‘SoulCalibur VI’ Characters: Talim Returns in New Gameplay Trailer

It’s been awhile since Bandai Namco announced a new roster addition for SoulCalibur VI, but the latest character to join the fighting game is fan-favorite Talim.

Check out Talim in action in the latest SoulCalibur VI gameplay trailer above.

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The accompanying press release from Bandai Namco gives some background and flavor text on Talim to give newcomers some ideas about the character’s history and personality.

“Talim is a selfless and innocent girl, nicknamed “The Last Priestess of the Winds,” who fights with dual Elbow Blades and uses the wind to slice through her opponents like a blade. With her unique battle style using the wind that allows her to jump and dodge at any moment.”

Talim first appeared in SoulCalibur II, and was included in the roster for both SoulCalibur III and IV, but was absent from SoulCalibur V. Fans of the character and the series will be glad to see the young fighter back in action.

Producer Motohiro Okubo confirmed to Newsweek that the story of SoulCalibur VI will encompass a retelling of both the first and second games in the series. Talim wasn’t in the first SoulCalibur title and appeared in the sequel as a teenager. Before Okubo’s confirmation of the story’s timeline, it wasn’t clear Talim would be included because she would be too young to appear in the first game.

Talim’s inclusion in SoulCalibur VI brings the character roster to 14, which includes Taki, Talim, Siegfried, Nightmare, Yoshimitsu, Maxi, Kilik, Xiang Xi, Ivy, Mitsurugi, Sophitia, Groh, Zasalamel and Geralt from the Witcher series.

Bandai Namco also announced two special editions for SoulCalibur VI. The SoulCalibur VI Collector’s Edition will feature a 12-inch Sophitia figure, 120-page art book, a metal case with built-in soundbox, soundtrack CD, collector’s edition box and the full SoulCalibur VI game.

SoulCalibur VI will release for PS4, Xbox One and PC on Oct. 19.

What do you think of Talim in SoulCalibur VI? Who do you plan to main when the game comes out? Let us know in the comments section below.