During Paris Games Week, it was revealed that Bandai Namco would be teaming up with Square Enix to bring Nier: Automata’s 2B to the Soul Calibur 6 Roster.
2B ships with a set of her signature weapons as well as extra parts in the form of Emil and robot heads, as well as a melancholy stage, BGM and an alternate costume designed to look like Kaine from the original Nier.
It looks like the pod can support her during battle as she slices her way through foes in typical Platinum style. Also showcased was a deeply satisfying block manoeuvre where 2B phases away from incoming attacks.
2B is a cult character deeply loved by fans, so It’s great to see her join the cast of other games, especially fighting game rosters where she fits quite comfortably.
Mind you, this is pretty tame compared to some of Soul Calibur’s previous guest heroes. Over the past decade and beyond we’ve had Link, Spawn and even Yoda to trifle with. Yikes.
If you want to play as 2B, you’ll still have to wait a while, as the official word is that she is “Coming Soon.” For now though, you can beat up Lizardmen as Geralt from The Witcher 3 if you’re keen by picking up Soul Calibur 6 on PC, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.