Welcome Back to the Stage of History... Inferno?

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.


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#2
Well, I for one think it's nice to have a broken character as long as it's not in the online and it's reserved for local PvP for funsies. It should not be legal in tournaments either IMO.

I prefer this solution to having a playable boss character that is "gutted" for balance.
 
#3
If his life bar or defense is decreased, he could be legal in tournaments (similar to Seth on Street Fighter 4).

A broken character can be turned to a glass cannon. Sometimes it works.

Anyway, I'm happy it is not a mimic.
 
#4
Hm. I am starting to think those last 4 "Slots" are not DLC spots. I'd expect Charade or Edge Master to be one of those spots. Leaving 2 left.
 
#11
Never really understood the appeal of Inferno, even though I respect him in the Soul Calibur lore. I would rather Namco/Bandai create a new character based on the unique weapon-sets of Soul Calibur 3's create-a-soul. Or at least Hwang or Yun-seong.
 
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#12
Still hoping for Yun-seong or Hwang as an unlockable character. Indifferent about Inferno, especially since he will most likely be tournament illegal (or at least I hope he is) cool for the story which is great but thats about it
 
#13
I only have one thing to say...B R O K E N

Also, his move set looks frighteningly similar to NightTerrors move set from SC3
 
#16
I think it's a mistake to think that Inferno isn't a mimic. See 00:07:

"Fighting style: Whatever the fighting style of those under his control."

So I think he's a mimic that always has soul charge, and maybe his default copy is Nightmare.
 
#17
I think it's a mistake to think that Inferno isn't a mimic. See 00:07:

"Fighting style: Whatever the fighting style of those under his control."

So I think he's a mimic that always has soul charge, and maybe his default copy is Nightmare.
I mean, considering only Nightmare is under his control in SCI-2, It's Nightmare only.
The game release also proofs that it is.