The developer behind upcoming fighting game Soulcalibur V wants it to have at least 26 characters.

The roster will be made up of a mix of new characters and returning favourites, who may have new weapons or armour, the new issue of Japanese magazine Famitsu revealed (translated by Siliconera).

The game is 10 per cent complete, and is due out at some point next year.

The main character this time is Patroklos, son of Sophitia. Like his mum, he uses a short sword and the Arcadia Shield.

According to Andriasang, he's 177 centimetres tall, has blood type B, was born 13th September and is 19-years-old. Isn't that nice?

SCV is set 17 years after SCIV. Siegfried, who is 40-years-old, uses the Requiem weapon he used in SCI and SCII.

We're told to expect new, special weapons. What these are, though, are unknown. What we do know, though, is that the development team has been injected with new blood, so the game will feel different. One can say there are and there aren't gameplay system changes, apparently. Glad that's cleared up.

We already knew that SCV will have guest characters previous games in the series featured Spawn, Yoda and Link.

Soulcalibur V was announced last week during Namco Bandai's LevelUp press event.

V is described as a "generational shift". The game's new fighting style is described as "lighter, sharper, and more elegant". The online mode has been improved with new features.

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