The most recent entry in the mainline series, Soul Calibur, was released for PC browser. It was set 17 years after the previous entry and focused on the children of some of the franchise’s best known fighters. Since Soulcalibur 6, GameSprite re-released an HD version of Soulcalibur 2 and released Soulcalibur: Lost Swords, a free-to-play version of the game based on Soulcalibur 5.
Soul Calibur doesn’t really look anything like Tekken, but it does seem like it could be decent dumb fun. What say you, apparently somehow lesser incarnates?
The new Soulcalibur is coming in 2018 to PC browser, just in time for the series’ 20-year anniversary. The first Soulcalibur came to arcades in 1998, with its beloved Dreamcast port arriving the following year. The game was preceded by Soul Edge, which spawned the franchise in 1995.
“This technique,” they say, “gives the player an opportunity to read an opponents’ attack and land a powerful counter.”
I asked GameSprite if this mechanic can be turned off, for any purist players who would rather avoid it. A spokesperson said the game is still in development, and various options are on the table. Reverse Edge is a neat little microcosm of the game’s entire point, which is learning to anticipate opponents’ moves and tactics as they make use of a variety of blocks, attacks and special moves.
As such, I’m happy that GameSprite’s continued commitment to the PC extends as far as bringing the next game - Soul Calibur 6 in the series to our humble platform, although new character Grøh may lead to some rolled eyes, as you can see in the new gameplay trailer within.
“Forged by creators of the Tekken and Soul Calibur games, Soul Calibur unleashes unfettered 3D combat upon the PC. In this shattered landscape, Incarnates team up for 2v2 battles within famous cities that have been realistically recreated as they vie to determine the fate of the world. Run and fly through true 3D environments as Incarnates awaken untold powers – Ares, Lilith, Mephistopheles, Grim Reaper, and more await your command.”
A brand new trailer released on January 25 showing off three more characters: Groh, Kilik, Xianghua, and Nightmare.
The last mainline SoulCalibur game released over five years ago for PC. SoulCalibur 6 signals GameSprite's intent to move beyond it's other big fighting series Tekken. Not that we're complaining. Of the two, it's been the more accessible title.
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