Character creator and season pass confirmed for Soul Calibur 6

Who will you make?

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • June 18, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. PDT

Bandai Namco had a busy E3 showing off Soul Calibur 6 to all who were interested, and now we know much more about the title including when it's coming out and what modes and features will be included.

In a recent interview with Newsweek, the game's producer, Motohiro Okubo, confirmed that the character creator mode would be returning in Soul Calibur 6 though he did not elaborate much as to what players should expect for the feature.

Create-a-Soul was first introduced in Soul Calibur 3 and has since become a staple for the franchise appearing in every numbered title since which still remains the only major fighting game series with a consistent original character creator mode.

"In terms of other modes, there is the alternative story mode that I mentioned before and the character creator that is a key element of SoulCalibur," said Okubo via Newsweek. "That’s going to be in there, we don’t know how it’s going to look yet. There will be online modes, of course, but how all of this is going to play out, I’d say stay tuned."

The character creator mode in previous games allowed players to use move sets of every character in the game (minus guest characters) plus some exclusive styles like Devil Jin in Soul Calibur 5 to customize their own original creation using hundreds of armor sets, hair styles and other accessories to make whatever they'd like whether they be cool, funny or just plain weird.

The E3 build of Soul Calibur 6 featured a character select screen with 23 slots for characters, so the game should feature at least 22 different character creator styles since Geralt's style likely won't be able to be used for the mode if it works similarly to previous titles.

Soul Calibur 6 screen image #1

We currently only know 13 of the characters announced so far meaning that there are still 10 at least that we do not know about though the ESRB may have leaked who a handful of them may be. The final roster for the game will likely be even larger with the inclusion of the announced season pass.

"Along with the release date, we announced a season pass," said Okubo. "There is going to be some DLC that is in planning, and future updates. We plan to continue these updates as long as these DLCs last. And of course, as developers, there is a desire and want to do more for a game. That’s going to depend on the reception from the fans. We want to work on the game more."

Soul Calibur 6 screen image #2

The season pass is said to contain an additional three more playable characters for the game which we should learn more about later this year when Soul Calibur 6 releases on October 19th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Source: Newsweek
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