Ezio Character Trailer

#1 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19308 posts) -

  

#2 Posted by Hailinel (23954 posts) -

Well, it's official then. While he fits, Ezio will still be getting the same amount of playtime from me that I give to most every other guest character in a fighting game; one run through arcade mode, and then left alone forever.

#3 Posted by probablytuna (3547 posts) -

Similar to Kratos in Mortal Kombat, Ezio fits well with the universe of Soul Calibur. Now I just want to play Revelations.........

#4 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19308 posts) -
@probablytuna: I think Ezio fits in SCV less than Kratos did in MK. There's something real odd about seeing Ezio face Nightmare. Still, it's better than Star Wars characters.
#5 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

I'm sort of excited for this game, it's been quite some time since I've played SC. (Since SC4 released, I guess)

#6 Posted by JJOR64 (18913 posts) -

End of January? Dang.

#7 Posted by Slaker117 (4835 posts) -

Weird!

#8 Posted by SlightConfuse (3963 posts) -

im excited for this game even more now, skipped Sc 4 but i like 2 and 3 a lot

#9 Posted by Subjugation (4718 posts) -

That just made me want Revelations more. Still uninterested in SC.

#10 Posted by RE_Player1 (7551 posts) -

I don't give a shit about Soul Calibur anymore but I applaud them for getting a good guest character. He fits in much better than Darth Vader...

#11 Posted by JackSukeru (5906 posts) -

Oh hey, they got rid of Nightmare's stupid mouth thing and made him look more like he did in SC3, that's something.

Also the Assassin's Creed music is damned great.

#12 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3050 posts) -

A tale of souls and hidden blades, eternally retold...

#13 Posted by TheHT (10927 posts) -

I've got no interest in Soul Calibur, but that was a great trailer.

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#14 Posted by DMC (10 posts) -

What troubles me the most about this trailer is that we don't hear Nightmare's voice, adding fuel to the rumor that Nightmare could be female this time...or worse Sophitia.

That would be an absolutely dumb move by Namco. Nightmare should NOT become the new template for whoever is corrupted by Soul Edge. First it was Cervantes, then it was Siegfried/Nightmare..for 3 games straight. Now it's time for something new.

#15 Posted by AlexanderSheen (4933 posts) -

Nice introduction! Great trailer.

#16 Posted by Herocide (440 posts) -

What really bugs me is that they're blatantly recycling a whole lot of animations from SCIV.

#17 Posted by AngelN7 (2970 posts) -

@DMC said:

What troubles me the most about this trailer is that we don't hear Nightmare's voice, adding fuel to the rumor that Nightmare could be female this time...or worse Sophitia.

That would be an absolutely dumb move by Namco. Nightmare should NOT become the new template for whoever is corrupted by Soul Edge. First it was Cervantes, then it was Siegfried/Nightmare..for 3 games straight. Now it's time for something new.

Actually that sounds like a good idea to keep the roster interesting with each game, having both Nightmare and Siegfried as separate characters is lame because they practically play the same.

#18 Posted by nohthink (1223 posts) -

Flipping V to make it into the assassin's symbol is a nice little touch

#19 Posted by Hailinel (23954 posts) -

@AngelN7 said:

@DMC said:

What troubles me the most about this trailer is that we don't hear Nightmare's voice, adding fuel to the rumor that Nightmare could be female this time...or worse Sophitia.

That would be an absolutely dumb move by Namco. Nightmare should NOT become the new template for whoever is corrupted by Soul Edge. First it was Cervantes, then it was Siegfried/Nightmare..for 3 games straight. Now it's time for something new.

Actually that sounds like a good idea to keep the roster interesting with each game, having both Nightmare and Siegfried as separate characters is lame because they practically play the same.

Not really. After spending time with Nightmare and Siegfried in SCIV, there felt like there was a definite difference in the way that they played. It's not just a simple model swap.

And man, I would be up for some Nightmare Sophitia. That'd be awesome.

#20 Posted by Beforet (2912 posts) -

If they justify Ezio's presence with Desmond using the animus to play Soul Calibur V, then everything about this will be golden

#21 Posted by President_Barackbar (3438 posts) -

Because that's what Soul Calibur was sorely lacking, guest characters.

#22 Posted by Hailinel (23954 posts) -

@President_Barackbar said:

Because that's what Soul Calibur was sorely lacking, guest characters.

It was inevitable, and at this point, it's kind of foolish to criticize the game for including a guest character when the other fighting game developers are doing the same thing. Between Kratos and Freddy in Mortal Kombat and Cole MacGrath in Street Fighter X Tekken, having Ezio show up in a Soul Calibur game doesn't seem so ridiculous.

#23 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
#24 Posted by President_Barackbar (3438 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

@President_Barackbar said:

Because that's what Soul Calibur was sorely lacking, guest characters.

It was inevitable, and at this point, it's kind of foolish to criticize the game for including a guest character when the other fighting game developers are doing the same thing. Between Kratos and Freddy in Mortal Kombat and Cole MacGrath in Street Fighter X Tekken, having Ezio show up in a Soul Calibur game doesn't seem so ridiculous.

Really not a fan of sarcasm, are we?

#25 Posted by Hailinel (23954 posts) -

@President_Barackbar said:

@Hailinel said:

@President_Barackbar said:

Because that's what Soul Calibur was sorely lacking, guest characters.

It was inevitable, and at this point, it's kind of foolish to criticize the game for including a guest character when the other fighting game developers are doing the same thing. Between Kratos and Freddy in Mortal Kombat and Cole MacGrath in Street Fighter X Tekken, having Ezio show up in a Soul Calibur game doesn't seem so ridiculous.

Really not a fan of sarcasm, are we?

Sarcasm doesn't translate well over the internet.

#26 Posted by President_Barackbar (3438 posts) -

@Hailinel: Fair enough. It was a harmless dig, I have no animosity for the SC series.

#27 Posted by SoldierG654342 (1735 posts) -

I'm okay with this. But then again after Darth Vader there was no where to go but up.

#28 Posted by Atlas (2430 posts) -

Star Wars characters be damned, I loved SCIV. Despite that, at this point, my anticipation for SCV is rather muted, and the addition of Ezio, who I do think is a badass character, doesn't really do much to elevate my excitement.

#29 Posted by Irvandus (2826 posts) -

For some odd reason this makes me want to buy the game.

#30 Posted by adoggz (2046 posts) -

as much as i love ezio and assassins creed this just makes me care about soul calibur 5 even less.

#31 Posted by AngelN7 (2970 posts) -

I don´t find it as weird as I would´ve expected even though Ezio fighting Nightmare looks crazy but Soul Calibur always had guest characters I didn´t play SCIII but SCII had 3 different guest characters and Star Wars characters in IV , Dead Or Alive 4 had that Halo Spartan girl and Mortal Kombat has friggin Freedy Kruger wich is even more out of place as far as Im concern , the one that it´s really jarring to me is Cole in SFxT because Street Fighter never had any (not counting the Vs games of course) and looks so out of place because this is suppose to be the clash of Street Fighter and Tekken having some other character makes the hole cross thing look less important like just regular VS Capcom and I remember them saying this is not called Street Fighter vs Tekken because we´re crossing both gameplay styles and making it unique to both SF and Tekken, hell Capcom even put some Moster Hunter cats in there for the Vita version , just don´t go crazy with the choices that´s where I stand.

#32 Posted by Hailinel (23954 posts) -

@AngelN7 said:

I don´t find it as weird as I would´ve expected even though Ezio fighting Nightmare looks crazy but Soul Calibur always had guest characters I didn´t play SCIII but SCII had 3 different guest characters and Star Wars characters in IV , Dead Or Alive 4 had that Halo Spartan girl and Mortal Kombat has friggin Freedy Kruger wich is even more out of place as far as Im concern , the one that it´s really jarring to me is Cole in SFxT because Street Fighter never had any (not counting the Vs games of course) and looks so out of place because this is suppose to be the clash of Street Fighter and Tekken having some other character makes the hole cross thing look less important like just regular VS Capcom and I remember them saying this is not called Street Fighter vs Tekken because we´re crossing both gameplay styles and making it unique to both SF and Tekken, hell Capcom even put some Moster Hunter cats in there for the Vita version , just don´t go crazy with the choices that´s where I stand.

Those aren't Monster Hunter cats. Those are Japanese Sony mascots.

#33 Posted by RE_Player1 (7551 posts) -

@CL60 said:

That's great.

#34 Posted by AngelN7 (2970 posts) -

@Hailinel: That´s even worst!

#35 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

ew

#36 Posted by Hailinel (23954 posts) -

@AngelN7 said:

@Hailinel: That´s even worst!

I didn't say it was better, either. But either way, I have no plans to buy the Vita version of the game.

#37 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19308 posts) -

Ezio gameplay: 

#38 Posted by FlyingRat (1446 posts) -

I'm just waiting for the day when Soul Calibur just turns into Smash Bros.

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