Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu got its first look at Soul Calibur 5 last week and confirmed a lot of details on the upcoming Namco Bandai fighting game while producer Hisaharu Tago shed new light on various aspects of the beloved franchise.
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As we already knew, the game will take place 17 years after Soul Calibur 4 and the main character will be Patroklos, son of Sophitia. What we didn't know however, is that Patroklos is 177 cenimeters tall, has a B blood type, and was born September 13. We've also heard he's indifferent to unicorns and believes paper clips should be abolished for 'obvious reasons,' but we haven't confirmed that just yet. Regardless, he takes after his mom in terms of weapon preference, favoring a short sword, and will also use the Arcadia Shield.
The magazine also mentions Siegfried who will be 40 in Soul Calibur 5 and will once again wield the Requiem weapons he used in Soul Calibur 1 and Soul Calibur 2. Tago confirmed that Soul Calibur 5 will feature guest characters, like Soul Calibur 2's Link, Spawn, and Heihachi Mishima, but didn't mention who they're bringing in this time around. We can also expect special weapons but Tago wouldn't give any specifics.
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In the end Tago promised not to let fans of the series down, so we're all hyped about what to expect when Soul Calibur 5 hits next year for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
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