Namco Bandai and Ubisoft today announced that Ezio Auditore from Assassin’s Creed series will be a playable character in Soul Calibur V.
“The entrance of Assassin’s Creed into the Soulcalibur universe is an historic meeting of two of the most revered and influential game series,” said Olivier Comte, Senior Vice President at NAMCO BANDAI Partners. “Ezio has captured the imaginations of millions of fans around the world, and it will be very exciting to see how his lightning fast moves stand up to the mighty swordplay of Soul calibur’s finest.”
“We are thrilled to see Ezio enter the world of Soulcalibur, as we believe the values of both brands fit together” said Geoffroy Sardin, EMEA Chief Marketing and Sales Officer at Ubisoft. “We think that this partnership will bring a great new gameplay experience to both Soulcalibur and Assassin’s Creed fans”.
Packed in a specially designed ‘book’ box, the Collector’s Edition of Soul Calibur V will include a high quality art book, original soundtrack CD, the making-of DVD, a DLC card for the Black Knight and Paladin armor sets, plus original artwork and letter on reproduction parchment paper signed by the team at Project Soul. Fans who pre-order Soul Calibur V at participating retailers will exclusively receive Dampierre from Soul Calibur : Broken Destiny as a playable character on day one.