The Soul Calibur series is back at last! Enjoy the classic 8-Way-Run gameplay with an incredibly unique and diverse cast! Mechanics veterans of the series know and love, such as Guard Impact, are returning in full-force along side a variety of new mechanics and changes. Most prominently, Soul Charge, Lethal Hit, and Reversal Edge. Soul Charge allows your character to enter a powered-up state at the expense of one meter. Lethal Hits occurs when a certain criteria, which varies between moves, is met and allows for more powerful follow-ups to whatever move caused the Lethal Hit. Lastly, the most game-changing mechanic in Soul Calibur 6 is Reversal Edge. Starting with a parry, you can counter your foes and initiate a sort of rock-paper-scissors scenario where you have to read your opponent to land a decisive blow, or avoid them altogether and counter.
As a series reboot, Soul Calibur 6 takes place during the events of the original Soulcalibur, and expands upon the story.