Soul Calibur VI announced during The Game Awards 2017

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Differing from those series, however, Soulcalibur VI will reinvent its traditional weapon-based combat with additional mechanics, characters and an "epic" story mode that boosts its cinematic value.

The trailer for Soul Calibur VI was short but sweet. In the brief trailer, we get to take a look at some of the environment with its fighting stage, with a short sight sequence featuring Mitsurugi engaging in battle with Sophitia.

Brand manager for Bandai Namco Mark Religioso weighed in on the announcement, assuring fans that "the fast and kinetic gameplay" of the original title "is on full display" within Soul Calibur VI.

Soulcalibur VI does not now have an official release date, but it is scheduled for a 2018 release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The game does introduce one major new mechanic to the series though: the Reversal Edge.

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Other details outlined by Bandai Namco include a new move called Reversal Edge which lets players counter their opponents in a clash-for-clash attack. Who would you like to see appear in Soulcalibur VI?

The weapons and character roster is apparently "stellar" and even more so when "combined with a simple control layout".

You can check out some screenshots and some new art for the game below.

SoulCalibur VI is set to launch sometime in 2018.