SoulCalibur VI Producer Explains Why Tira Was Introduced as DLC

SoulCalibur VI Producer Explains Why Tira Was Introduced as DLC

SoulCalibur VI's producer has explained why Bandai Namco decided to reveal the game's first DLC character before the rest of the roster.

If you’re a SoulCalibur fan like me, the prospect of SoulCalibur VI being a tangible thing that I can hold in my hands and play in just a few months is nothing short of exciting.

Although recently, with the announcement of the game’s first DLC character fans have found themselves divided. A new trailer featuring Tira, a fan favorite who was first introduced in SoulCalibur III, revealed that she’ll be the first character that’s a part of the game’s season pass.

Tira’s reveal trailer currently sits at 1,300 likes and 1,500 dislikes on YouTube. This is likely because the game’s main cast that’ll be available at launch hasn’t been fully revealed yet. It’s understandably a bit confusing to see characters that are DLC revealed before characters that’ll actually be included in your initial $60 purchase.

In an interview with professional SoulCalibur player Kayane, the game’s producer, Motohiro Okubo, explained the decision behind the divisive reveal trailer. Okubo-san said:

About Tira, having her in [SoulCalibur VI] needed some pretty complicated adjustments, so much so that she nearly didn’t make the cut. After we had announced SoulCalibur VI, a lot of fans asked for Tira, so I went to see the development team and asked them to put her in the game, so that’s why she isn’t in the main roster and is DLC.

He then goes on to say that he does wish that they would’ve been more careful with how they announced the season pass.

In other SoulCalibur VI news, Bandai Namco recently showed off the game’s second story mode that’ll feature your own created character. Also, in case you missed it, Astaroth and Seong Mi-Na are returning to the main roster.

The game will be available on October 19 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. If you haven’t picked it up yet, the game is available for pre-order on Amazon, specifically the Standard, Deluxe, and Collector’s Edition.

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