Bandai Namco has announced another addition to SoulCalibur 6’s roster of fighters: Seigfried. Longtime players will no doubt be happy to see the giant-sword wielding warrior return for the sixth entry, as he is a popular character alongside his corrupted counterpart, Nightmare, who is also set to appear.
“After losing to Kilik and his comrades in the form of Nightmare, Siegfried awoke in an unfamiliar place and he is now unable to free himself from the unforgiving memories of his time spent as the cursed sword’s puppet,” reads a brief origin story for this version of Seigfried. “The memory of having killed his own father is haunting him. His true nightmare has only just begun. Full of regrets, he is looking for redemption and he desperately wants to free himself from the cursed sword’s grasp.”
Based on the trailer, Seigfried is as angsty as ever but, more importantly, still very handy with the steel. His barrage of sword attacks look deadly, and will no doubt require opponents to constantly think about high-low mixups, as well as ensure he isn’t given too many openings as, once he gets going, he’s difficult to stop.
In March, Bandai Namco announced a guest character for SoulCalibur VI, and it was The Witcher’s Geralt. “We’ve collaborated with Bandai Namco artists to faithfully recreate Geralt, and shared original Witcher 3: Wild Hunt assets like Geralt’s model, animations, and weapons,” said CD Projekt Red community lead Marcin Momot. “I think Bandai Namco did an outstanding job of capturing all the details and introducing The Witcher to SoulCalibur in a way fans of both series will enjoy.”
Since then it’s been revealed that Geralt will also be featured on the SoulCalibur VI cover. The game does not yet have an exact release date, but it’s due out for PS4, Xbox One, and PC sometime this year.
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