Around this time last year, it looked like the future of SoulCalibur could be in jeopardy, depending on the success of the fighting game’s sixth title. At the time Motohiro Okubo, SoulCalibur VI’s producer, said that getting to make the game in the first place had been a struggle, and that the series’ future wasn’t necessarily certain. However, it appears that the game is going strong – it’s getting a season two, and the dev says its playerbase helped make it happen.
In a tweet posted earlier today, Okubo said that “there were no plans for Season two, but Project Soul was able to get [a] green light. This is all because of your support. I would also like to thank SNK to have permission within short period. Thank you once again. Let your soul keep burning!”, linking to a trailer posted on the official SoulCalibur Twitter channel of the new second season pass.
Despite a season two perhaps not being planned, it looks to bring some cool new content for fans to get their teeth into. The trailer, posted by Bandai Namco on YouTube, reveals some of the new goodies coming to the game, including that there will be four new characters – one of which is Samurai Shodown’s Haohmaru.
The trailer also reveals a “new system” – though what the details of this is aren’t exactly isn’t clear just yet. Judging by the footage, it looks like some kind of parry-based system mechanic that could open up some interesting combat possibilities.
There were no plan's for Season 2, but Project Soul was able to get green light. This is all because of your support. I would also like to thank SNK to have permission within short period. Thank you once again.
LET YOUR SOUL KEEP BURNING! https://t.co/Ea2otgBjyY
— Motohiro Okubo (@achilles_Okubo) August 5, 2019
A second character reveal trailer announces that “warring maiden” and familiar SoulCalibur fighter Cassandra will also be heading to the game.
There’s no date given on when the season two pass will drop just yet, with the trailer just saying “coming soon”. Given that there’s been some worries about SoulCalibur’s future, news that it’ll be on its way sometime soon is surely exciting news for the series’ fans.