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Astaroth and Viola join the cast of SoulCalibur 5

Dear Namco Bandai, Thank you for bringing Astaroth, our series favorite and tournament go-to character, back to the Stage of History in SoulCalibur 5. His glowing, infection-prone chest would have been sorely missed, as would his massive axe and memorable catchphrases like "Stay down!" or "A...

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SoulCalibur 5 trailer born under the sword

Were you born under a sword? Or on a sword? Maybe near a sword? Close enough for SoulCalibur 5....

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SoulCalibur 5's new fighters get frisky in latest trailer

Comic-Con may be over, but it's still dishing out video game media, such as this SoulCalibur 5 trailer. The video features many of the new upstart fighters, and poor Mitsurugi takes quite a walloping. We'll bet his soul will be burning for at least a week....

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SoulCalibur V screens show two new characters and some skin

Namco Bandai released a series of SoulCalibur V screens showing two new characters, Zwei and Natsu, and of course Ivy, aged in plotline but not in looks. We don't want to see any older, maternal figures in our real lives wearing this particular outfit, but Ivy can pull it off....

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Meet SoulCalibur 5's newest character and her hairdo

SoulCalibur 5 producer Daishi Odashima treated fans to an early reveal of a new character in advance of his Comic-Con panel, after teasing them with two silhouettes on July 5. There's still plenty to be revealed (like who this person is or what her backstory is) but now we know what one of the tw...

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Meet the young SoulCalibur V development team

Namco takes us into its studio for a behind-the-scenes look at SoulCalibur V in this clip. You'll see the office, a bit of in-progress art and meet the people making the latest iteration of the weapons-based fighter. Was producer Daichi Odashima even alive when the original Soul Edge came out?...

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Soulcalibur V preview: A tale of buttons mashed, eternally retold

After being ushered into a tiny dark room in the back of Namco's E3 booth with three other journos and several reps from the publisher (several from Project Soul, specifically), I watched the same initial presentation of Soulcalibur V that you watched on Joystiq back in mid-May (seen above). I...

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Soulcalibur V has '20 - 30' characters, half are new; character creation coming back

During our meeting this afternoon with Namco, while a tale of souls was being eternally retold on the screen in Soulcalibur V, a rep from the Japanese publisher spoke to the game's features while we raptly listened on. While only four characters were playable in the hands-on demo we had, two of t...

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Soulcalibur V's eternally retold battles, captured on video

Poor Mitsurugi! He sure was getting on in years when we last saw him in Soulcalibur IV, and in Soulcalibur V he's positively elderly! With any luck, Yoshimitsu schooled him in the ways of AARP health insurance. See for yourself in the first Soulcalibur V gameplay video, after the break....

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Soulcalibur V coming to PS3, Xbox 360 in 2012

Namco Bandai's tale of souls and swords, chain whips, undead pirates, gas-mask fetishists, murderous ex-monks, Todd McFarlane rejects, bipedal lizards, elvis impersonators, razor-sharp hula hoops, and Siegfried Schtauffen, will continue in 2012 with the release of Soulcalibur V. Shown during a...

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