¡Unveil the Mysteries Surrounding the 3 New Characters

Hello everyone. This is Watcher Tan, the Production Manager of PROJECT SOUL..
Things have really started to heat up following the official SOULCALIBUR 3 release announcement. Let's take a look at the three new characters.

¡Let's start with Tira. Is she an angel, or the Angel of Death?

Today's guest is the designer of Nightmare, Ivy and Seung Minda among others, Senior Designer Yoshie-san.


TAN

Hello, how are you today?


YOSHIE

Fine thanks.


TAN

Tira is one of my favorites because shefs so cute. Her weapon is one big blade. So, how does she hold it? Do her gloves protect her hands?
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YOSHIE

Um...yeah. Well, the inside of the Ring Blade is not an edge.


TAN

If the inside was a blade, that would be scary. Tira is very moody, why's that?


YOSHIE

Tira is emotionally unstable, so thatfs why shefll start sulking after she loses, then all of a sudden lighten up. She's just a hard person to deal with.

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TAN

Emotionally unstable? ! Interesting. Sounds like she would be quite difficult to date then?


YOSHIE

Yeah, I donft think I'd want to.


TAN

Her moves are really cute though.


YOSHIE

Yes, we used gymnastic moves as the base for all her motions, so she is very fluid and feminine.


TAN

Ifm looking forward to seeing her in action! Next up is Setsuka. If you were kicked by one of her geta sandals, it's sure gonna hurt. Her design concept is sort of like an oiran, which is a top ranking geisha, right?
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YOSHIE

Her base is an oiran, but the Queen of Hearts is also one of her themes. It's an East-meets-West type of concept.


TAN

The Queen of Hearts? Really? Come to think of it, if you look closely, there are heart-like figures all over the place.


YOSHIE

Yeah, the ornament on her breast, her gauntlet, and even her hair is sort of shaped like a heart.

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TAN

She has that dangerous sexy look, but also very cute. I think her weapon is very intriguing, so I'm really looking forward to seeing how she'll use it.


YOSHIE

Yeah, well Ifm also looking forward to finishing her!


TAN

Finally, the mystery man, Zasalamel. Doesnft he look like Mr. Sumioka from the motion team?


YOSHIE

Zasalamel looks like Sumioka to me only because everyone keeps on saying they look alike.

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TAN

Hahaha. Sumioka started wearing a white hooded sweatshirt, and now he looks even more like Zasalamel. And it was just coincidence that hefs also working on Zasalamelfs motions.


YOSHIE

It was fate, I suppose. I'm looking forward to seeing his cool moves!


TAN

This is the first time that we've had such a macho-looking character. Oh yeah, whatfs up with his left eye?

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YOSHIE

He has the ability to reincarnate, and the left eye retains his soul. So even if he reincarnates into another body, his left eye will remain the same color.


TAN

Really? So he could have been a woman in the past?


YOSHIE

It's possible I suppose. If he were to live in present day, I envision him being a rap MC.


TAN

Thatfs neat. I would buy his CD. Is that an MP3 player on his hip then?

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YOSHIE

No no, it contains incense. He uses it to send the dead to the afterlife.



TAN

What is he, the grim reaper?

 

So, Zasalamel's real identity remains a mystery.Well, what do you think of these new characters? Are there only three new characters? Please stay tuned as more information is released!

Next month, we'll be speaking with the stage designer of the Soulcalibur world.