New Soul Calibur V screens, cut scenes reveal slick visuals

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Next year will mark the arrival of one of the most anticipated fighting games and sixth installment to the Namco Bandai series, Soul Calibur V. In the build-up to game’s release a bunch of details have already been revealed as well as characters being named, including the guest appearance of Assassin’s Creed hero Ezio Auditore.

The game is set to release in the US January 31st 2012 with Europe set to get it a few days later on February 3rd. While Soul Calibur V is not set to break any sales records and is unlikely to prove as popular as other more established fighting games like Mortal Kombat, it still looks very impressive and judging from the character customization feature it is a very detailed game.

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The publisher has been treating fans of the series to several screenshots recently, a total of 30 new ones to be exact and has also released a new trailer that gives us a sneaky peek at what the graphics are going to be like during the game’s cut-scenes. The new screenshots include images of the characters giving their best fighting faces, or as CVG explains ‘angst’ expressions, and close-ups of their weapons during gameplay scenes. The collection also includes cut-scene images and shows some of the characters for the first time.

In the trailer, which can be viewed below we can see cut scenes with descriptions that highlight some of the key features of the game. It is introduced as being 17 years on from the previous title and some of the descriptions include returning characters as well as new successors and clues as to the plot of the game by saying the sword’s power seemed to have been lost. Check it out for yourself below. You can also view all 30 new screenshots by hitting the CVG link above.

Are you looking forward to playing the new game?