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Ivy and Zasalamel return for Soulcalibur 6

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Two veteran fighters return

Isabella “Ivy” Valentine, the Soulcalibur series’ most notorious fighter, will return for Soulcalibur 6, Bandai Namco confirmed today. Ivy stars in one of two new gameplay trailers for the fighting game; the other confirms the return of Zasalamel.

With the exception of the first game in the Soul fighting game franchise, Ivy has appeared in every Soulcalibur game to date. In Soulcalibur 6, she’s going back to her original Soulcalibur look — understandable, given the sixth game’s setting — which means she’s showing a lot of skin, so ... heads-up if you’re planning on watching Ivy’s gameplay reveal at, say, work or church this morning.

Today’s other reveal is Zasalamel, who first appeared in Soulcalibur 3 and quickly became one of the series’ most popular characters. Zasalamel returns, scythe in hand, in his quest for the holy blade Soulcalibur (and ultimately to become the twisted demon known as Abyss). You can see him in action in the character reveal trailer below.

Soulcalibur 6 is heading to PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One later this year. So far, Bandai Namco has confirmed eight characters for the game’s roster: returning fighters Ivy, Zasalamel, Sophitia, Mitsurugi, Nightmare, Xianghua and Kilik, as well as Soulcalibur newcomer Grøh.

For a closer look at Ivy and Zasalamel, check out some new screenshots and character artwork in the gallery below.