One of gaming’s most controversial female characters is back, with an outfit that’s almost exactly the same as the Dreamcast original.
Like any good fighter, SoulCalibur has some characters that are such favourites it’s impossible to imagine the game without them. And that definitely includes Ivy Valentine.
She hasn’t been confirmed until now, but the video below shows her in action with her signature sword that transforms into a physics-defying whip.
Defying physics is all part of Ivy’s shtick though. And while Bandai Namco do seem to have reduced the amount of animation on her breasts, the costume is so skimpy it’s unlikely to do anything to silence critics of the character.
Today’s other reveal is much less controversial, although actually more surprising. It’s the scythe-wielding Zasalamel from SoulCalibur III. He’s the only character so far that wasn’t in the original game, which suggests that the final line-up will be more varied than previously implied.
So far the other confirmed characters are mainstays Mitsurugi, Sophitia, Xianghua, Nightmare, and Kilik.
The only brand-new character so far is named Grøh, who uses a double-ended sword that can separate into two and is, for reasons not yet explained, referred to as The Agent in Black.
SoulCalibur VI is due to be released this year, on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. We played an early version of it back in December, and came away quite impressed.
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