Man, Qanba USA really loves you guys! For the third month in a row now, they have been supplying us with arcade sticks and goodies to show their support for the SOULCALIBUR community.
This time, they have given us three, yes three, collector's editions for SC6 for the Xbox One. Yes, I'm sure by now, all you already have your copies of SC6 and have been playing furiously since October. However, that doesn't mean you managed to get your hands on a collector's edition, with it's beautiful Sophitia statue. Last month's contest was a test of skill (congratulations to @IvantheTerrible for his win); but this month's contest will be a test of creativity!
What do we want to see? It's simple, Show us your best create-a-soul characters. You can include them in the comments as screenshots or videos on youtube. At the end of the month, the moderation team here at 8WAYRUN will review all the entries and pick out our top 3 favorites!
NEC 19 will be held in King of Prussia, PA, December 14-16th. As of right now, we have representatives from Singapore, France and Mexico confirmed. As well as America's best, and possibly Canadian representatives!
Now we're trying to pull in the money to help Kura (The top Korean competitor) to NEC! He's already received a bit of help, and promotes a donation goal to get to NEC himself via his twitch:
Qanba USA has provided us with a discount coupon code when shopping at qanbausa.com. Using the code 8WAYRUN2018, you can save 10% all orders!
Not everybody could win last month's contest! But don't be sad, Qanba USA actually sent us a third Obsidian SOULCALIBUR VI Edition, for which we will be holding another contest! However, unlike last time, where the winners were chosen at random, you're going to have to work for this one! You're going to have to pour your time and skill into this one.
In Soulcalibur VI, there is an Arcade Mode. By default, you can play this mode up to "Very Hard" difficulty. However, after beating very hard, you will unlock the final difficulty, which is known as "Legendary". Your mission is to record video of you beating Legendary mode as quickly as possible... and I warn you, this is no easy task.
Last month we ran a contest; which was essentially a character poll. Qanba USA graciously donated us a couple of their new Obsidian Joystick SOULCALIBUR VI Edition and we decided to give those arcade sticks away to a select few of you, our loyal fans! We only asked that you select your favorite character as your character header in your account preferences. Well the results have been calculated and the winners have been chosen!
Recently a glitch was discovered with Voldo that allows him to activate Soul Charge, or his Critical Edge, even if he has less than 1 bar of super. I wont go into more details on how to do the glitch, but it's pretty evident, easy to spot, and not something a Voldo player would ever do "by accident". This is a potentially game breaking bug, and we have to wait for Namco Bandai to fix it via game patches.
Speaking with other players and moderators, the general consensus seems to be to soft-ban the glitch. Voldo would not be banned, but the use of the glitch would be. If a player does the glitch in a tournament match, they will automatically lose that MATCH. This is because using a Critical Edge through this glitch may often result in the end of the current round. If such a case were to happen, it would be hard to return to the status quo. To make things easier for tournament organizers, and uniformity of enforcement, we have decided to penalize an entire match.
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.
I am sure most of you know what E3 is, but in case you aren't aware, E3 is the the Electronic Entertainment Expo hosted in Los Angeles, California. You can see new titles that have been recently released/announced and try games that have a demo on the floor. I was given the opportunity to go to this and check out the newest version of SOULCALIBUR VI as well other things at the event. I'll have shout outs at the bottom for the people who helped me get to the event!
Before I get into the details of E3 2018, let's talk about what's new in SOULCALIBUR VI that was announced this week. As many of you have seen, SOULCALIBUR VI now has a story trailer and a release date. The game is coming out on October 19, 2018. We will also be getting a collectors edition that comes with all of the DLC, art book, soundtrack, and a Sophitia figure. SOULCALIBUR VI will be on PS4, Xbox One, and PC for players.
Namco Bandai held a special event for SOUL CALIBUR VI this passing Thursday in San Francisco, California. Fortunately for me, I was invited to attend and compete in the exhibition portion of the event. Though there was no announcements, or any sort of reveal, we did get to experience more coverage on gameplay.
Maximilian Dood reports the newest information that was learned from yesterday's Famitsu article about SoulCalibur VI. Motohiro Okubo talks to Famitsu about returning mechanics and the goals the development team has for the gameplay. Max also speculates what guest characters may be coming into the game. Check out Max's reaction to the news in the video below!
Passion Republic is a company that creates concept arts for popular video games such as Dark Souls, Mortal Kombat X, and Batman Arkham Knight. You can see some of their pieces on their website which will be linked at the bottom. If you own Mortal Kombat X, then you may have noticed that some of these concept arts are featured as unlockables in the Krypt.
These images could potentially be official designs for potential characters in the next SoulCalibur installment. Enjoy the gallery!