Premier 3D Weapons-Based Fighting Game Returns to Challenge Gamers to Define Their Place in SOULCALIBUR History
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 19, 2018 — BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. is pleased to invite players to return to the stage of history as SOULCALIBUR™ VI launches today in the Americas for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PCs via STEAM®. SOULCALIBUR VI represents the pinnacle of 3D weapons-based 1vs.1 fighting and will include the return of fan-favorite characters and the premiere of all-new gameplay mechanics. SOULCALIBUR VI also continues the SOULCALIBUR tradition of featuring iconic guest characters; this time by featuring Geralt® of Rivia as its special guest character. The fearsome protagonist from The Witcher® video game series is ready to take on all who dare challenge him from the SOULCALIBUR universe.
The SOULCALIBUR franchise has been the premier 3D weapon-based fighting series since the original SOUL BLADE released in arcades in 1995. Utilizing the power of UNREAL® Engine 4, SOULCALIBUR VI retains the series’ signature 8-Way Run movement system, delivers super smooth 3D movements, and integrates new gameplay mechanics for newcomers to the franchise such as the Reversal Edge system. The Reversal Edge system enables new players to challenge more seasoned players; once initiated, both characters enter a rock-paper-scissors mini-game to see who will come out on top to deal large amounts of damage. SOULCALIBUR VI will also present a challenging single player mode; while offering players the opportunity to compete in multiplayer mode against friends or challenge fighters from around the world in dynamic battles presented with jaw-dropping visual effects.
“The SOULCALIBUR franchise is steeped in lore and embodies a long legacy of ground-breaking weapons-based gameplay that has set the franchise apart from other games in the fighting genre for decades,” said Mark Religioso, Brand Manager for BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “SOULCALIBUR VI builds upon this great legacy with a stellar lineup of characters and weapons, additional storyline progression, and knock-down drag-out fun!”
Taking place in the 16th century, SOULCALIBUR VI revisits the events of the original SOULCALIBUR to uncover hidden truths with a diverse lineup of new and returning characters, each with their own unique fighting styles. Each character will also be featured in their own storyline for players to uncover in SOULCALIBUR VI’s Story Mode. Players looking to create their own characters will be able to do so through SOULCALIBUR VI’s robust character creator mode.
Rated T for TEEN by the ESRB, SOULCALIBUR VI is available now in the Americas for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PCs via STEAM. For more information about SOULCALIBUR VI or other titles from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. please visit; https://www.bandainamcoent.com, follow us on Facebook at; https://www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS, or join the conversation on Twitter at; https://www.twitter.com/BandaiNamcoUS.
The SOULCALIBUR VI launch trailer can be found with the following YouTube link: https://youtu.be/0RiW9UIBnJg
SOULCALIBUR VI assets can also be found on the BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America press room site at: http://bneapressroom.com
About BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., part of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive entertainment for all major video game consoles, iOS, Android, and online platforms. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises including PAC-MAN®, GALAGA®, TEKKEN®, SOULCALIBUR®, and ACE COMBAT®. BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. is the premier publisher in the Western hemisphere for anime based video games including NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, DRAGON BALL Z®, and ONE PIECE®. More information about the company and its products can be found at http://www.bandainamcoent.com or www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS
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