Namco Bandai has confirmed Soul Calibur V will be visited by Ezio from Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed franchise. Ezio will be a playable character in the upcoming sequel, and you can take a first look at him in action via the high resolution screenshots below.
In Soul Calibur V, Ezio will be armed with his trademark weapons including the Crossbow, Hidden Gun, Stiletto, Roman Longsword, and Hidden Blade. Whether all will be available initially or require unlocking remains to be seen.
In addition to the Ezio announcement, Namco Bandai has announced Soul Calibur V: Collector’s Edition for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. The premium set will include the Soul Calibur V game, making-of video content, a hardcover art book, a music CD, and the Dark Knight and White Knight downloadable armor sets for Character Creation Mode.
Soul Calibur V will arrive in stores exclusively for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 on January 31, 2011. Click any of the new screenshots below to view the high resolution version.