Latest Soulcalibur 6 gameplay video stars the pirate Cervantes

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 21:02 GMT

The pirate Cervantes will return in Soulcalibur 6, and souls will burn, he says.

Soulcalibur fans will be pleased to know Cervantes will be playable in Soulcalibur 6 at release.

Cervantes made his first appearance as the main antagonist in Soul Edge, and has appeared in all subsequent titles. While his inclusion in Soulcalibur 6 isn’t surprising, confirmation is always appreciated.

If you are unfamiliar with the franchise, Bandai Namco has provided the following backstory for Cervantes:

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 terror and carnage to the world, as the sword continued to manipulated his mind. But soon the cursed sword’s plans were thwarted by a heroic ninja and a brave warrior. Cervantes was defeated, consumed by fire and sentenced to the depths of hell, his body turned to ash.

Later the now new owner of the Soul Edge, Nightmare comes across Cervantes’s remains, but left without noticing the small glimmer of light emitting from his body. The Soul Edge had once again set the terrible wheels of fate moving and brought Cervantes back from the dead. After his resurrection, Cervantes now walks grinning through a sea of corpses, claiming countless souls and leaving desolation and destruction in his wake. His final aim is clear: to once again to make Soul Edge his own.

Cervantes fights with two weapons: the sword Acheron and Nirvana, a dagger with a pistol in the hilt.

Soulcalibur 6 releases October 18 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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