Raphael & his rapier appear

Bandai Namco Entertainment UK has confirmed the return of the fan favourite French nobleman, and master of the rapier, Raphael. He will return to the fight in Soul Calibur VI, launching on 19th October for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Raphael is a fencer, delivering deadly blows to his foes with powerful thrusts and slashes. Possessing unrivalled speed and agility he’s difficult to hit and even more to defend against when wielding his signature weapon, the Flambert.

Born to France’s aristocratic Sorel family, Raphael was educated in the customs of high society from a young age. When he was older he instructed and rigorously trained in the art of swordsmanship.

He used his knowledge and talent with the rapier to keep his family on top of high French society during the political turmoil and war. His cold and ambivalent nature gained him many enemies.

When France’s political balance shifted during the Evil Seed event, his family handed him over to his enemies to save themselves. Raphael eventually escaped to the slums where he was saved by a young girl by the name of Amy.

The addition of Raphael and his slick rapier is a welcome one. The variation in weapon wielder in Soul Calibur VI is impressive and I can’t wait to see who is announced net. Is there anyone left though that can be added to the roster or do we a fresh face to enter the ring? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

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