Lovers of fighting games might be calling in sick today, as “SoulCalibur VI” has officially launched on the PS4, Xbox One, and PCs via STEAM. The company said that SoulCalibur VI “represents the pinnacle of 3D weapons-based 1vs.1 fighting,” and will include the return of fan-favorite characters and the premiere of all-new gameplay mechanics. The game also continues the tradition of featuring iconic guest characters; this time by featuring Geralt of Rivia as its special guest character from the Witcher series.

You can buy SoulCalibur VI in several different editions, you can find them here on Amazon for the PS4 and Xbox One.

The franchise has been the favorite 3D weapon-based fighting series since the original “Soul Blade” released in arcades in 1995. Utilizing the power of UNREAL Engine 4, the game retains the series’ signature 8-Way Run movement system, delivers super smooth 3D movements, and integrates new gameplay mechanics for newcomers to the franchise such as the Reversal Edge system. The Reversal Edge system enables new players to challenge more seasoned players; once initiated, both characters enter a rock-paper-scissors mini-game to see who will come out on top to deal large amounts of damage. “SoulCalibur VI” will also present a challenging single player mode; while offering players the opportunity to compete in multiplayer mode against friends or challenge fighters from around the world in dynamic battles presented with fantastic visual effects.

“The SOULCALIBUR franchise is steeped in lore and embodies a long legacy of ground-breaking weapons-based gameplay that has set the franchise apart from other games in the fighting genre for decades,” said Mark Religioso, Brand Manager for BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “SOULCALIBUR VI builds upon this great legacy with a stellar lineup of characters and weapons, additional storyline progression, and knock-down drag-out fun!”

Taking place in the 16th century, “SoulCalibur VI” revisits the events of the original SoulCalibur to uncover hidden truths with a diverse lineup of new and returning characters, each with their own unique fighting styles. Each character will also be featured in their own storyline for players to uncover in “SoulCalibur VI’s” Story Mode. Players looking to create their own characters will be able to do so through the “SoulCalibur VI” character creator mode.

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