A new rumor has surfaced in regards to Bandai Namco’s fighting game SoulCalibur VI. The rumor should be taken with a huge grain of salt, but it relates to that of “popular characters” returning to the pseudo-reboot of the SC series games.
Notice: Do not take any of the following information as fact. All of it could be wrong and is subject to change given that Bandai Namco has not confirmed any of the rumored information. It’s best to keep in mind that all of the information via the rumor regarding SoulCalibur VI could be wrong.
Leaker DasVergeben was right that Bandai Namco was cooking up a new SoulCalibur game, it’s just that his track record is a bit checkered when it comes to reliability.
Given that this is a rumor we don’t know for sure if any of this is true, and there will be some parts of his rumor excluded due to those pieces of info having no solid evidence backing them up.
Information that will be present pertains to the characters rumored to be in SoulCalibur VI, which include: Kilik, Xianghua, Maxi, Siegfried, Nightmare, Taki, Talim, Ivy, Cassandra, Astaroth, and Tira.
The aforementioned characters have a chance of making an appearance given that Bandai Namco openly admitted that SoulCalibur VI is a soft/pseudo-reboot to the SC series by “revisiting the original SoulCalibur“, hence Sophitia and Mitsurugi’s appearance looking much younger.
You can read the rumor supposedly explaining what will be in SoulCalibur VI‘s character roster and what will be in the story mode:
“Characters that I’ve heard that will be a part of SCVI’s roster include Kilik (with the staff, obvious as to why now with how the timeline and is being handled), Xianghua, Maxi, Siegfried, Nightmare, Taki, Talim, Ivy, Cassandra, Astaroth, and Tira as well.
I heard that Zasalamel is “very likely” but signs are pointing a bit more to him possibly being DLC.
Story mode is mainly going to cover SC1, but events from Soul Edge/Blade, SCII, and SCIII will be present in some shape or form! Apparently “a lot of the SCIII-V characters will be reserved for DLC. Hilde is likely one of them.” And “most of Lost Swords’ cast will be in SCVI. You can pretty much deduce who will and who won’t. And as for the characters that weren’t on V, but were added to Lost Swords that will be in: Taki and Cassandra, obviously Sophitia who’s already confirmed, but probably not Mi-Na.”