In the aftermath of the Soul Calibur World Invitational, Namco introduced the next character to be added to the game as part of the second season’s DLC: Hilde. Also known as Hildegard von Krone, Hilde is the princess of the country of Wolfkrone which comes under attack by Nightmare. Initially, her goal was to attain the Soul Calibur in the hopes of bringing back the Hero King, Algol, to save her country.
The character is unique because of her focus on dual-wielding a spear and short sword, supplementing offense with…well, more offense. Hilde is the first new character to be added to the game’s four part second season DLC, though there’s currently no release date offered for her addition to the game. This will make her the sixth announced character to be added to the roster, behind Samurai Shodown‘s Haohmaru, who also has no currently confirmed release date. The two combined will bring the roster’s total number up to 27, with the final two characters in the second season pass bringing the game up to 29.
Soul Calibur VI is available now for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.