A few days ago we brought you news that suggested there was to be a cameo appearance in the upcoming fighter from Namco Bandai, Soul Calibur V. the news came from a leaked image of what appeared to be Ezio Auditore from the Assassin’s Creed series. Well now we can confirm that the renaissance hitman will in fact be featuring in the game after all.
The confirmation came from the developers who said the character will be appearing in PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the Soul Calibur V, quashing any rumors that the leaked image was a fake Photoshop edit. Some were convinced due to the artwork similarities that the character has with Pyrrha, as it turns out they were in fact wrong.
Other guest appearances will come from Dampierre, who originally appeared in Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny on the PSP. For those that are unfamiliar with him, he is described as a comical character but will only be available to those gamers who purchase the game with a pre-order, unlike Ezio who will be available to all. Metro also reported that the game will feature music from the Ubisoft series as well as having a stage in the game dedicated to Assassin’s Creed.
Along with the confirmation of Ezio’s cameo, came an announcement of a released date for the game. Xbox 360 and PS3 gamers can get hold of the fighter on February 3rd. earlier today we brought you news that there was to be an Assassin’s Creed movie, being developed with Sony Pictures. Feel free to check out the trailer introducing Ezio to Soul Calibur V which we have embedded below. What do you think of this guest appearance? Do you think there will be any others? Let us know who you would like to see or think we will also be seeing in the game?