Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. and Ubisoft Entertainment today announced that Ezio Auditore from the critically acclaimed Assassin’s Creed™ series will be a playable guest character in SOUL CALIBUR® V for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. This monumental collaboration will let players control Ezio and his wide range of assassination tools including a Roman Longsword, Stiletto, Crossbow, Hidden Gun and his trademark Hidden Blade. SOUL CALIBUR V delivers exhilarating 3D fighting mechanics, breathtaking visuals, and new characters, as well as expanding the online and character creation modes. SOUL CALIBUR V is poised to become the preeminent fighting game experience when it launches on January 31, 2012 for North America.
“We are very excited to bring two groundbreaking and influential franchises together with SOUL CALIBUR and Assassin’s Creed,” said Carlson Choi, Vice President of Marketing for NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed series has captivated millions of fans around the world with its unique locations, story and gameplay mechanics. We are proud to now have Ezio Auditore as part of the SOUL CALIBUR universe.”
“SOULCALIBUR is renowned for including iconic characters and we’re happy to see history’s most famous master assassin Ezio will be joining their ranks in SOUL CALIBUR V,” said Tony Key, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Ubisoft. “We’re excited to partner with NAMCO BANDAI in bringing two of the industry’s biggest franchises together with Assassin’s Creed and SOUL CALIBUR.”
SOULCALIBUR V will ship with a Collector’s Edition which includes a music CD, making-of video content, hardcover art book and the Dark Knight and White Knight downloadable armor sets for Character Creation Mode.
Developed by the legendary Project Soul™ team, SOUL CALIBUR V picks up 17 years after the events of SOUL CALIBUR®IV with new heroes and returning warriors clashing in an epic showdown between good and evil. The tale of Patroklos, son of Sophitia Alexandra, unfolds as his family’s destiny intertwines with the Soul swords. With the series’ revolutionary 8-way run, allowing for true 3D movement during matches, refined battle systems, and stunning graphics, SOUL CALIBUR V will be the top game of 2012 for anyone looking for a knock-down, drag-out fight.
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