Today there is only one month exactly for the release of Soul Calibur VI on 19th, October 2018. But still, they are confirming even more characters to be in the game, now two more classic characters have been confirmed. First, it is Raphael, who has been a part of the series since Soul Calibur II, returning once again with his fencing skills.
Raphael’s fighting style is that of a fencer, delivering deadly blows to opponents through powerful thrusts and slashes. Processing great speed and agility, Raphael is at once difficult to hit and defend against when wielding his signature weapon, Flambert.
Born to France’s aristocratic Sorel family, Raphael was taught the ways of the upper classes from a young age. When he was older he learned medical practices and was rigorously trained in the art of swordsmanship. He used his knowledge and talent with the rapier to keep his family on top during the political wars that were common in those times. His cold nature, though, gained him many enemies. When the political balance shifted during the Evil Seed event, his family handed him over to the enemy to save themselves. Raphael eventually escaped to the slums where he was saved by a young girl by the name of Amy.
Also, Cervantes is returning, the dead pirate king and the first wielder of Soul Edge.
When Cervantes first gripped Soul Edge, the power of the cursed sword transformed him into a monster. He used the sword to bring a reign of carnage around him as it manipulated his mind. But soon the cursed sword’s plans were thwarted by a ninja and a warrior. Cervantes was defeated, consumed by the fires of hell, and his body turned to ash. One day the new owner of the sword, Nightmare, came to investigate Cervantes’s remains, but left without noticing the small glimmer of light emitting from his body. Soul Edge once again set the terrible wheels of fate moving and brought back Cervantes from the dead.
After his resurrection, Cervantes walks grinning through a sea of corpses, claiming countless souls wherever in his wake. His final aim is clear: to once again seize Soul Edge as his own.
Cervantes fights with two weapons, Acheron and Nirvana. His main sword, Acheron, has been his sword since he plundered it from its hapless former owner, sometime during his reign of dread across the Atlantic Ocean. His secondary weapon, Nirvana, is a dagger with a pistol in the hilt. While pistols of the time were still relatively unimpressive, shooting an opponent could open up a gap in their defense, allowing for a fierce follow-up blow. The gun dagger was a gift from the Italian weapons dealer Vercci and symbolizes the twisted connection between the feared pirate and the Merchant of Death.
Source: Bandai Namco Press Mail