Soulcalibur VI DLC Discussion Thread

sytus

[14] Master
Actually Stonehenge would be a amazing stage to have. I don't know how they would configure the stage though, Project Soul would probably have to build some arena next to it as if a battle tournament was taking place there due to the summer solstice.
 

Rusted Blade

[13] Hero
The thing is, Stonehenge would not be Project Soul's style. In the twenty-five years Namco have been making these games, not once has a level referenced an actual specific historical location. Sometimes you get a reference to as specific city of antiquity, but that's about it. They don't really reference specifical real-world landmarks. For example, if they want to represent Egypt, they don't show you the pyramids at Giza, or the Sphinx, or the temple at Karnak. Instead they show you a huge battle platform in some unnamed tomb, or another situated atop a giant stone being pulleyed up next to some scafolding abreast a construction work one-hundred times larger than anything ever actually created in the classical world. They most hint vaguely at the classical world but use their own fictional constructions to fill in the specifics: I'd be very surprised if they started dropping in the more 'touristy' real locations instead, all of the sudden.
 

Rusted Blade

[13] Hero
Takamatsu Castle??
Good call. I had meant to add "That I can recall" to that sentence. Still, it's rather an outlier, and even then, you'll notice it's a very fictionalized version of the castle. I just wouldn't expect to start seeing major historical sites in the game: it clashes with their fictional history too much.
 

sytus

[14] Master
The thing is, Stonehenge would not be Project Soul's style. In the twenty-five years Namco have been making these games, not once has a level referenced an actual specific historical location. Sometimes you get a reference to as specific city of antiquity, but that's about it. They don't really reference specifical real-world landmarks. For example, if they want to represent Egypt, they don't show you the pyramids at Giza, or the Sphinx, or the temple at Karnak. Instead they show you a huge battle platform in some unnamed tomb, or another situated atop a giant stone being pulleyed up next to some scafolding abreast a construction work one-hundred times larger than anything ever actually created in the classical world. They most hint vaguely at the classical world but use their own fictional constructions to fill in the specifics: I'd be very surprised if they started dropping in the more 'touristy' real locations instead, all of the sudden.
This is actually a thoroughly good observation. So yeah, Stonehenge wouldn't be stage. However your points about what Project Soul does with regards to landmarks is that they reference them in non-specific ways, so they could do Stonehenge but in a completely outlandish way like this image here (though a bit closer to the landmark).

Stonehenge.jpg


Well LisaK proved us wrong.
 

Dissidia

Premium Member
Unless Hwang makes a big splash in his supposed DLC debut, I suspect in SCVII that X and Y will be default roster characters and Hwang will be DLC fare....

As much as I love Hwang I think it's too late for him to ever be a non DLC roster character...
 

HD_Reed

[04] Fighter
Unless Hwang makes a big splash in his supposed DLC debut, I suspect in SCVII that X and Y will be default roster characters and Hwang will be DLC fare....

As much as I love Hwang I think it's too late for him to ever be a non DLC roster character...
I was thinking more generally about this and SCVII - who can we assume will be in the base roster for that game and who will be DLC? It doesn’t seem right that just because a character was DLC in SCVI means that they then can’t be in the base roster in SCVII. In fact the optimist in me would like to think most of if not all of the DLC characters in SCVI will make the base roster next time round (excluding guests and budget providing)..
 

Dissidia

Premium Member
I was thinking more generally about this and SCVII - who can we assume will be in the base roster for that game and who will be DLC? It doesn’t seem right that just because a character was DLC in SCVI means that they then can’t be in the base roster in SCVII. In fact the optimist in me would like to think most of if not all of the DLC characters in SCVI will make the base roster next time round (excluding guests and budget providing)..
As of now there are 25 characters (including setsuka and hwang if leaks are true) that would be suitable to return in SCVII from the roster. I took out the guest and inferno. If we add a potential Season 3 that adds 3-4 more characters who could come back in VII too. SC has never really topped 30 characters on launch which is why I'm hesitant to assume that we would get that.

Plus we would need at least one guest for SCVII and at least one to two newcomers for SCVII. With how small project soul is I think they would cut the least popular characters and either use them for DLC or omit them entirely.