Thursday, May 22, 2008

Plethora of characters - UPDATED

New and returning Soul Calibur IV characters are coming out of the woodwork faster than I can remember to write something about it. Two of the most recent have caught my eye.

Shura was designed by Hiroya Oku, the guy behind the Gantz series (which I love). Her outfit is a bit on the trashy side, but I dig it. It’s such a bizarre combination - stylized chaps, thong, swords, and massive skull shoulder armor. It shouldn’t be appealing yet it is, at least to me.

Ashlotte is easily the coolest guest-created character so far. Designed by Oh Great! (Tenjho Tenge, Air Gear), Ashlotte looks like a true maiden of death. She has a deceptively cute face and outfit that diverts your attention from the sharp iron dress frame and deadly spear ready to slice you open.

UPDATED: Original post only had the two-page scan. Nice large non-watermarked pics were just posted on strategy informer. Sweet.


Kiki said...

So... they turned Setsuka into a dirty, large-breasted blonde.

Only the awesomeness of the Ashlotte design (look for the 2D art, so gorgeous) saves it.

Bilstein said...

It seems that Ashlotte is a kind of "life-size fighting Dollfie" She has a sort of ball joints in arms and legs. It´s larguely the coolest design for this Soul calibur issue.