Yesterday, Kayane had the distinct honor to formally announce the SOULCALIBUR VI World Tour for 2020. The tour will be similar to the Tekken World Tour, in that it will be a circuit of sanctioned tournaments around the world, leading up to the eventual finals. It was also announced that the first event in the tour would be EVO Japan. EVO Japan is on January 23; so not very far away. Because of that the deadline to register is on December 15. So if you're going to be attending EVO Japan, don't forget to register as soon as possible!
We now know that Season 2 of SOULCALIBUR VI officially starts on November 25. In addition to a new trailer, which shows off some more of Hilde, we also learn a few new details of some major combat changes. Firstly, we're getting a new "Soul Attack" system, which seems very similar to Tekken 7's own "Rage Art". There is also a new "Resist Impact", which will allow you to parry any move in the game, even unblockables; it remains to be seen if you can parry break attacks. Check the trailer and patch notes for more!
The World's Invitational tournament just ended! Congratulations go out to @Skyll, @Blueboyb and @lolo for placing top three, among the best of the best in the Soulcalibur community! Also announced at the World's Invitational, they also announced Hildegarde von Wolfkrone as the next DLC character to be released, with season 2. No official date has been announced, but we've got some media you can watch for now.
SEA Major 2019 is happening right now, and Namco Bandai has released two new trailers. The firstly one being a new preview for season 2 of SOULCALIBUR VI with new moves on several characters. The second trailer is simply an announcement from Motohiro Okubo himself, apologizing for not being able to attend SEA because of the Typhoon. He goes on to tell us to expect some more during the World's Invitational on November 2 in Las Vegas. Something tells me a new character trailer will be coming soon.
Namco Bandai and Allied eSports just dropped a trailer to their invitational tournament taking place this November at the HyperX eSports Arena in the Luxor, Las Vegas. The tournament will include seven players who previously qualified at other events. There will also be a last chance qualifier for the final eight spot. The last chance qualifier will be open to 128 players only, will take place the day before the World Invitational.
Along with the release of Cassandra yesterday, SOULCALIBUR VI was also updated to version 1.50. We didn't previously report on the patch because the official patch notes only listed minor system adjustments, spelling errors, training mode updates and custom character creation changes. Mostly unimportant stuff. However, this morning, BANDAI NAMCO has updated their official patch notes with character specific balance changes! Those changes can be found below.
Update: Okubo has officially announced Cassandra at EVO 2019. And she comes out TOMORROW! At EVO they unveiled a character trailer for Cassandra. It was laggy, skipped a lot of frames, and the audio kept cutting out. So we will bring you the trailer as soon as we can. In addition to Cassandra, Okubo revealed through a second trailer, there would be a season 2 of DLC for SOULCALIBUR VI. Season 2 will feature a new Reversal Edge system, the return of Just-Impact?. and four more characters, starting with Haohmaru from Samurai Shodown.