The Soulcalibur 6 community is currently trying to work out who will be released as DLC following a datamine that revealed apparent character codenames.
Soulcalibur 6 received an update last week and, as expected, dataminers scoured its innards on the hunt for DLC character clues (thanks, EventHubs).
In a file that mentions Cassandra and Amy as DLC characters (neither are announced or released as DLC characters yet, although both pop up in the story), six new DLC characters are listed with what look like codenames.
Actually misinfo from me! I extracted the wrong thing. These are the new SC6 files. They are infact real, make sure you exteact the right files from your game folder and don't derp out like I did. Have a good day @Flying_Wonkey pic.twitter.com/PzxpX1giGs— UYU | Koenji (@KoenjiUK) January 17, 2019
These apparent codenames are Stone, Yell, Star, Snow, Reptile and Yellow. Now, here's the fun part: the Soulcalibur community is currently trying to work out who these characters are based on these codenames. Some seem more obvious than others. For example, Stone probably refers to the character Rock from the original Soul Edge and Soulcalibur games.
Reptile is probably Lizardman.
But what about the others? Fans reckon Snow could be Setsuka (Soulcalibur 3) because her name means "snow flower". Fans suggest Yellow relates to Hwang because his name contains the character for yellow in Hanja, the Korean name for Chinese characters. Moving on, we're getting into tricky speculation: Star could be Algol because, as some have pointed out, Algol is the name of a star system.
But what about Yell? Nobody seems to have come up with a plausible solution for this one. Website avoidingthepuddle.com suggests it could be Hilde from Soulcalibur 4 because she shouts a lot with her moves. Yeah, I'm not sure about that one.
Either way, players are having a bit of fun trying to work this all out, and perhaps Bandai Namco, by using what looks like codenames for DLC characters in the game's files, are having a bit of fun, too.
The Soulcalibur 6 season pass added three DLC characters on top of bonus character Tira. We've already had 2B from Nier: Automata, leaving two to come out. Perhaps these are Amy and Cassandra, who are actually namechecked in the game's files as DLC 2 and 3 characters. Stone, Yell, Star, Snow, Reptile and Yellow, then, could be the lineup for second season pass.