Soul Calibur V: Ezio gameplay and ‘poor’ graphics debate

By Posted 31 Oct 2011, 05:09

We recently gave you the exciting news that Assassin’s Creed hero Ezio Auditore will be featured in upcoming fighter Soul Calibur V, and now it has just got even better for you. Namco Bandai has just shown off a ton of new gameplay for the title and some of it shows Ezio in action for the very first time.

For those that aren’t aware, Soul Calibur V will be available for the Xbox 360 and PS3 sometime next year, although we did get a first play of the game at the Eurogamer Expo in September – shame Ezio wasn’t playable then.

He is however, very much present in the following video, and it comes courtesy of a 90 minute stream that Namco Bandai recently uploaded to U-Stream. Our Japanese is non-existant at the moment sadly, but the general jist of the video runs gamers through some of the critical edge hyper moves in the game, and the controls needed on the pad in order to execute them successfully.

If you skip to the 28 minute mark, that’s when you see Ezio take to the main stage and you’ll see the developers testing out some of his move set against some of the other characters in the Soul Calibur V roster.

We’ve seen some early criticism of the graphics featured in the new game, but we don’t think they are disasterous by any means, especially compared to Soul Calibur IV. Don’t forget that this stream isn’t a very good representation of the game’s visuals and since the game is not out until 2012, it’s probably a very early build anyway. We’re looking forward to seeing some true HD graphics of the game so that fans can get a better idea.

If you are a Soul Calibur fan, what are your thoughts on the graphics – are they as bad as everyone is making out?