Soul Calibur's Character Select Screen

#1 Posted by AwesomeAquaman (164 posts) -

Got this screenshot during the exhibition at Northeast Championships. Looks like there's twelve more character slots I hope the twelve are the ones that they seemingly replaced with the lame new characters.

#2 Posted by JJOR64 (18955 posts) -

Really hope this game has a good character balance.

#3 Posted by countinhallways (632 posts) -

I am loving the general artwork and colour scheme from everything SC5 related I have seen so far. Looks good.

Hopefully it plays well to boot.

#4 Posted by upwarDBound (654 posts) -

If Sophitia's not in there, I will be sad.

#5 Edited by SuperWristBands (2266 posts) -

I never cared for any of the Soul Calibur cast of characters. In SC1, 3, and 4 I had never found a character I liked to play. A new cast of characters is a great thing for me. I hope those last twelve slots are for more new characters :p

Seriously though. I get it. I wouldn't like it if Capcom pulled a SF3 again on a new SF game.

I haven't payed much attention to SC5 but are most of the new characters clone-ish in terms of gameplay? They certainly look pretty similar to some other characters. Didn't notice immediately that the girl in that screenshot up there was a new character and not that lady who's name I forget.

#6 Posted by Hailinel (24385 posts) -

@SuperWristBands said:

I never cared for any of the Soul Calibur cast of characters. In SC1, 3, and 4 I had never found a character I liked to play. A new cast of characters is a great thing for me. I hope those last twelve slots are for more new characters :p

Seriously though. I get it. I wouldn't like it if Capcom pulled a SF3 again on a new SF game.

I haven't payed much attention to SC5 but are most of the new characters clone-ish in terms of gameplay? They certainly look pretty similar to some other characters. Didn't notice immediately that the girl in that screenshot up there was a new character and not that lady who's name I forget.

The game is set eighteen years after Soul Calibur IV, and many of these new characters are of the next generation, including Natsu (Taki's protege) Patroklos and Pyrrha (Sophitia's son and daughter), and Leixia (Xianghua's and possibly Kilik's daughter). They play similarly to the older characters, though I don't know if their movesets will be identical. Namco had stated that not all of the older characters would return, so don't expect to see Sophitia or Xianghua pop up in the roster.

#7 Posted by AwesomeAquaman (164 posts) -

@Hailinel: And conveniently some characters can never age. The favorite, poster characters.

#8 Posted by RE_Player1 (7558 posts) -

Is Link in this one?

#9 Posted by Hailinel (24385 posts) -

@msavo said:

Is Link in this one?

Nope.

#10 Posted by PixelPrinny (1030 posts) -

I'm gonna miss Seung Mina D: Oh well, the game still looks like it'll be fun. I'll prolly hold off from a day 1 purchase just to make sure the netcode isn't garbage this time around. So far Viola is the one I'm most interested in playing; she reminds me of Rose in a way. Looking forward to seeing what other characters are in the game.

#11 Posted by AwesomeAquaman (164 posts) -

@msavo said:

Is Link in this one?

AHHHHHHH!!!!

#12 Posted by BBQBram (2221 posts) -

Mitsurugi.

That is all.

#13 Posted by bearshamanbro (284 posts) -

I can't wait for this game and have it pre-ordered. With that said, does it strike anyone else odd that there are 12 unannounced characters with little over a month until the game ships? I wonder if they have many new characters or if most of the rest will be returning characters. Just seems odd to not have more revealed at this point.

#14 Edited by TechHits (1377 posts) -

@bearshamanbro said:

I can't wait for this game and have it pre-ordered. With that said, does it strike anyone else odd that there are 12 unannounced characters with little over a month until the game ships? I wonder if they have many new characters or if most of the rest will be returning characters. Just seems odd to not have more revealed at this point.

it seems that teasing characters months in advance is a relativity new trend, they may leave a portion of the roster a mystery before the game launches.

#15 Posted by Habast (90 posts) -

Cannot wait for SCV, my favorite game series is back! :D

#16 Posted by AwesomeAquaman (164 posts) -

@bearshamanbro said:

I can't wait for this game and have it pre-ordered. With that said, does it strike anyone else odd that there are 12 unannounced characters with little over a month until the game ships? I wonder if they have many new characters or if most of the rest will be returning characters. Just seems odd to not have more revealed at this point.

It might not even be twelve, they could make changes since it's not the final build.

#17 Posted by Superkenon (1416 posts) -

@AwesomeAquaman said:

It might not even be twelve, they could make changes since it's not the final build.

They tend not to show screenshots of character select screens until they've got the final numbers nailed down. Since that's a fairly recent image even, I'm willing to assume that's the final format. That said, I barely ever know what I'm talking about.

I bet at least a couple of slots will be reserved for DLC entrants though.

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#18 Posted by Rowen545 (20 posts) -

I do not mind the change. I still own SC 1,2, and 4 and still enjoy playing them. So if I really want those characters I have no problem getting those back out. Actually I feel like for several games I have been hearing about Sophitia having a son so it should be cool to play as him.

#19 Posted by Lunar_Aura (2779 posts) -

I haven't really followed any SCV media and I'm willing to guess that Sophie's son plays like his mom and her daughter plays like Cassandra. Namco's creative like that.

#20 Posted by HelperBomb (5 posts) -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Y2wtJ2DgoEw Setuska might be playable??

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