New Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny Scan!

Dampierre and his Amazing Friends!

Fighters Generation just posted a cool scan from a Japanese gaming mag on the upcoming Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny for the PSP. The article features the new character Dampierre, who is now seen with several other new faces- his allies? The newcomers include a burly, bearded thug armed with axe-bladed pistols, a gaunt, goofy-looking guy with a long blade, and lastly (and most interestingly) an eyepatch-wearing female armed with a hand crossbow and a deck of cards. Very colorful troupe, aren’t they? Are these all new, unique fighters? Or are they just CAS (Created Characters) using new pieces or skills added in Broken Destiny? Are they playable? Does this mean ranged weapons will be in play now? And as to some other visuals in the scan- check out the Crystallized Soul Edge. Intriguing…

The setting as well seems a bit more modern and European than in the console Soulcalibur, which is a cool development. Just who IS Dampierre? As far as I can tell, he seems to be some kind of twisted, mystery magician or ringmaster, or perhaps some kind of underworld figure? Easily, a guy with a skull for an insignia isn’t a white knight. What is his stake in the Tale of Souls and Swords?

Anyway, check out the full, large-sized scan at Fighter’s Generation here.

Good thing it doesn’t seem like we have that long to wait (at least, not Tekken 6-long)… Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny is out on the PSP this Summer 2009.

EDIT: Got some info on the scan from GameFAQs. Dampierre’s full name is Lord Gio Dampierre, and the three behind him are his loyal subordinates. The pale, tall guy with the sword is apparently Ludovic “The Mountain Slicer”, the bearded guy with the pistols is Alphard the “Unstoppable Cannonball” while the girl is Giselle, a ‘Lady Thief’. Given this, it’s perhaps likely that they are specially-made CAS NPCs that may appear in the game’s Story or similar modes. Looking at their odd weaponry though, will BD feature new fighting styles or movesets? Dampierre of course seems totally new. More on this as we get it.


2 Responses to “New Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny Scan!”

  1. New Tekken 6 Gamers Interview.

    Lol, Leo’s gender isn’t still officially confirmed, new major mode will focus on Lars and his story. Good shit.

  2. Nice find, ZeroX. G4 isn’t really that well with Tekken updates- this is another version of the Gamer’s Day interview with Gametrailers and Gamespot, but well worth seeing. LOL I really think Leo’s a guy, by the way… ^_^

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