Since it was revealed at The Game Awards 2017, Soul Calibur 6 has been regularly showing off fan-favorite characters alongside some new faces. The characters revealed thus far mostly include returning favorites from the critically acclaimed franchise, such as Astaroth and Seong Mi-Na, but now, a never before seen character comes into the fray – Azwel: Leader of Humanity.
The below trailer shows off Azwel’s fighting style, with him using a plethora of different weapons he warps in using both of his arms. Later on, he proceeds to monologue about his love for human suffering and how he will “Never get tired of the human race."
Azwel is the third character to be revealed for Soul Calibur 6 who has not been seen previously in the series. The other two being Groh, a dual-blade wielding assassin, and Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher games. Soul Calibur 6 is said to be going back to the style of Soul Calibur 1 & 2, hence the smaller number of never-before-seen additions.
It’s looking likely that Azwel is going to be the main villain in Soul Calibur 6. The two blades of the series look to be represented on his arms, with his left arm being colored blue and his right red. These represent good and evil, which fits with his title as ‘Leader of Humanity’ and the main themes of the series as a whole.
On top of this, Azwel dons a different form towards the end of the trailer that involves his arms growing larger and his shirt coming off. This further cements the idea that he is the game’s big bad, and comes with him decimating his opponent with a massive attack.
Soul Calibur 6 is coming on October 19th of this year and will launch on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.