Soul Calibur VI announced during The Game Awards 2017

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One of the key new gameplay changes is the introduction of "Reversal Edge", which allows players to "defend against the opponent's attack and directly counter with a powerful strike highlighted through a dynamic camera". The new Sou Calibur game is slated for release sometime in 2018 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Bandai Namco lifted the lid on Soulcalibur VI last night during The Game Awards. Why did series main characters Mitsurugi and Sophitia look so young? Watch the trailer below and see if you can spot hints of other characters.

The sixth main entry to the Soulcalibur series has been speculated to appear at numerous events since its 2012 predecessor, always being noticeably absent to the displeasure of its fans.

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It'll also be interesting to see whether the new sequel takes advantage of the series' reputation for great single-player content, something which more recent games have consistently failed to do. Bandai Namco isn't letting the recently kicked up hype die out so quickly, as they have just released brand new details about the upcoming Unreal Engine 4 powered fighter!

The SoulCalibur franchise debuted on December 20, 1996 on the original PlayStation with Soul Edge. However, this does mean that we'll probably be seeing fan favorite characters return to their Soulcalibur one roots designs.