News in from Joystiq tells us that Soul Calibur 5 will be released in 2012, Namco has announced. It will be four years since the previous Xbox 360 and PS3 title so fans of the series should be pleased for a confirmation from the developers.
The game is said to take place 17 years after Soul Calibur 4 and the main character in this game will be Patroclus, the son of Soul series veteran Sophitia. More details are expected to be revealed later at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2011.
As expected, many fans are excited to get back into the series and some have already speculated about how the roster of characters will look seeing as the game has taken such a large jump since the last. Some fans think there may be a whole bunch of new younger characters entering the mix, which we’re sure people will be happy to see.
The game has not been given a specific date yet, however 2012 has been confirmed. Keep an eye out at E3 2011 as we have a feeling it might show up there. Are you excited about Soul Calibur 5′s 2012 release? If so, which classic characters would you like to see?