Haohmaru releasing for Soul Calibur 6 on March 31, check out his extended gameplay trailer featuring an English dub and new stage

It's kinda weird to hear him like that now

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • March 26, 2020 at 7:13 a.m. PDT | Comments: 21

After many months of waiting to find out when we can play as Soul Calibur 6's newest guest character in Samurai Shodown's Haohmaru, the day has finally come for all of us to see him in real action.

Bandai Namco released an extended gameplay trailer for Haohmaru as he'll appear in SC6 where he's touted to have a launch date set for next Tuesday, March 31.

Seeing him fight in three dimensions for the first time in quite a while, Haohmaru gets to show off his horizontal sword strikes now which are readily available along with some more unorthodox attacks.

The samurai warrior is also seen swinging around his sake jug from like a mace which he can then drink out of seemingly either regaining some health or a temporary buff given the green glow.

Haohmaru's body also takes on a red hue for part of the gameplay suggesting that he has some sort of powered up state that may increase the speed or power of his attacks... perhaps if he drinks enough sake.

Signature special moves like Crescent Moon Slash and Cyclone Slash are also on full display here, so he'll also be one of the few SC fighters to feature a more standard fighting game fireball move.

The new trailer also reveals a Samurai Shodown-themed stage will also be coming over to the Bandai Namco-developed fighter based on Haohmaru's classic fighting locations by the water with Mt. Fuji in the background.

There's plenty of other Samurai Shodown references packed into the trailer too with Haohmaru commenting that Yoshitora would probably like to add Seong Mi-Na's weapon to his collection plus the Nakoruru costume pieces that are going to be included for custom fighters.

Haohmaru serves as the second DLC character for Soul Calibur 6's Season Pass 2 after Hilde, and there's still two more unannounced fighters left to come at some point in the future. You can take a look at the full trailer below.

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