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Namco’s weapons-based fighting series is back, and this time it’s a soft reboot that retells the story of Soulcalibur, meaning that you’ll see familiar scenery and characters.
In fact, only three of the 21 fighters are new to the series, which is a tad disappointing. Still, the combat is tight and the new Reversal Edge mechanic adds a cool defensive option.
The series’ tradition of graphical excellence continues here, as Soulcalibur VI is a beautiful game. Likewise, there’s plenty to do for the solo player, with a story mode that visits all characters at various points in the timeline, plus an Rpg-style mode in which you develop your own character. It’s a welcome return overall, but don’t expect revolutionary additions.