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Kratos makes his Soulcalibur debut

Broken Destiny is based on Soulcalibur IV , with characters wearing the same costumes they wore in the full console title, and many of the same arenas reappearing. Unlike SCIV, Darth Vader, Yoda, and the Apprentice will not appear. Instead there will be a new character named Dampierre, and a new guest character, Kratos from the God of War series. These new characters, coupled with returning characters from SCIV, make for a total of 28 playable combatants. Broken Destiny also introduces some new and refined modes made from the ground up to be more compatible with the portable nature of the game.

Returning Characters

There are a total of 26 returning characters, comprised of:

Algol

Due to his immense power, Algo was able to wield the Soul Edge without being corrupted by its dark influence. He used this newfound power to spread peace across the different lands. His son Arcturus, however, was jealous of Algol's power, and attempted to steal Soul Edge for himself. Weaker than his father, Arcturus was quickly corrupted by the touch of Soul Edge. In order to put his son's soul to rest, Algol had no choice but to try to take the sword back. Algol killed his own son to save him from the dark influence of Soul Edge. After killing his son, Algol attempted to form Soul Calibur. He was successful at forming the mystical sword, but he died during the process. Over the years his energy has remained dormant, slowly building a new vessel in which to live. Finally, Algol was reborn in this form.

CharacterInformation
BirthplaceUnknown
Birth dateUnknown
AgeEverlasting
Height6'4"
Weight240lbs
Blood TypeStream of pure power
Weapon(s)Soul Edge and Soul Calibur
Weapon Name(s)Soul Edge and Soul Calibur
Fighting StyleControls the stream of power
FamilyHis son is Arcturus
Other Soulcalibur AppearancesSoulcalibur IV
English Voice ActorJamieson Price
Japanese Voice ActorGeorge Nakata

Amy

Amy grew up a poor orphan living on the streets of Rouen. Her parents died from the plague while she was still young. Weak and without home or family, she wandered the streets in a desperate haze until one day a fugitive named Raphael stumbled upon her. With the guards in hot pursuit of Raphael, Amy used her knowledge of the streets to hide him until the guards left. In return, Raphael took Amy into his home as his own daughter.

CharacterInformation
BirthplaceRouen, France
Birth dateUnknown
AgeUnknown
HeightUnknown
WeightUnknown
Blood TypeUnknown
Weapon(s)Rapier
Weapon Name(s)Albion
Fighting StyleLa Rapiere des Sorel Family
FamilyRaphael (foster father)
Other Soulcalibur AppearancesSoulcalibur III and Soulcalibur IV
English Voice ActorHeather Hogan
Japanese Voice ActorHitome Nabatame

Astaroth

Astaroth was created by the God of War, Ares, in order to obtain Soul Edge for him. Astaroth soon found the blade, but had to battle Sophitia for possession of it. By the time the battle was over, the blade was scarred and scratched. Deciding that Ares would not want the sword in such a tattered condition, he came across Nightmare, who wanted to collect souls in order to restore the blade to its full power. Deciding that having the blade fully restored would be to both their benefits, Astaroth agreed to help. After killing countless victims, the sword was finally ready to be presented to Ares. But just as Astaroth was about to betray Nightmare and claim the blade for himself, Kilik, Xianghua, and Maxi stormed Nightmare's base and attacked, killing Astaroth. Years later, he was revived by Ares to again hunt down the mythical blade.

CharacterInformation
BirthplaceGrand Shrine of Palgaea, Persia
Birth DateSeptember 3, 1584
Age7
Height6'10"
Weight287lbs
Blood TypeClay
Weapon(s)Giant Axe
Weapon Name(s)Kulutues
Fighting StyleGyulkus
FamilyCreated by the Gods
Other Soulcalibur AppearancesSoulcalibur, Soulcalibur II, Soulcalibur III, Soulcalibur IV
English Voice ActorMichael McConnohie
Japanese Voice ActorRyuzaburo Otomo

Cassandra

Cassandra's primary motivation in the Soulcalibur games is to protect her sister, Sophitia. As her sister quests for Soul Edge, Cassandra is always behind her, trying to catch up and help out. Finally, when Soul Edge is created, Cassandra sets out on a quest to destroy the blade before its dark influence can touch anyone else. In Broken Destiny's Gauntlet mode, Cassandra is on a quest to help Hilde find the six items which can help cure Hilde's ailing father.

CharacterInformation
BirthplaceAthens, Greece
Birth dateJuly 20, 1570
Age21
Height5'5"
WeightUnknown
Blood TypeB
Weapon(s)Sword and Shield
Weapon Name(s)Digamma Sword and Nemea Shield
Fighting StyleAthenian Style
FamilyOlder Sister: Sophitia
Younger Brother: Lucius
Mother: Nike
Father: Achaelus
Other Soulcalibur AppearancesSoulcalibur II, Soulcalibur III, Soulcalibur IV
English Voice ActorDebra Jean Rogers
Japanese Voice ActorReiko Takagi

Cervantes

Cervantes's father was a great sailor who was killed in a devastating attack. Emotionally broken because of his father's death, Cervantes became a notorious pirate. In Broken Destiny, his soul is required as one of the six ingredients needed by Hilde and Cassandra in order to cure the sickness that plagues Hilde's father.

CharacterInformation
BirthplaceValencia, Spain
Birth DateJanuary 1, 1536
Age55
Height5'10"
Weight176
Blood TypeO
Weapon(s)Long Sword and Pistol Sword
Weapon Name(s)Acheron and Nirvana
Fighting StyleMemories of Soul Edge
FamilyFather: Phillp (dead)
Mother: Deceased
Daughter: Ivy
Other Soulcalibur AppearancesSoul Edge, Soulcalibur, Soulcalibur II, Soulcalibur III, Soulcalibur IV
English Voice ActorWarren Rodgerson
Japanese Voice ActorJin Urayama

Hilde

Hilde was born the daughter of the King of Wolfkrone, a fictional German kingdom. As a young girl, she watched as her father, once a gentle and kind man, slowly lost his sanity to the influence of the Evil Seed, a dark magic. Finally, the King was deemed to mad to reign and was sentenced to live the rest of his life isolated from the world in an underground chamber. As the next in line for the throne, Hilde was thrust upon the throne at a young age. Despite her youth, she was determined and clever, and managed to defend the kingdom from enemy attack. Soon, however, she learned that the evil Soul Edge was steadily gaining power and casting a dark influence against the land. She gathered an army and set out to destroy it. In Broken Destiny, comedic light is cast on her father's illness, as she sets out with Cassandra to obtain six ingredients which will cure his disease.

CharacterInformation
BirthplaceWolfkrone, Germany
Birth DateAugust 13, 1573
Age18
Height5'3"
Weight110lbs
Blood TypeAB
Weapon(s)Short Sword and Lance
Weapon Name(s)Glanzende Nova and Frischer Himmel
Fighting StyleErbschaft
FamilyFather: King of Wolfkrone
Other Soulcalibur AppearancesSoulcalibur IV
English Voice ActorJulie Ann Taylor
Japanese Voice ActorYuko Kaida

Ivy

Ivy was left abandoned by her father, Cervantes, at the doorstep of the Valentines, a Royal family. The Count and Countess adopted and raised her, but were cruelly taken before their time by Soul Edge. The Count was driven to madness and depravity by his pursuit of the legendary weapon, and he died in his search. The Countess soon grew ill and died as well, leaving Ivy as the only surviving member of the Valentine family. She chose to carry on her father's search for Soul Edge.

CharacterInformation
BirthplaceBritish Empire, London
Birth DateDecember 10, 1559
Age32
Height5'10"
Weight128
Blood TypeUnknown
Weapon(s)Snake Sword
Weapon Name(s)Valentine
Fighting StyleUnknown
FamilyReal Father: Cervantes
Adopted Father: Count Valentine
Adopted Mother: Countess Valentine
Other Soulcalibur AppearancesSoulcalibur, Soulcalibur II, Soulcalibur III, Soulcalibur IV
English Voice ActorLani Minella
Japanese Voice ActorKanako Tojo

Kilik

Kilik was driven to madness by the Evil Seed and murdered many of the monks who he lived with in the temple. His sister rushed to stop his rampage and bring him back to sanity. In his madness, he killed his sister as she tried to stop him. The Edge Master found Kilik's unconscious body in the temple and took him under his wing.

CharacterInformation
BirthplaceUnknown
Birth DateFebruary 9, 1568
Age23
Height5'6"
Weight139lbs
Blood TypeA
Weapon(s)Rod
Weapon Name(s)Kali-Yuga
Fighting StyleSecret Arts of the Ling Shen Su Style Rod
FamilyMaster: Edge Master
Sworn Sister: Xianlian
Other Soulcalibur AppearancesSoulcalibur, Soulcalibur II, Soulcalibur III, Soulcalibur IV
English Voice ActorGrant George
Japanese Voice ActorSoichiro Hoshi

Lizardman

Lizardman was originally Aeon Calcos, a human warrior. Originally from Sparta, he was given a mission by Hephaestus to destroy Soul Edge. Midway through his journey, however, he became lost in a massive desert and collapsed unconcious in the sand. He awoke in a desert village. The citizens there had found him lying in the desert and rescued him, taking him in and providing him with food and shelter. His intents to repay the villagers for their kindness were cut short, as suddenly the Evil Seed rained down upon the village, infecting him with a blind rage. Possesed by the Evil Seed, Aeon went on a murderous rampage through the village, murderingall of its inhabitants and falling into unconciousness afterwards. An evil cult caught wind of this rampage and captured him in his vulnerable state. They performed horrible experiments on him, transforming him into a lizardman in an attempt to unlock his full powers. Thus, Aeon became the first lizardman, but he was far from the last abomination that the cult would create. Over time, Aeon grew to dominate the other lizardmen, leading them on violent rampages across the land. He now searches for Soul Edge in hopes of finding the soul that he believes he has lost.

CharacterInformation
BirthplaceSparta, Greece
Birth DateJune 23, 1555
Age36
Height5'11"
Weight190lbs
Blood TypeUnknown
Weapon(s)Sword and Shield
Weapon Name(s)Xi Sword and Game Shield
Fighting StyleRapid Ares Style
FamilyUnknown
Other Soulcalibur AppearancesSoulcalibur, Soulcalibur II, Soulcalibur III, Soulcalibur IV
English Voice ActorNot Specified
Japanese Voice ActorNot Specified

Maxi

Maxi and his father were sailors and traders, transporting their goods across the sea. They were official state employees, however, and were bound to the state. Because of their sworn loyalty to the state, they could never leave to trade with other countries. Maxi always yearned to see the rest of the world, and after his father died, he set out on the open seas as a pirate with his mentor and friends, including Kilik and Xianghua. One day their ship came under attack by a band of golems and lizardmen led by Astaroth. Swearing revenge, they repaired their ship, said prayers for the deceased, and followed Astaroth back to his base. Maxi found his hulking foe and emerged victorious in a battle to the death.

CharacterInformation
BirthplaceOkinawa, Japan
Birth DateMay 1, 1653
Age28
Height5'8"
Weight128lbs
Blood TypeO
Weapon(s)Nunchaku
Weapon Name(s)Soryuju
Fighting StyleShissen Karihadi
FamilyParents: Deceased
Other Soulcalibur AppearancesSoulcalibur, Soulcalibur II, Soulcalibur III, Soulcalibur IV
English Voice ActorSteve Van Wormer
Japanese Voice ActorKenjiro Tsuda

Mitsurugi

One of Soulcalibur's most iconic characters, Mitsurugi joined up with the samurai after seeing him homeland razed by bandits. Word quickly spread of his prowess with a sword; soon, he had become somewhat of an urban legend. Despite his infamy, Mitsurugi only desired an opponent worthy of his skills. He went on to fight in every war that took place in Japan seeking out a strong opponent. When he finally found one, though, it came in an unexpected form. During the Battle of Nagashino, his forces were obliterated by a new innovation: the rifle. With his troops being murdered at long range, Mitsurugi had no way to fight back. He vowed to find an even more powerful weapon to crush the rifle. Thus, his search for Soul Edge began.

CharacterInformation
BirthplaceBizen, Japan
Birth DateJune 8, 1562
Age29
Height5'7"
Weight143lbs
Blood TypeAB
Weapon(s)Katana
Weapon Name(s)Shishi-Oh
Fighting StyleTenpu-Kosai-Ryu Kai
FamilyDeceased
Other Soulcalibur AppearancesSoul Edge, Soulcalibur, Soulcalibur II, Soulcalibur III, Soulcalibur IV
English Voice ActorScott Keck
Japanese Voice ActorToshiyuki Morikawa

Nightmare

Nightmare was the alter-ego of Siegfried that came out when he was possessed by Soul Edge. Siegfried eventually managed to free himself from the blade's influence, but his bond with Nightmare was so strong at that point that the pure energy of Soul Edge created an entirely new being. Thus, the true Nightmare was born. Nightmare is ruthless in his pursuit of souls to power Soul Edge. He considers humans to be pathetic and worthy of the grisly deaths he bestows upon them.

CharacterInformation
BirthplaceUnknown
Birth DateUnknown
AgeHas always existed as a part of Soul Edge
Height5'6"
Weight212lbs
Blood TypeNone
Weapon(s)Soul Edge
Weapon Name(s)Soul Edge (Complete)
Fighting StyleThe Memories That Stain His Armor
FamilyNone
Other Soulcalibur AppearancesSoulcalibur, Soulcalibur II, Soulcalibur III, Soulcalibur IV
English Voice ActorPatrick Ryan
Japanese Voice ActorKosei Hirota

Raphael

Raphael was a noble who grew up with the rapier in hand. His great skill was superseded only by his great coldness, which made him somewhat infamous amongst his friends. Still, his prowess with a rapier was enough to solidify his role in the top tier of nobles, and make his family proud. But when the Evil Seed struck and everyone around him was consumed by madness, Raphael had no choice but to defend himself against the nobles who had coddled him before. In self defense, he killed one of the nobles. When everyone returned to normal, they were outraged, as the man who Raphael had killed was one who had been a staunch supporter of his family. Raphael was chased from his hometown by his own family for daring to slay one of their greatest supporters.

CharacterInformation
BirthplaceRouen, France
Birth DateNovember 29, 1559
Age32
Height5'10"
Weight159lbs
Blood TypeA
Weapon(s)Rapier
Weapon Name(s)Flambert
Fighting StyleLa Rapiere des Sorel
FamilyFoster Daughter: Amy
Other Soulcalibur AppearancesSoulcalibur II, Soulcalibur III, Soulcalibur IV
English Voice ActorCharles Rubendall
Japanese Voice ActorYasunori Masutani

Rock

Rock was so nicknamed because of his immense strength. His father won Soul Edge at an auction, but on the way home their ship was ransacked by Cervantes. His parents rushed to secure Soul Edge, but never returned. The ship sank into the ocean and Rock awoke on a beach. The natives of the island feared him, all except for one little boy, who was similarly orphaned. It was on this island that Rock trained to take revenge for the loss of his parents, and to obtain what once was his.

CharactersInformation
BirthplaceBritish Empire, London
Birth DateDecember 14, 1549
Age35
Height5'9"
Weight187lbs
Blood TypeUnknown
Weapon(s)Battle Axe
Weapon Name(s)Apocalypse
Fighting StyleSelf-Taught
FamilyDeceased
Other Soulcalibur AppearancesSoul Edge, Soulcalibur, Soulcalibur III, Soulcalibur IV
English Voice ActorWally Burr
Japanese Voice ActorMinoru Inaba

Seong Mi-na

Seong Mi-na grew up in Korea surrounded by weapons. Her prowess with blades was great, even surpassing that of her own father, but rarely could anyone look past her physical beauty to see the elegance with which she could wield a blade. This was spurred on by her father, who was trying to marry her out to a series of noble families. Mi-na's big break came when the Japanese began attacking Korea in greater force. As the Japanese forces attacked the coast, the Korean military and navy gathered their finest, including Mi-na's father, to form a strategy for repelling the invaders. During this meeting, she heard her father discussing Soul Edge with another man. Mi-na decided that if she couldn't get any respect from the men based purely on her combat skills, maybe they would respect her if she could bring back Soul Edge. She packed up her belongings and left the city.

CharacterInformation
BirthplaceJirisan, Korea
Birth DateNovember 3, 1568
Age23
Height5'4"
Weight106lbs
Blood TypeA
Weapon(s)Zanbatou
Weapon Name(s)Scarlet Thunder
Fighting StyleSeong Style Longsword + Ling Sheng Su Style Rod
FamilyFather and brother are still living, mother and sister deceased
Other Soulcalibur AppearancesSoul Edge, Soulcalibur, Soulcalibur II, Soulcalibur III, Soulcalibur IV
English Voice ActorErika Lenhart
Japanese Voice ActorSanae Kobayashi

Setsuka

As an orphaned child, Setsuka was ostracized by other children for her light, pale features. After being the target of so much hate and violence, she fled her hometown to go to Japan, where she was taken in by a bodyguard, not much older than her. Her adopter taught her the same martial arts that he used when protecting clients. As she grew older and more skilled, she was entrusted with important errands. One day, she returned from one of these errands to find her master gravely wounded. He died shortly thereafter, but not before imparting the name of the man who wounded him so badly: Mitsurugi. As her mentor died, she realized her true feelings for him; she loved him as more than a master or and adoptive family member, and she vowed to find Mitsurugi in order to take her revenge.

CharacterInformation
BirthplaceUnknown
Birth DateUnknown
Age24
Height5'6"
Weight115lbs
Blood TypeA
Weapon(s)Iaito hidden in a parasol
Weapon Name(s)Ugetsu Kageuchi
Fighting StyleShinden Tsushima-ryu Battojyuttsu
FamilyParents: Unknown
Other Soulcalibur AppearancesSoulcalibur III, Saoulcalibur IV
English Voice ActorKari Wahlgren
Japanese Voice ActorNanaho Katsuragi

Siegfried

Siegfried is one of the most interesting and storied member of the Soulcalibur cast, having appeared in every game in the series as either the main protagonist or the main antagonist. This interesting duality is thanks to his alter ego, Nightmare, who searches for souls to power Soul Edge. His story is too long to recount in this brief space; those interested in reading more should head to his official wiki page.

CharacterInformation
BirthplaceGermany
Birth DateFebruary 6, 1568
Age23
Height5'6"
Weight110lbs
Blood TypeA
Weapon(s)Zweihander
Weapon Name(s)Soul Calibur
Fighting StyleSelf Taught
FamilyKilled his father
Other Soulcalibur AppearancesSoul Edge, Soulcalibur, Soulcalibur II, Soulcalibur III, Soulcalibur IV
English Voice ActorRoger Craig Smith
Japanese Voice ActorNobuyuki Hiyama

Sophitia

Sophitia received her signature weapon, the Omega Sword, from Hephaestus and was sent by him on a mission to destroy Soul Edge. She was reluctant to accept the mission, as she was but a humble daughter of a local baker and had little experience in swordplay, but Hephaestus insisted that he had chosen her for a reason. She tracked down the sword and found it in the hands of Cervantes. She managed to destroy one of the twin blades, but her attack fractured the blade and sent shards flying everywhere, wounding her. As Cervantes was about to strike the finishing blow, Taki stepped in to save her. The two of them headed for Athens to find Sophitia's sister, Cassandra, and became fast friends on the way. In Athens, Sophitia attempted to return to a normal life, but it was not to be. She soon received an ominous vision of a deeply evil sword and, knowing it could only be Soul Edge, she set out to finish what she had started.

CharacterInformation
BirthplaceAthens, Ottoman Empire
Birth DateMarch 12, 1566
Age25
Height5'6"
WeightUnknown
Blood TypeB
Weapon(s)Sword and Shield
Weapon Name(s)Omega Sword and Elk Shield
Fighting StyleAthenian Style
FamilySister: Cassandra
Other Soulcalibur AppearancesSoul Edge, Soulcalibur, Soulcalibur II, Soulcalibur III, Soulcalibur IV
English Voice ActorDiane Holmby
Japanese Voice ActorChie Nakamura

Taki

Taki is a ninja, spy, and demon hunter, and as such, she makes for a fast and formidable foe on the battlefield. Raised in Japan under the tutelage of the Fu-Ma clan of ninjas, she attained mastery of small blades early in her life. Things weren't always easy for Taki, though. She was orphaned as a child, eventually to be found by the ninja master Toki. It was under the tutelage of his ninjas that Taki learned how to harness the supernatural powers that lay dormant in her soul, and how to forge her own blades to better utilize this power.

CharacterInformation
BirthplaceFu-Ma No Sato, Japan
Birth DateUnknown
Age29
Height5'7"
Weight117lbs
Blood TypeA
Weapon(s)Dual Kodachi
Weapon Name(s)Rekki-Maru and Mekki-Maru
Fighting StyleMusoh-Battu-Ryu
FamilyOrphaned
Other Soulcalibur AppearancesSoul Edge, Soulcalibur, Soulcalibur II, Soulcalibur III, Soulcalibur IV
English Voice ActorDesiree Goyette
Japanese Voice ActorSachiko Kojima

Talim

Talim was the daughter of the head of a village in the Philippines, the residents of which could control the power of the wind. She was to be their last priestess, as their culture was rapidly changing for the modern. When the Evil Seed corrupted the world, Talim was knocked unconscious by the sheer malevolence of the power. Upon awakening, she left home. Years later, at 15 years of age, Talim met a man carrying a metal fragment, claiming it to be a charm. Talim knew better, though; she recognized the energy in the fragment from the Evil Seed. She took the fragment and set out to have it returned to whichever blade it had fallen from, hoping that by reuniting the fragment with its owner she might be able to still the evil energies that had been churning around it for years. It was only later that she realized that the fragment was from the evil blade Soul Edge, and that reuniting it could lead to disaster.

CharacterInformation
BirthplaceVillage of the Wind Deity, Philippines
Birth DateJune 15, 1576
Age15
Height4'8"
Weight93lbs
Blood TypeUnknown
Weapon(s)Dual Tonfa-Styled Blades
Weapon Name(s)Syi Salika and Loka Luha
Fighting StyleWind Dance
FamilyDaughter of the Priest and Priestess of the Wind Tribe
Other Soulcalibur AppearancesSoulcalibur II, Soulcalibur III, Soulcalibur IV
English Voice ActorHynden Walch
Japanese Voice ActorYukari Tamura

Tira

Very little concrete information is known about Tira's history. She was born and raised with the sole purpose of becoming a master assassin, and she has fulfilled that goal with alarming success. She works under an organization called Bird of Passage, who would form contracts with powerful politicians and world leaders to murder their enemies covertly. Tira began killing at a young age. Due to her repeated exposure to death at a young age, she became desensitized and eventually dependent on the act of killing. She needed to kill in order to feel; it stimulated her. When the Evil Seed was released, it corrupted the leader of the Bird of Passage, driving him insane. With its head cut off, the organization's body withered and died. It is here that Tira's history begins to become more clear. Alone and without a way to sustain herself, Tira found herself in the arms of an adoptive family. Adjusting to normal life proved impossible, though, and as she sat in the captivity of a normal home her fascination with Nightmare's massacres grew. She idolized him, in a perverse way. During an argument with her family, Tira brutally killed them all and set out to find Nightmare. She followed the trail of corpses, finding Nightmare and agreeing to become his servant.

CharacterInformation
BirthplaceUnknown
Birth DateUnknown
Age17
Height5'3"
Weight95lbs
Blood TypeAB
Weapon(s)Ring Blade
Weapon Name(s)Eiserne Drossel
Fighting StyleDance of Death
FamilyNone
Other Soulcalibur AppearancesSoulcalibur III, Soulcalibur IV
English Voice ActorJennifer Hale
Japanese Voice ActorMasumi Asano

Voldo

Voldo was the partner of an Italian weapons merchant, who led him on many searches for the world's most magnificent weapons. When the Italian Wars broke out, his master's weapons and fleets were destroyed. Taking his last ship out to battle, Voldo and his master searched for revenge. When his master was slain, Voldo was ordered to seek out those who were responsible for destroying his artifacts before taking the treasures and burying them, along with himself, with his master. Voldo took the possessions, but did not bury himself in the tomb as he was instructed to do. Instead, he chose to dwell in the tomb, guarding it from intruders. His staunch guardianship, along with his ghastly costume, grew to become a legend warding people off from the island filled with treasures.

CharacterInformation
BirthplacePalermo, Italy
Birth DateAugust 25, 1541
Age67
Height6'
Weight185lbs
Blood TypeA
Weapon(s)Dual Jamadhar Katars
Weapon Name(s)Manas and Ayus
Fighting StyleSelf-taught
FamilyMaster: Thought to be dead
Other Soulcalibur AppearancesSoul Edge, Soulcalibur, Soulcalibur II, Soulcalibur III, Soulcalibur IV

Xianghua

The Emperor of the Ming Dynasty engaged in a search for the Soul Edge, but was unsuccessful in his searches. Frustrated by the lack of results, he sent forth more troops to speed the search, Xianghua among them. They traveled in disguise as a roaming opera group, with Xianghua taking on the role of the main attraction. One night, frustrated with the lack of results and with her mother's dying plea for success fresh in her mind, Xianghua decided to break off with the group and set out on her own. It was then that she met up with Maxi and Kilik. She accompanied them in pursuit of Nightmare and Astaroth, not knowing that Kilik was the one who had killed her sister during his Evil Seed-induced rage. With their help, she tracked Astaroth and Nightmare down to their fortress, where her cohorts defeated the enemies. When the enemies were downed, a portal to the underworld was opened and Inferno arose. With nobody left to help her, Xianghua was left to battle the enemy by herself. Using her mother's keepsake sword, Xianghua felled her final enemy.

CharacterInformation
BirthplacePeking, China
Birth DateApril 2, 1571
Age20
Height5'
Weight101lbs
Blood TypeB
Weapon(s)Jian
Weapon Name(s)No Name
Fighting StyleSword arts passed down from her mother
FamilyMother: Deceased
Father: Deceased
Other Soulcalibur AppearancesSoulcalibur, Soulcalibur II, Soulcalibur III, Soulcalibur IV
English Voice ActorWendee Lee
Japanese Voice ActorRyoko Shintani

Yoshimitsu

Yoshimitsu belonged to a secretive clan deep in the heart of Japan. When a larger clan requested to join forces with Yoshimitsu's, he was sent in place of his ailing master to deliver a message of refusal. Upon delivering the refusal and returning to his village, Yoshimitsu found the town in flames and its people slaughtered. The rival clan had used Yoshimitsu's refusal as an excuse to invade and destroy their opposition. Yoshimitsu took up his sword and trekked out to take revenge against the clan which slaughtered his village. Before reaching the enemy clan, however, Yoshimitsu stumbled upon the remnants of one of Nightmare's slaughters. He realized that, if he were to commit such atrocity to his enemy's clan, he would be no better than Nightmare. Thus, he set out instead to find Nightmare and put his reign of terror to an end.

CharacterInformation
BirthplaceBase of Mt. Fuji, Japan
Birth DateUnknown
AgeUnknown
HeightUnknown
WeightUnknown
Blood TypeO
Weapon(s)Katana, Wakizashi, and Sashimono
Weapon Name(s)Yoshimitsu
Fighting StyleManji Ninjutsu
FamilyNone
Other Soulcalibur AppearancesSoulcalibur, Soulcalibur II, Soulcalibur III, Soulcalibur IV
English Voice ActorMike Urban
Japanese Voice ActorNorio Wakamoto

Yun-Seong

Yun-Seong was a headstrong fighter with his mind on fame. As a teenager, he tracked down his mentor and asked to be trained under him. He was rejected, however, and in this rejection, he realized that his goal shouldn't be to surpass his master, but to help his homeland of Korea. Thus, he set out to find the Sword of Salvation and bring peace to his country.

CharacterInformation
BirthplaceJirisan, Korea
Birth DateApril 16, 1573
Age18
Height5'9"
Weight159lbs
Blood TypeO
Weapon(s)Chinese Sword
Weapon Name(s)White Storm
Fighting StyleSeong Style Longsword
FamilyAdoptive Sister: Seong-Mina
Other Soulcalibur AppearancesSoulcalibur II, Soulcalibur III, Soulcalibur IV
English Voice ActorJim Singer
Japanese Voice ActorKosuke Toriumi

Zasalamel

Zasalamel was a guardian of Soul Calibur long before the other characters desired it. He was a part of an ancient tribe who were tasked with guarding the infamous blade. Displeased with the tribe's policy of never using the sword, Zasalamel tried to steal the blade for himself. He was discovered and kicked out of the tribe. He spent his time exiled from the tribe honing his magical skills, learning ancient and forbidden magics that would allow him to reincarnate exactly as he was now in his next life. Sure enough, he died, and was reborn in a body that would grow to be identical to the one he had in his previous life. He retained all of the knowledge and expertise from his past lives every time he reincarnated, eventually growing disenfranchised with life, death, and the world as a whole. His attempts at suicide only saw him being reborn again, so he set out to obtain Soul Edge. He killed himself with the blade, hoping its dark magics would break his own reincarnation spell, but to no avail. In his next life, he set out to again obtain Soul Calibur. The mythical blade was his last hope of destroying his soul and finding the peace of death.

CharacterInformation
BirthplaceNumerous, because of his reincarnation powers
Birth DateUnknown
AgeUnknown
Height5'11"
Weight170lbs
Blood TypeB
Weapon(s)Death Scythe
Weapon Name(s)Kafziel
Fighting StyleSelf-Taught
FamilyDeceased
Other Soulcalibur AppearancesSoulcalibur III, Soulcalibur IV
English Voice ActorKeith Silverstein
Japanese Voice ActorHiroshi Tsuchida

New Characters

In addition to the 26 returning characters, 2 new characters make their Soulcalibur debut in Broken Destiny. They are:

Kratos

More on Kratos' backstory can be found here. He joined the Soulcalibur cast exclusively in Broken Destiny.

CharacterInformation
BirthplaceSparta, Greece
Birth DateUnknown
AgeUnknown
Height6'0"
WeightUnknown
Blood TypeUnknown
Weapon(s)Chain Blades
Weapon Name(s)Blades of Chaos
Fighting StyleImprovised
FamilyFather: Zeus
Family: Deceased at his own hand
Other Soulcalibur AppearancesNone
English Voice ActorTerrence C. Carson
Japanese Voice ActorTessho Genda

Dampierre

Dampierre was a skilled con artist. He performed all manner of elaborate cons in order to pay his way through life, until he eventually became famous. So famous, in fact, that it was no longer possible to con people because everyone would recognize him. With nowhere left to put his skills to use, he turned to dirty jobs like kidnapping and robbery. Then one day, he had an epiphany: if he could put his con skills to use in the battle against Soul Edge, he would no longer have to resort to dirty jobs.

CharacterInformation
BirthplaceUnknown
Birth DateUnknown
AgeChanges every time he is asked
Weapon(s)Hidden Punching Daggers
Weapon Name(s)Tricks and Lies
Fighting StyleLe Bello
FamilyUnknown -- he uses a supposedly fictional daughter often in his cons
Japanese Voice ActorShigeru Chiba

Game Modes

Broken Destiny includes numerous modes, which perhaps makes its lack of a true Story mode stand out even more. Those modes included are:

  • Quick Match: Quick match mode pits players against enemies created by the development team in the game's create-a-character suite. Each enemy is programmed to fight using a specific style/technique
  • The Gauntlet: This mode replaces the traditional Story modes of Soucaliburs past. It consists of a handful of fights starring each character in sequence, ideally giving players a basic idea of how each character in the game functions, what their strengths and weaknesses are, etc. As The Gauntlet's story is far more comedic and lighthearted than the plots of previous Soulcalibur games, it has been declared non-canon by Namco Bandai
  • Trials: This mode features three variants to test players' skills in a number of categories. The sub-categories consist of the Trial of Attack, the Trial of Defense, and the Endless Trial. The Trial of Attack is an offense-focused mode, granting players more points for chaining large numbers of attacks together. The Trial of Defense is the opposite; it grants points for counter-attacking the enemy's attacks. Finally, the Endless trial pits players against an infinite number of challengers. The higher the amount of enemies defeated before the player finally loses a match, the higher the score
  • Training: A mode which allows players to hone their skills with any character without feat of loss in battle. The opposing AI can be given a number of properties to make for the ideal training conditions
  • Versus: This mode allows players to compete against each other via the PSP's ad hoc wireless. No online multiplayer was present in this release
  • Character Creation: Based on Soulcalibur IV's character creation systems, this mode allows players to create their own combatants using items gained in the other modes. New options for the sizing and positioning of items and accessories adds even more depth to the creation in this edition, although several features were lost in the transition from SCIV to Broken Destiny as well. Specifically, it is no longer possible to edit the musculature of the created character, and existing characters cannot be tweaked beyond simple color palette changes. New fantasy-themed accessories and features have also been added, such as elf ears, which add even more customization options

Stages

Many stages return from SCIV in Broken Destiny, and several new ones appear as well based on new characters Kratos and Dampierre. Many of the older stages have been modified in some small way, such as simple time of day changes (what was once a daytime level may now be a nighttime level,) music changes, or name changes. A few stages, including Phantom Pavilion, Ice Coffin of the Sleeping Ancient, and the Star Wars based stages, are not present in this game despite their presence in SCIV. The complete list of stages and the characters that go along with them is as follows:

  • Challenge of the Gods (Kratos)
  • Dark Capital Ostrheinsburg (Taki/Raphael/Amy)
  • Egyptian Temple - Sand Cloud (Yun-seong)
  • Grand Labyrinth - Corridor of Suspended Time (Zasalamel)
  • Grand Shrine of Palgaea - Sea of Decay (Astaroth/Lizardman)
  • Hall of the Warrior God (Kilik/Xianghua)
  • Jyurakudai Villa - Twill Damask and Brocade (Setsuka/Mitsurugi/Yoshimitsu)
  • Ostrheinsburg Castle Throne Room (Tira/Voldo)
  • Sailor's Rest - Twilight (Seong Mi-na/Cervantes/Maxi)
  • Sleeping Marsh (Talim/Rock)
  • Thesmophoros Imperial Garden (Cassandra)
  • Thesmophoros Imperial Garden - Sunset (Sophitia)
  • Tower of Remembrance - Ancient Gate (Siegfried)
  • Tower of Remembrance - Degradation (Algol)
  • Tower of Remembrance - Omen (Nightmare)
  • Tower of Remembrance - Spiral of Time (Ivy)
  • Voiceless Volpe Bridge (Dampierre)
  • Wolfkrone Monument (Hilde)

Reception

The game was generally well-received, garnering an average score of 80/100 on Metacritic. The most common complaint was the game's lack of online play in the Versus mode, a feature which most modern fighters emphasize heavily.

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