The latest updates for "Soul Calibur 6" reveal more game features. Game producer Motohiro Okubo discussed them in full detail during an interview with Famitsu (via Destructoid). The sequel is developed by Project Soul and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. The events of the story will take place during the 16th century. Players will revisit the events of the first game as they will discover the hidden secrets of "Soul Calibur" and its evil counterpart, Soul Edge.

Bandai Namco showcased the game at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo and video game fans had a chance to test out the new characters and features that were present in the demo.

Game mode plans for 'Soul Calibur 6'

According to Destructoid, Motohiro Okubo announced that "Soul Calibur 6" will have a new story mode called "Soul Chronicles" and it features an interactive timeline with the full cast of the game. The game mode is set between A.D. 1583 and 1590, making it both an origin story and a continuation to the previous titles.

The Soul Chronicles' first story event will take place before the first game and will move forward to the present. Players will face new challenges and opponents that will lead to several iconic interactions between the cast. Okubo also teased a "major" single-player mode for the sequel but declined to share it with Famitsu.

The sequel will feature a new move set called "Reversal Edge" and it allows players to go in a slow-motion sort of moment as they push a specific button for them to counter-attack.

Players will have eight options to initiate Reversal Edge and must be very decisive as it may backfire at them.

The roster of playable characters in the game includes Siegfried, Taki, Sophitia, Mitsurugi, Ivy, Maxi, Kilik, Knightmare, Xianghua, Groh, Zasalamel, and Yoshimitsu. Bandai Namco also added a new guest character in the form of Geralt of Rivia from CD Projekt RED's fantasy RPG game, "The Witcher."

Animation head Sebastian Kalemba stated in a previous interview that they had to build Geralt from scratch in order to compete against the characters from the "Soul" franchise.

At the same time, they needed to retain the same control and feel from "The Witcher" games.

Nintendo Switch version coming soon

According to Newsweek, Okube admitted that they have no clue whether "Soul Calibur 6" will be ported to the Nintendo Switch given that they had been working on it three years before the announcement of Nintendo's new platform.

However, he expressed interest in the handheld console and wants to experiment on it to make sure their IP will work properly.

For now, the game developers are focused on putting the game on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One consoles, and the PC platform. The game will launch on October 19.