Three more returning Soulcalibur IV characters confirmed

New screens prove Lizardman, Kilik, and Xianghua are still throwing down

With all the hubbub about characters like Darth Vader, Legend of Zelda's Link, and the undeadcomic hero Spawn showing up in Soulcalibur games, it's easy to forget that there are plenty of stellarweapon-slinging brawlerswho are actually native to this 3D face-basher. Unless, of course, publisher Namcohas sent us first-look screens of that confirm three more characters from previous games are going to show up in the eagerly awaited Soulcalibur IV.

Feast yourretinas on these15 new pics, which show off Lizardman's scaly skin, Xianghua's short shorts, and Kilik's long and strong staff. Get ready, Vader: you're about to get your helmet caved in by a girl. And a reptile. And also a strong-looking dude, which we realize isn't as unique as the other two.

Here's a taste:

God help them if someone attacks from the left.

Feb 28, 2008


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