According to a leak on the Italian Amazon site, upcoming Bandai Namco release Soul Calibur 6 could be pegged for an autumn 2018 release. The game, which until this point had only been given a “2018” release date, has been advertised for arrival on September 27, 2018, although the website now has changed the listing date. The official announcement of Soul Calibur’s release at last year’s Game Awards left fans of the series clamoring for further details on the title, with little information coming their way since.
The official Bandai Namco website does feature some guidance on what players can expect from the game, with a return to the events of the original game, among other things, promised for the latest iteration in the series:
Two decades after its first iteration, SoulCalibur VI returns to its roots while bringing brand-new gameplay features to the fight. Travel through the signature 16th Century stages and experience the struggle for the two legendary swords using a complete roster of returning iconic SoulCalibur characters, along with some newcomers!
The 3D fighting game has also been built in Unreal Engine 4 and promises updated, state of the art graphics. As well as this, a roster of new and returning characters, revamped gameplay mechanics, and dynamic fighting have all been promised for Soul Calibur 6. The new game is the first to be released in the main series since Soul Calibur 5 in 2012, with the free-to-play Soul Calibur: Lost Swords and the mobile game Soul Calibur: Unbreakable Soul standing as the only spin-off titles to come out since.
This is not the first time a regional Amazon store has given (potentially) revealed a release date. Back in January, the Spanish Amazon store accidentally leaked the release dates for State of Decay 2 and Crackdown 3, although the latter is yet to be confirmed by Microsoft. No announcement has yet been made on the veracity of the leak, but it should not be long either way before Bandai Namco proffers further information regarding the impending iteration.
Soul Calibur 6 is set to release in 2018 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.