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(ソールキャリバーV SōruKyaribā Faibu
) is the sixth main installment in Namco’s Soul
series of fighting games, released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on January 31, 2012 in North America, February 2, 2012 in Japan and February 3, 2012 in Europe.
Soulcalibur V has been teased about since late 2010 where Daishi Odashima, game director, tweeted that “SC is back!”. The game was officially announced May 11, 2011 at their Level Up Press Conference in Dubai. The character roster will consist of around 30 characters, half of which could be considered new characters. The game will allow the characters to fight in more than 20 stages. Project Soul released the game on January 31, 2012 in the US and February 2nd, 2012 in Japan and Europe.
The development of the story mode is being done alongside developer CyberConnect2, the developer that did the .hack series as well as the Naruto: Ultimate Ninja series.
The game takes place during the 17th century, 17 years after the events of Soulcalibur IV, with Nightmare’s death by the hands of Siegfried. The main protagonist isPatroklos and the deuteragonist is Pyrrha, son and daughter of Sophitia and Rothion Alexander and nephew and niece of Cassandra Alexandra.
Although no official storyline for the game has been released so far, Patroklos’ storyline says that Pyrrha and Patroklos haven’t had an easy childhood as their mother, Sophitia, was killed by a “malfested” and their father died an untimely death from a disease. Pyrrha was abducted at a young age and remembers nothing of her childhood, including her family ties. Her brother Patroklos, on the other hand, was raised by himself and is now searching his older sister. He also searches and destroys the malfested.