One of the most recognizable characters in the world of video games is the Assassin’s Creed star Ezio Auditore. This Italian renaissance assassin has appeared in two out of the three titles from Ubisoft so far and will be making a third (possibly final) appearance in the upcoming title Assassin’s Creed: Revelations. Apparently that’s not the only upcoming game he is set to make an appearance as a leaked image has surfaced showing him in Soul Calibur V.
The Namco Bandai fighter game has built itself a bit of a reputation when it comes to guest appearances in their titles. The first to appear was Heihachi from Tekken, who appeared in the PS2 version of Soul Calibur 2. The Xbox version also featured comic book favorite Spawn and the GameCube version featured Legend of Zelda’s Link. A whole host of other names have since starred in the series including characters from God of War and Star Wars. This gives us reason to believe that the photo could indeed be real.
Skeptics are less than convinced however, pointing out the similarities that the Ezio image has to existing character Pyrrha, insisting it is nothing more than a Photoshop edit. According to Gematsu the image came from the live blog, PS3blog at a Namco Bandai event. Of course the image could well be real but simply was exposed to early, hence the sudden removal from the live blog. Until we get official confirmation from the publishers we can only speculate.
A release date was also mentioned on the live blog, indicating January 31st 2012 has some significance. Again nothing official was mentioned from the publishers although we previously brought our readers news that the game was confirmed to be released in 2012. What are your thoughts on the image? Is it real or fake?