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Soulcalibur 6 has a new bad guy, Azwel

Azwel joins Grøh and Geralt as newcomers to the world of Soulcalibur

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Soulcalibur 6 will introduce a new character to the series when it arrives this October: Azwel, the Leader of Humanity. A new trailer for Bandai Namco’s weapons-based fighting game reveals what Azwel is capable of.

Azwel wields a weapon known as Palindrome, a device that lets him “manifest weapons out of thin air and use vastly different fighting techniques.” Azwel also appears to be one of Soulcalibur 6’s main antagonists, and although Bandai Namco doesn’t say much about his character, lines like “What a thrill to see a human on the brink of death!” and his transformation into something inhuman pretty much confirms his intentions are evil.

Azwel joins Grøh as one of Soulcalibur 6’s all-new characters. They join veteran Soulcalibur fighters Taki, Talim, Ivy, Zasalamel, Sophitia, Mitsurugi, Voldo, Seong Mi-na, Astaroth, Nightmare, Xianghua and Kilik as part of the game’s roster. The Witcher’s Geralt will also be included as a guest character, and Soulcalibur 3’s Tira will join Soulcalibur 6 as downloadable content.

Soulcalibur 6 is heading to PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One on Oct. 19.

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