Bandai Namco Releases New Details on Soulcalibur VI Newcomer

Details Emerge Regarding Soulcalibur VI Newcomer Groh

Back at the Game Awards, Soulcalibur VI was revealed and in a recent trailer, Bandai Namco revealed “The Agent in Black” Groh (Grøh) in the upcoming fighter. Yesterday, some details emerged regarding his background and fighting style. Details of returning characters Kilik, Xianghua, and Nightmare were also released.

With character creation and guest characters making a return in Soulcalibur VI, the variety of fighters and fighting styles in the game is unlikely to be an issue. Like most fighting games, new character additions occur with each new iteration of the franchise, and some unfortunately do not return.

Soul Calibur VI trailer screen

The trailer provided a first look at this new character, and it was revealed that the newcomer had a relatively flashy style and utilized a twinblade of sorts. The new details released by Bandai Namco via the PlayStation Blog appear to corroborate that fact:

The mysterious Aval Organization was a secret group with origins rooted in ancient times. They say the group came to be when a king used the spirit sword to defeat its cursed counterpart, and with his dying breath, entrusted them with both the blade and his unfinished mission. Each new generation has taken on the group’s mission to rid the world of “Outsider” — those connected with the cursed sword. One such member was Grøh, about whom little is known save for that he was a fearsome warrior. Though his fighting style is shrouded in mystery, he is believed to have wielded two swords. Some also say he kept a certain technique close to his chest…

Grøh utilizes the Aval Twinblade Swordsmanship that often employs multiple consecutive slashes. This has a major disadvantage in that a careless practitioner runs the risk of injuring themselves. As such, it takes a lot of practice to use this style effectively. Dual-swordsmanship also allows for the swords to be split in two and wielded separately. This tactic is one of the many ways a wielder can use to surprise their opponent, giving them the opportunity to string together a series of blows that lead to a final, deadly slash.

Soulcalibur VI is set to release in 2018 for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. What characters do you hope make an appearance? Let us know in the comments below.