In a day filled with Soul Calibur VI announcements, Astaroth has been announced to return. He will join the already impressive roster of Souls Calibur VI.
Astaroth is a golem created by the leader of an evil cult. Imbued with an amazing strength as well as the martial art experience of highly skilled warriors, he is the perfect weapon to serve the cult doctrine of destruction and rebirth. All too aware of his mission, the creature is tirelessly seeking for the cursed sword.
He was granted power during his creation by Ares, the Greek god of war, and the god remains the golem’s one true master. Astaroth’s fighting style is based on the White Giant that Ares once observed, but the golem doesn’t seem to care that his style is a mere copy. All that matters to him is how many people his techniques enable him to kill, and how cruelly he can do it…
I’ve never been a fan of Astaroth. I prefer the faster, sleeker fighting styles in beat ’em ups but his design has always been a point of fascination for me. Seeing his return to the franchise is another point that shows how well the developers know their audience. I’m also looking forward to seeing how the story mode plays out in Soul Calibur VI and how Astaroth fits into it.
Soul Calibur VI will launch 19th October 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.