Bandai Namco confirmed two characters for upcoming fighting game Soulcalibur 6: Astaroth and Seong Mi-Na.

Both characters will be familiar to Soulcalibur fans. Demonic Guard Astaroth, who first appeared in Soulcalibur 1 and wields a giant axe called Kulutues, looks like he works similarly in this game to previous versions - that is, he's slow but powerful with some devastating grabs. Meanwhile, Daughter of the Bladed God Seong Mi-Na, who first appeared in Soul Edge, hits Soulcalibur 6 with her trusty longsword, Scarlet Thunder.

Here's the official blurb on big old Astaroth:

"Astaroth is a golem created by the leader of an evil cult. Imbued with an amazing strength as well as the martial art experience of highly skilled warriors, he is the perfect weapon to serve the cult doctrine of destruction and rebirth. All too aware of his mission, the creature is tirelessly seeking for the cursed sword.

"He was granted power during his creation by Ares, the Greek god of war, and the god remains the golem's one true master. Astaroth's fighting style is based on the White Giant that Ares once observed, but the golem doesn't seem to care that his style is a mere copy. All that matters to him is how many people his techniques enable him to kill, and how cruelly he can do it..."

And here's Seong Mi-Na's backstory:

"Seong Mi-Na is a woman, but first of all she remains a warrior. When her father decided to search for a marriage suitor for her, she decided to run away. In her flight, she took the most precious treasure of the Seong family, the Scarlet Thunder a weapon passed down through countless generations.

"As one would expect of the only daughter of the Seong family master, Seong Mi-Na trained fiercely in the art of the longsword and acquired great strength and agility. Despite the weight of her weapon, she wields it with disconcerting ease and grace."

Soulcalibur 6 comes out on 19th October 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. For more, check out Edwin's preview.

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