October 24, 2018 The Soulcalibur 6 community continues to put out more impressive custom characters.
Soulcalibur VI released last week, and it’s been a wild ride. The fighting game has been relatively pretty well received by fans and critics alike, but personally I couldn’t care less about the quality of the gameplay. What I’m far more interested in is the character creator – and to that end, this story is getting updated with another round of the finest (and most terrifying) bits of custom content.
In case you haven’t seen, Soulcalibur VI’s character creation tools are extremely powerful. You can, of course, play as any of the game’s predetermined characters, but the creation suite is apparently so detailed that you can play as almost anything you want, and equip them with one of the current characters’ skills. Seriously, think of any pop-culture figure you want, and the chances are pretty high that someone’s taken them into battle already.
The creative outpouring has been so impressive thus far that it’s only right that we help show off the best of these creations. The collection has something for everyone, from The Avengers to The Legend of Zelda, although at this point it’s probably worth warning you that this article might get a little bit NSFW.
Bandai Namco itself is taking great interest, and the publisher is taking entries for a showcase of the very best. That officially begins with Bob Ross, who is armed for battle with art supplies specially designed for destruction – and “happy little combos.”
"We don't make mistakes – we just have happy little combos." Submit your custom made character by using #CreateASoul. We'll feature some favorites later this week! Character made by Ryan V.#SOULCALIBURVI is out NOW for PS4, X1, & PC. Order your copy: https://t.co/x53aiJ8q4c pic.twitter.com/m0apavqlgF
— Bandai Namco US (@BandaiNamcoUS) October 23, 2018
Competition for that promotion is already getting fierce, and George Costanza is ready for a tale of swords and shrinkage eternally retold.
Fixed my boy up. pic.twitter.com/N0QpikYCxN
— BOOtzmansavage (@KButzKorner) October 20, 2018
The community has already tried to pick out the best, and the Soulcalibur subreddit has some terrific picks in its contest. Cartoon and anime crossovers give us a thoroughly impressive Mikasa from Attack on Titan and a terrific recreation of He-Man’s greatest rival, Skeletor.
That contest also includes some gaming crossovers, like a terrifying Minecraft Steve and an unbelievably detailed Illidan Stormrage from WoW.
The winner of the community competition was, of course, number one himself: Robbie Rotten.
Other creators dare to ask the age-old question “Why not Zoidberg?”
The Witcher’s Geralt is already a playable character in Soulcalibur VI, and his home, Kaer Morhen, is a playable stage. With that in mind, it comes as little surprise that his ward, Ciri would also find her way to the game, albeit as a player’s creation.
Elsewhere, there are some more beloved videogame characters on offer. Pikachu is one of the most recognisable cartoon figures in the world, and there are a couple of takes on everybody’s favourite yellow mouse on offer. Both, however, are a little disturbing. The first is a sort of sumo/Pokemon hybrid, featuring a Pikachu bear helmet and a blue loincloth.
Elsewhere, there’s a much brawnier version, which is just a bald man in yellow shorts with point black ears and rosy cheeks.
If you prefer water-type Pokemon, you should check out a very impressive take on Magikarp.
— 砂肝 (@sunagimo_x) October 19, 2018
If you prefer Sega to Nintendo, you’re well-catered to, with Sonic also making a fabulous appearance.
From there, there are some takes on beloved children’s cartoons. They start clean enough, with Fred Flintstone, and a match-up between Ronald McDonald and Johnny Bravo, but soon get a little more distressing. A headless version of Spongebob (also wearing a loincloth) shows up, as does a very worrying version of a minion from the Despicable Me movies.
From there, things get a little more abstract. My personal favourite creation so far is Pistachio. It’s two turtle shells placed one on top of the other, effectively sealing in the rest of the character. Green arms and legs jutting out from the shells finish a very bold look.
Finally, here’s the video that started it all, as players figured that the creation kit was diverse enough to allow them to attach male genitalia to their characters. The (obviously NSFW) tweet below shows off a lizard character wielding a violently enormous phallus. It’s genuinely threatening, and I pity everyone who’s come up against it.
— Rhys 🎃 (@AltZero_) October 19, 2018
I don’t think that’s an image I’ll ever be truly able to put out of my head, although I will be trying extremely hard to do so. Whatever you make of all these creations, there’s no denying they’ll have given a new lease of life to a series that was thought to be struggling ahead of its latest release.