bandai Namco [press release]