This is pretty cool, I might even try this game now just because of this....has nothing to do with all the hotties with huge b00bs....I also think it is much better than Yoda and DarthVader, as we all know a lightsaber would have cut through anything
Source: Ezio Auditore Confirmed for SoulCalibur V - Xbox 360 Preview at IGNCarrying on a fine tradition that saw the likes of Link, Spawn, Heihachi, Yoda, and Darth Vader as featured fighters in previous iterations of the franchise, NAMCO Bandai revealed that SoulCalibur V would feature Ezio Auditore da Firenze of Assassin's Creed fame as a playable character in the game's roster. The white-clad assassin that found fame in Ubisoft's stealth/murder franchise will be available in both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game.
Of all of the previous characters to make guest appearances within the SoulCalibur universe, Ezio perhaps makes the most sense. A renaissance-era assassin, Ezio fits in more closely to the game's time period setting than Spawn or Darth Vader would, and even his backstory would seem to fit in well with the game's roster of fighters. A clandestine Italian assassin working for a secret organization of killers, Ezio is a great fit for the game's roster of fiends and revered heroes.
But how does he play? Ezio fits in well setting-wise, but the character seems to have a lot more items at his disposal than other members of the SoulCalibur roster. Whereas many other fighters will have a specific weapon set for use, Ezio utilizes all of his assassin tools in combat. He has a variety of different weapons at his disposal, including swords, small blades, crossbows, and flintlock pistols that can be used in throws, counters, and all manner of moves. Speed and power-wise, Ezio is a more balanced character, moving decently fast and inflicting a fair amount of power, but not as much as the game's heavier hitters like Astaroth and Siegfried.
Aside from Ezio a handful of other characters were revealed for Soul Calibur V's roster. Raphael, Leixia, and Nightmare were all confirmed to be returning to the series in this latest entry, as was Dampierre, an addition to Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny on the PSP. Whereas Raphael, Leixia, and Nightmare will all be available on-disc, Dampierre will be a pre-order exclusive for a to-be-announced retailer.
Ezio is a fine fit for the series, and his fluid brand of combat and assortment of weaponry translate well to the SoulCalibur universe. What do you think of Ezio's fighing game debut in SoulCalibur V? Sound off in the comments below and let us know.