Soulcalibur VI isn’t too far off our way in 2018, but Bandai Namco isn’t waiting until the year to drum up hype for your new fighting game. Soulcalibur VI producer Motohiro Okubo recently revealed a couple of interesting tidbits for the game within a interview with British newspaper Metro. Okubo reiterates his aspire to please both new and returning fans, and hints the overall game have a full story mode, but his comments for the chance of a Nintendo Switch port is possibly the highlight.
“Soulcalibur VI development started more than a couple of years ago. And nobody knew anything about Switch in the past. So, we’re not working on Switch, as of this moment. Essential, personally, I’m considering the working platform. When the Unreal Engine can adjust to Switch, then perhaps an opportunity is going to be [there].”
The Switch continues to be created specifically to cooperate with Unreal Engine 4, fighters aren’t as demanding as a few other varieties of game, and Bandai Namco has worked with Nintendo on Smash Bros. and Pokkn Tournament, so a port of Soulcalibur VI definitely isn’t from the life of possibility. And hey, everyone would like to throw down as Link again.
The Metro interview also touched on the Soulcalibur series’ penchant for full-figured female fighters and improbable outfits. Clearly Sophitia is keeping her battle attire, uh, breezy, but can other characters like Ivy change when using the times? Okubo dances surrounding the question a little bit, but it surely may seem like the correct answer is “no.”
“[Long pause] I am aware that there is different opinions about [characters like Ivy]. So, I’m sure what’s most important is the place you would like to express and design such characters, and not the female characters. Having said that i still would like to maintain your body shape as well as atmosphere, [and] backbone of each and every character.”
A volume of outlets happen to be able to go hands-on with Soulcalibur VI. YouTube channel Game Clips and Tips recently posted 10-minutes of footage, by having a first peek along at the game’s character select screen (that’s 20 slots) and stage select screen (12 slots). All of us acquire a have a look at a new gameplay features, such as “Lethal Hit” armor break feature. Check it all out, below.
Soulcalibur VI hacks and slashes its way onto PC, Xbox One, and PS4 in 2018.