Soulcalibur V is now out in the US for the Xbox 360 and PS3, and will be released in Japan on February 2 and Europe the next day.
Here’s some info on SC5 as given in the press release by the devs:
Developed by NAMCO BANDAI Games’ Project Soul team, SOULCALIBUR V picks up 17 years after the events of SOULCALIBUR® IV with new heroes and returning warriors clashing in an epic showdown between good and evil. The tale of Patroklos and Pyrrha Alexandra unfolds as their family’s destiny becomes entwined with the Soul swords. With an expanded character creation mode and new gameplay features including theCritical Edge and Quick Move systems, SOULCALIBUR V will be the must-have fighting game of 2012.
The updated Creation mode allows players to customize outfits for existing SOULCALIBUR V characters or create an entirely original warrior. Tweak everything from hairstyle, voice, outfits, equipment and sizes of various body parts to create a fighter as fearsome or outrageous as possible. Players will be able to show off their custom characters to the world in multiple online modes including the new Global Colosseo. The Global Colosseo acts a hub for all SOULCALIBUR V community interactions from around the globe. Pick a region and start interacting with otherSOULCALIBUR V players through voice and text chat. Create or enter specific rooms to challenge friends and other players. Ranked and Player matches are also available for quick online battles.