As of now, the roster for Soul Calibur VI just got a bit larger. With a new announcement trailer Bandai Namco has confirmed that Astaroth and Seong Mi-Na will join the fighting game cast as well. For those who haven’t been keeping track, that makes for 17 total characters on the roster. The latest announcement was made last week during EVO 2018.
Astaroth makes his return to the series as the same mutated and demonic ace-weilder we’ve known for many years now. His slow but thunerous fighting style will be tough to counter in terms of raw damage, as his origins as an ultra-powerful golem make him near-indestructible in combat.
Here’s the official blurb for 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…”
Seong Mi-Na, like Astaroth, has been around in multiple earlier games in the franchise. But unlike the titanic demon, Seong Mi-Na fights with speed and viciousness, like lightning she strikes with her Naginata. Her quest continues after she was skipped over in Soul Calibur V.
Here’s the official blurb for Seong Mi-Na:
“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.”
If you want to see more of the diverse cast of characters in Soul Calibur VI, check out some of our other coverage.
Soul Calibur VI releases on Oct. 19 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. You cal also learn more about the game at the official Bandai Namco website. Those interested can also view the character announcement trailer for Astaroth and Seong Mi-Na down below.