Soulcalibur 6 is coming, and it’s rebooting the storied fantasy fighting franchise with new mechanics and new characters. This isn’t the soft-reset that Soulcalibur 5 became — instead, Bandai Namco are going back to the start of the story, bringing back the classic versions of series favorites, returning recent additions, and fresh new characters to the expanded world.
Here, we’re going to keep a tally of all the latest character reveals until the game releases. There have already been a few surprise additions — along with the standard characters everyone knows are going to be in the game. Mitsurugi and Sophitia aren’t about to get left out. Characters like Zasalamel though? They’re kind of surprising. Check out the full list (so far!) below.
Soulcalibur 6 | Character Roster
[Work-In-Progress: Check back soon for new updates as more characters are announced.]
New characters are unique to Soulcalibur 6, and have never before appeared in the franchise.
Geralt of Rivia, the hero of the now-popular Witcher series of RPGs makes his surprise appearance in Soulcalibur 6. Packing his signature skills and a pair of weapons for dealing with unnatural beasts, Geralt looks like an awesome, natural choice as a guest character.
A totally new character to the franchise, Grøh, also known as the Agent in Black, is a native of Norway and uses a Double Saber — literally two swords attached at the hilt. He uses a fast, dynamic combat style; he can break his saber into two distinct swords, teleport, and generate shockwave attacks.
Returning characters are franchise favorites coming back for another round. Whether they’ve appeared in all, some, or only one of the previous entries, you’ll find these characters in this section.
A witch armed with a sword / whip hybrid, Ivy is a scantily-clad avatar for the series. She’s a cruel warrior that tortures her victims with a thousand cuts, but her goals are noble — she seeks revenge against the Soul Edge for ruining her aristocratic English family.
A young man from the Ming Empire, who uses his staff fighting techniques to strike gracefully at range. A new aspect to his character, Kilik can become possessed — when being bestowed upon with a treasure from the monk he trained with, Kilik can use his soul charge to glow. His hair glows, and a V-shaped scar shines along with his changed eye color.
Back for another round, Mitsurugi has appeared in every single entry in the franchise, including Soul Edge. The hardened samurai hailing from Japan is younger here, but no less skilled with his katana.
The living embodiment of Soul Edge, Nightmare is a monstrous knight in twisted armor. He wields an over-sized sword with both hands, giving him extended range but slow, deliberate movement.
The oldest sister in a family of skilled Greek swordfighters, Sophitia is a classic character making her return from Soulcalibur 4. She wields a sword and shield, and fights with a graceful style native this game’s in-universe Athens. As a Holy Warrior, she’s destined to face off against another returning character — Nightmare.
Another fighter hailing from present day China, Xianghua uses a Chinese Blade (or Jian) in combat. She’s a graceful one-handed swordswoman with movements that flow like water — and, as her nickname implies, she’s a traveling artist looking to hone her skills in friendly matches.
The scythe-wielding warrior with the power of reincarnation is back in the rebooted timeline. As one of the Guardians of the Spirit Sword, Zasalamel has used his mystical powers to help both good and evil.