Step on to the Stage of History with a new weapon in hand.
We first caught a glimpse of this in images that surfaced showing an in-development RAP prototype at E3 2018; HORI has two new SoulCalibur VI RAP.N fight sticks, so you can cut down your foes while enjoying some fantastic SoulCalibur panel art at the same time!
From the press release:
The Real Arcade Pro SOULCALIBUR VI Edition is a tournament-grade fighting stick for and that brings the arcade experience home. Featuring HORI original HAYABUSA joystick and matte HAYABUSA buttons specifically designed from the ground up to reduce input time, increase accuracy, and extend durability.
This is the new Real Arcade Pro, featuring a sleek, low-profile chassis and the popular NOIR button for maximum comfort. Additional features include assignable buttons, Turbo settings, Touch Pad, stick control input options, headset jack, PlayStation 3 and PC compatibility (via XInput) and more. Settle for nothing less than the Real Arcade Pro! Officially Licensed by Sony and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment.
These sticks look sure-to-please SoulCalibur fans, and the semi-transparent cases are an interesting switch. They are already available to pre-order in the USA through GameStop (click here for the PlayStation 4 version, and here for Xbox One), with an expected release date of October 19th.
If you’re a fan of Qanba, they also have revealed their own SoulCalibur VI-branded Obsidian fight stick.
Source: HORI USA [press release]