Win a Qanba Obsidian Joystick SOULCALIBUR VI Edition!
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SOULCALIBUR VI is only a week away, and Qanba is honoring it's release, with a special edition of their ever popular Obsidian Joystick for PS4/PS3/PC! I personally believe this to be the best looking SOULCALIBUR related arcade stick I've ever seen. The stick officially releases during the week of October 22, but you can pre-order the stick right now on Newegg or directly from Qanba. We here at 8WAYRUN will be raffling off at least one of these beautiful arcade sticks.
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Raffle rules after the break.
Welcome Back to the Stage of History... Inferno?
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Okay, so we've known for a while that Inferno was going to be in the game. We've even seen gameplay videos with him. But we never knew what to make of it. Was he a mimic character like he has been in older games? Or was Namco considering him his own character. Well with the release of their newest trailer, we now have it confirmed; Namco is considering Inferno to be his own character.

What we've seen so far shows us that Inferno uses a modified Nightmare moveset, with slightly different properties, and a permanent soul-charge. If your immediate reaction is "this seems kind of broke", you're not alone in that sentiment. In fact, I think Namco agrees with you as well, as he will not be playable in online ranked mode. As such, he may not be tournament legal either.
Media after the break.

SOULCALIBUR VI Network Test on PS4/XB1

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It's happening!! There will be 15 characters and 9 stages available. Most likely, there is only the ranked mode function since that's all that is described. September 28th 8AM PDT to September 30th 8PM PDT will be the times you can play the demo, but downloads start on 27th. It's unknown if you need PS+ or Xbox Live. Which characters will you play first?
View the announcement tweet here.

Official 8WAYRUN Merchandise Now Available!

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Interested in showing your support for 8WAYRUN? Well we now have a whole bunch of branded merch available! In addition to hats, like we've had in the past, we also have bags, backpacks, shirts and hoodies! Everything we are selling are now available from our store on Etsy.
@Hayate_Ein Shows Off Final Ver. of SC6 as well as Lizardman!
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@Hayate, veteran SOULCALIBUR player from France, had the honor to try out the finalized version of SOULCALIBUR VI recently. In this video, Hayate shows off some of the single player modes in SC6. There is also some small footage of the new characters too, which includes a little bit of Astaroth and Azwel. There are also some features that have not been discussed before from Namco in this video. Hayate shows off some of the tutorial function of SC6 as well as a CaS version of Lizardman with the Lizardman fighting style.
Watch Hayate's video here.
Raphael Sorel Revealed in New Character Trailer!
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Just a few minutes ago, Namco Bandai officially unveiled Raphael on Twitter and YouTube. Raphael was the other character accidentally revealed at the Melbourne eSports Open last month; along with Cervantes.

Tokyo Game Show has not officially started yet, so more announcements could be coming soon, with the game's release less than a month away!
Media after the break.
All Modes Revealed in Latest PV (Japanese)
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In this video you can see all of the modes that will be in SOULCALIBUR VI. We now have confirmation of Museum as well as Arcade battle. Museum mode let's you see models and concept arts of the characters and gives you additional information on them. Arcade will have the traditional 8 opponent ladder that you will have to climb and defeat. It's unknown if Arcade will have arcade endings, but most likely there won't be considering Soul Chronicle exists with a story for each character.
Learn more about the modes of SOULCALIBUR VI here.
Cervantes FINALLY Officially Revealed by Namco Bandai
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Even with leak after leak after leak; Namco was still refusing to reveal Cervantes. Well today, they finally revealed him after playing coy for weeks. For some reason, they are still delaying on revealing Raphael; but chances are, we will see him sometime during this month's Tokyo Game Show.
Videos and images after the break.
CONFIRMED: Raphael and Cervantes playable at Melbourne eSports Open
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A series of pictures have been going around on Facebook for the past hour, claiming to have been taken at the Melbourne eSports Open today. These two pictures were posted by @Borgieman on the SOULCALIBUR Competitive Players Facebook group. Namco Bandai has not confirmed either of these two characters.

Both Cervantes and Raphael were part of the leak from three months ago, which also included Azwel. We have no other confirmation on the validity of these pictures; but we will update this post throughout the weekend if more media and pictures come from him!
Azwel, Leader of Humanity, Formally Announced!
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During the Libra of Souls trailer released last week, Namco Bandai also revealed the final boss of the story mode. They later confirmed via an interview with @Kayane that the as yet unnamed character would be playable. Well today, they formally announced him as "Azwel, the Leader of Humanity".

It appears that Azwel will be similar to Algol in that he fights using the manifestations of Soul Edge and Soul Calibur.
Videos and images after the break.