Bandai Namco surprised players of “SoulCalibur VI’ this morning with a new video showcasing 2B from Square Enix’s “NieR: Automata”. The character is the latest guest star to be added to the popular fighting game, voiding the hours other players put into creating their own 2B option in the character creator. Those are the breaks, and now everyone can enjoy an officially licensed version of the popular fighter.

In the announcement the studio added, “A new guest character will be joining the stage of history! Meet YoRHa No. 2 Type B from Square Enix’s NieR: Automata. 2B and her dual blades, Virtuous Contract & Virtuous Treaty, are designed for combat against machine lifeforms, employing acrobatic leaps and mid-air slashes, lightning-fast evasions and perfectly coordinated strikes!”

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.

Players can watch the official reveal trailer below.

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.

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