Soulcalibur V is the upcoming seventh installment in Namco’s Soul series of fighting games, and will be released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2012. The game will take place 17 years after the events of Soulcalibur IV. The main protagonist is Patroklos, the son of Soul series veteran Sophitia and the deuteragonist is Pyrrha the daughter of Sophitia as well.
The game was officially announced by Namco Bandai on May 11, 2011 at their Level Up press conference in Dubai. The game was teased as early as 2010, where Daishi Odashima, game director, tweeted that “SC is back!”. In late April 2011, Odashima tweeted again saying “Hopefully I will be able to announce something mid May.”] So far, thirteen characters have been confirmed officially.
Isabella “Ivy” Valentine, a whipsword-wielding alchemist and cursed offspring of the evil sword itself. Has not aged since her previous appearance.
Hildegard “Hilde” von Krone, the ruling princess of the kingdom of Wolfkrone who made her debut in Soulcalibur IV. Wields a short sword and a spear.
Maxi, a sea-faring pirate who uses nunchaku. His entire crew was slaughtered and he has sought vengeance ever since that day.
Heishirō Mitsurugi, a seasoned samurai forever seeking greater challenges who wields a katana. He is a veteran who has been with the series since the first installment.
Nightmare, the series antagonist. Was at one time the moniker Siegfried used when under the influence of the Soul Edge. Now resides as the disembodied spirit of the sword, bound to the Azure Knight armor. Has not been shown but is confirmed to return.
Siegfried Schtauffen, former protagonist and zweihänder-user. He once wielded Soul Calibur against Nightmare in an attempt to atone for his sins when he was the host of Soul Edge.
Tira, loyal servant to Soul Edge who wields a ring blade. Her mind is divided in half by the effect of Soul Edge.
Voldo, a blind, mute, and deaf man who serves the merchant Vercci by protecting his beloved Money Pit. Wields matching tri-bladed katars and has been with the series since the first installment.
Leixia, a fifteen year old girl wielding a chinese sword. She is the daughter of the former Soul Calibur wielder, Xianghua.
Natsu, female ninja disciple of Taki wielding two ninjatō like her master.
Patroklos Alexandra, Sophitia’s son who uses a short sword and a shield like his mother . Unlike his sister, he knows that he has an older sister and is apparently searching for her and his mother. His sister was kidnapped by Tira when he was only two years old. He is the main protagonist of SoulCalibur V.
Pyrrha Alexandra, Patroklos’ sister and Sophitia’s daughter who uses her mother’s sword and shield which were made by her father, Rothion. Pyrrha was kidnapped by Tira when she was only Three years old in order to torment Sophitia, she is the deuteragonist of SoulCalibur V. However, unlike her brother, who knows about her, Pyrrha has lived her life as a wanderer since she knows nothing about her family and she has no one she can truly call “family”.