|Developer(s)||Bandai Namco Games|
|Publisher(s)||Bandai Namco Games|
|Release date(s)||NA January 31, 2012|
JP February 2, 2012
EU February 3, 2012
|Release type||Console exclusive|
|Mode(s)||Single-player, Co-op, Multiplayer|
SoulCalibur V (Japanese: ソウルキャリバーV Hepburn: Sōrukyaribā Faibu) is the sixth main installment in the SoulCalibur series of fighting games and is the follow-up to SoulCalibur IV. The game follows a new character, Patroklos, who aims to rid his sister of a curse brought upon her by an ancient weapon. It is the last original SoulCalibur series timeline game. The game received positive reviews, which was praised for its gameplay, atmosphere and character creation, but was criticized for the removal of fan favorite characters and for its story mode.
Like the previous games in the series, Soulcalibur V is a weapon-based fighting game. Players use high and low vertical and horizontal attacks to damage opposing player characters and can block incoming attacks or parry enemies' moves to gain a tactical advantage. The game features a tweaked "Critical Edge" system, allowing players to fill up a meter and unleash powerful special attacks.
The game features a variety of gameplay modes. In Story Mode, players take control of the game's protagonist Patroklos and various supporting characters, guiding him through a series of battles divided into 20 episodes. Unlike previous installments, not every character is playable in Story Mode. The game's arcade mode allows players to control any of the game's characters and face six opponents in time trial matches. In addition, the game features Quick Battle mode, which allows players to unlock titles for their online profiles and an extra "Legendary Souls" mode. Like its predecessors, Soulcalibur V also sports variety of multiplayer modes, allowing players to face each other both online and offline. The character creation mode from previous games has also been retained.
Only options that deviate from the default configuration to ensure best performance are listed below. The full list of default options is available here.
|Renderer||Vulkan||Recommended to get the best performance.|
|Write color buffers||On||Fixes white characters in battle.|
There are no reported issues with this title.