Developed by the reformed Project Soul team, SOUL CALIBUR V picks up 17 years after the events of SOUL CALIBUR IV, with new heroes and returning warriors clashing all in the name of a spot of brutal fighting.

The tale of Patroklos, son of Sophitia Alexandra, unfolds as his family’s destiny intertwines with the Soul swords. Promising an enhancement of the 8-way run movement system, refined battle system, and stunning (so it says here) graphics, SOUL CALIBUR V looks pretty promising for fans of the big-sword-meets-bigger-sword fighter.

Check out these character renders and come back later for our full preview of the 2012-bound beat-em-up:

Patroklos

Pyrrha

Siegfried

Mitsurugi

The Sword of Patroklos