Bandai Namco has released a character breakdown video for Sophitia in Soulcalibur VI featuring commentary from producer Motohiro Okubo.
Here is the full transcript from Okubo:
“I would like to talk about Sophitia, one of the core characters in Soulcalibur. She’s from Athens and fights using a sword and shield. I believe you already know as much. The way she fights is representative of Soucalibur on the whole. She uses an orthodox style that anyone can control well. This makes her a highly recommended character, even for novices. I believe that many of you have already seen the trailer that was released. She is younger than in Soulcalibur IV, and I hope that you’re all quite excited to check out what fate has in store for her in this edition of Soulcalibur. Sophitia and Mitsurugi were actually the first characters made during the game’s development. We then used that as a foundation and made decisions for the other characters such as their movement, visuals, etc., based on how they would fit with Sophitia and Mitsurugi. I do think that we were able to model them in a very beautiful way this time, with some cute charm as well. I’d like our fans to kind of keep this in mind as they’re having fun playing the game.”
Soulcalibur VI is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam in 2018.
Watch the character breakdown below.