Soul Calibur V roster : Who makes the cut?

#1 Edited by DMC (10 posts) -

Quoting a Namco rep @ E3
 

"We're anticipating somewhere between 20 and 30 characters, of which about half of them will be entirely new characters and half will be returning"


  Who makes it? Who does't? What say U
 
Not based on favorites but I think these characters will make it.
 
Yoshimitsu
Seong-Mina
Hilde
Voldo
Cervantes
Lizardman 
Tira
Amy
Talim
Xianghua
 
Not sure about the rest.... but a few have already been confirmed
 

Returning characters



  
Mitsurugi

Siegfried
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
And thanks to Catarrhal ( who found this article) we now know that Ivy will be in SCV.
 

He implied that some unspecified mystical force, perhaps the power of the Soul Edge itself, might have an effect on her ability to return her youthful looks—her father, Cervantes, after all, stopped aging completely at 48. Tago also hinted that a plot point in a previous Soulcalibur game might explain what sounds to be a still youthful-looking Ivy.

That makes sense. I have read before that Ivy is the "child of the cursed sword", so an ageless Ivy would make sense. Question is will she dress more modestly this time?  IMO her SCIII look was rather modest (for Ivy) compared to her SC2 & 4 look.
 
#2 Edited by DeeGee (2096 posts) -

I would like grizzled old Kilik and Maxi to be characters, they're always fun to play with.

Voldo is supposed to ancient already, so I can't see twenty years making any difference to him either.

#3 Posted by august (3811 posts) -

Hamburgler on PS3 and Ronald McDonald on 360.

#4 Posted by obcdexter (529 posts) -

They could not possibly leave Taki out. She is the poster-girl of this game.

#5 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7612 posts) -
@obcdexter said:
They could not possibly leave Taki out. She is the poster-girl of this game.
She's in her 40's now.  I can definitely see them replacing her with a younger ninja character. 
Sophitia and Cassandra are pretty certainly gone too.
#6 Posted by Hailinel (22670 posts) -

@WinterSnowblind said:

@obcdexter said:
They could not possibly leave Taki out. She is the poster-girl of this game.
She's in her 40's now. I can definitely see them replacing her with a younger ninja character. Sophitia and Cassandra are pretty certainly gone too.

Late forties at that, given that she was already around 30 in Soul Calibur II-IV.

That being said, some video game characters have a stupefying level of vitality despite their age, so who knows? Also, Cassandra was shown in the E3 trailer.

#7 Posted by benjaebe (2783 posts) -

I'd be kind of disappointed if there was no Taki, Kilik, Raphael or Maxi.

#8 Posted by Lazyaza (2135 posts) -

As long as Voldo and Nightmare are in it I'll be happy.  The rest eh, whatever. If I want to have a character look a specific way I'll use the character editor that should be much more fully featured this time, best part of sc4 for me.

#9 Posted by buft (3298 posts) -
#10 Posted by Ashuramaru (41 posts) -

@Hailinel: it wasn't Cassandra in the trailer but Pyrrha, one of Sophitia's children who happens to look alot like her.

#11 Posted by rmanthorp (3691 posts) -

EVERYONES SONS AND DAUGHTERS BECAUSE ITS A NEW AGE FEEL! WOOOOHOOO!!!!

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#12 Posted by Hailinel (22670 posts) -

@Ashuramaru said:

@Hailinel: it wasn't Cassandra in the trailer but Pyrrha, one of Sophitia's children who happens to look alot like her.

Really? I hadn't seen her name anywhere. Where did you find this out?

#13 Posted by IBurningStar (2145 posts) -

I think Siegfried and Nightmare are locked in. They will probably keep Kilik, Xianghua, and Maxi around. But none of that will matter if Mitsurugi isn't in there somewhere. I demand old man Mitsurugi. 
 
No Mitsurugi, no sell.

#14 Posted by Kyreo (4600 posts) -

@DeeGee said:

I would like grizzled old Kilik and Maxi to be characters, they're always fun to play with.

Voldo is supposed to ancient already, so I can't see twenty years making any difference to him either.

Yeah wasn't Voldo like 50 in Soul Caliber 2?

I agree that Old Kilik and Maxi would be awesome. They are both pretty awesome fighters.

#15 Posted by DMC (10 posts) -
@Lazyaza said:
As long as Voldo and Nightmare are in it I'll be happy.  The rest eh, whatever. If I want to have a character look a specific way I'll use the character editor that should be much more fully featured this time, best part of sc4 for me.
the fact that they're moving away from Seigfried being the "main character" is a good indication that the Nightmare saga is over. In 5 games Soul Edge has only been in the hands of 2 characters, Cervantes & Seigfried.  Seigfried/Nightmare has had it for a good long time now, maybe too long, it's time to see it in the hands of another.  I could be wrong but we'll find out soon enough and hopefully a full CG intro.
#16 Posted by Lazyaza (2135 posts) -
@dmc said:
@Lazyaza said:
As long as Voldo and Nightmare are in it I'll be happy.  The rest eh, whatever. If I want to have a character look a specific way I'll use the character editor that should be much more fully featured this time, best part of sc4 for me.
the fact that they're moving away from Seigfried being the "main character" is a good indication that the Nightmare saga is over. In 5 games Soul Edge has only been in the hands of 2 characters, Cervantes & Seigfried.  Seigfried/Nightmare has had it for a good long time now, maybe too long, it's time to see it in the hands of another.  I could be wrong but we'll find out soon enough and hopefully a full CG intro.
I'm pretty sure even if nightmare is out they'll have some sort of similar character. 
#17 Posted by Galiant (2163 posts) -

I would like a new anti-Nightmare character and a new fighting style for Nightmare (though that's not going to happen). Also, no Mitsurugi, no sale. His combat style is so natural to play I can't play anything else.

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#18 Posted by Hailinel (22670 posts) -

@Galiant said:

I would like a new anti-Nightmare character and a new fighting style for Nightmare (though that's not going to happen). Also, no Mitsurugi, no sale. His combat style is so natural to play I can't play anything else.

Mitsurugi's already been confirmed. He is definitely coming back.

#19 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5120 posts) -

I really enjoyed playing as Amy in Soul Calibur 4, I hope she returns.
#20 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

Yoshimitsu 
Raphael 
Mitsurugi 

#21 Posted by SoylentGreen (254 posts) -

YODA OR BUST

Seriously, though, Kilik and Maxi need to be in there. Putting Nightmare/Siegfried aside, I feel like those two and Xianghua are iconic to Soul Calibur. It'd be great if Mitsurugi made it. Yoshimitsu and Astaroth, too. Whatever, just throw the whole damn roster from SC1 in.

#22 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6788 posts) -

If Mitsurugi doesn't make it (I thought I saw him in a trailer but wasn't sure) I will buy a copy of the game, spit in it, and send it to Namco Bandai Games.

#23 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6788 posts) -
@Hailinel said:

@Galiant said:

I would like a new anti-Nightmare character and a new fighting style for Nightmare (though that's not going to happen). Also, no Mitsurugi, no sale. His combat style is so natural to play I can't play anything else.

Mitsurugi's already been confirmed. He is definitely coming back.

Alright, awesome.  Sold.
#24 Posted by chrissedoff (2034 posts) -

i just want to play all the classic characters as senior citizens

#25 Posted by Catarrhal (813 posts) -

This article confirms that Ivy will return. Predictably, however, she won't exactly appear to have aged seventeen years. This is Namco, after all; remember how Nina Williams was cryogenically frozen after the events of Tekken 2? Expect similar results here.

#26 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

Im gonna say Taki's daughter shows up to fill the 70 year old Ivey slot with an outfit that looks completely panted on where you even even see the nipples jutting out a bit and of course, why would a busty ninja wear a bra? So that's the prediction.

#27 Posted by BadNews (489 posts) -

Astaroth. He is the only character I use! Well I would be okay if he wasn't in it as long as they have a character that has his kind of moves. I always create characters that are attractive cute females with a giant axe close to the style of Presea Combatir.

#28 Posted by SgtGrumbles (1024 posts) -

Old man Mitsurugi cutting peoples guns in half is all I require.

#29 Posted by DMC (10 posts) -
@Catarrhal: good news man. Thanks ^_^
#30 Posted by DMC (10 posts) -

If this silhouette is any indication I think we've got a new Taki .....not so sure about the other guy though
 

#31 Posted by S0ndor (2715 posts) -

Darth Vader

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