Oh come on Bandai Namco, you were doing so well. Tira, once again wielding her giant ring of death, has been revealed as a returning character in SoulCalibur VI, but she won't technically be part of the title's starting roster. To unlock her, you either need to buy the game's season pass (which is yet to be fully detailed), or purchase her individually as a downloadable character. Hmmmm.
It's a bit of a dodgy move as far as we're concerned. We always liked Tira in the previous games, and to see her locked behind an additional paywall is a bit naff. We suppose it wouldn't be so bad if weren't still waiting on news about the rest of the main cast; the game's main roster hasn't even been fully revealed yet, but we're already getting told about DLC? Rubs us the wrong way.
What do you make of this? Watch where you're swinging that thing in the comments section below.
Such a dumb move to announce this before the main cast hasn't even been confirmed.
So content cut from main game to sell as dlc. Come on bamco. At least try to hide it
I'll buy something else if that's the case. I won't support these kinds of practices, especially because Tira is one of my favorite characters. Buycott rather than boycott.
Fighting games go on sale pretty quickly anyway. It's disappointing, but greed often is.
Ahh ffs, here we go again... no company learns...ever..
Looking forward to this but this sort of thing does nothing more than plant doubt in a purchase..
does this really surprise anyone, Fighting games have been doing this for years now
Shame because the game looks great and generally I like Bandai Namco, but this is just greed.
Sadly I think Bamco have gotten very greedy over the last year or so. Some shady practices have crept in like the season pass for Ni No Kuni and the long radio silence about it. Slowly losing respect for Bamco.
Oh well 😔 another fighting game that I'll add to my waiting list for a complete edition
And there went my interest. Not necessarily because I like Tira (I don't) but because while Smash Ultimate is giving us every character plus all the DLC characters, here we have a game that's just blatantly locking one of the regulars behind a DLC paywall for no good reason. It's like they didn't learn their lesson from the fifth game.
maybe this is a sign that all the other yet to be revealed characters will be dlc.
would not suprise me.
look dlc is fine but only if it is not content that should have been in the game since day 1.
kinda reminds me of the greedy red dead redemption 2 ultimate edition and it's exclusive STORY missions.
Typical Bandai move.
I was super hyped for this game but if they do the garbage that SF and MK have been doing I'll walk away, I've zero interest in paying hugely inflated prices for characters that should be in the game.
Not surprised honestly
Yeah I this is a bit scummy especially when we don't even know the full regular roster yet. Won't put me off from getting the game as I love the series and f got my preorder for only $40 from a price glitch. Doubt will be getting the pass though.
I have never been a fan of DLC in general. It should be extra content added if a game is successful to keep fans happy and help create a little longevity of revenue, not to hold back content that is made months before release. Just add it to the base game, please. I know, all you companies do it (well, so far not Santa Monica) but I don’t have to agree with it. I think I will now wait for the complete edition of this. I was excited to get this as it’s one of the only fighters I enjoy. Alas, there are plenty of other games to play instead. Might just finally pick up the complete edition of Injustice 2 as an alternative.
Ugh. C'mon son.
Tira's a popular character from what I know, so making her DLC looks even more like a clown move than it already does. I know fighting games milk DLC like a cow factory but they could at least make it less obvious.
Hmmm, maybe I should find a new main?
Personally, I don't mind having "seasons" in fighting games, since it gives me something to look forward to in the long run, but having characters behind a paywall straight from day one is HORRIBLE.
Hopefully there's enough of a backlash that they put her in the main game.
It makes sense she isn't in the main game as her story doesn't take place that early in the storyline, I was already expecting her and Hilde to be DLC characters, assuming they were in the game at all.
They already confirmed there would be a season pass with 1 character exclusive to it and 3 others so of course they need to advertise what's in the season pass before it's up for sale?
Also, Tekken did this too with Eliza
I was genuinely gonna buy this, but now I won't. There are a lot of other games anyway.
So the game still needs to be released and DLC is already in the table... 😑 FFS
@AyanamiReign Please dont make this look like a good thing. 🤬
@Th3solution Injustice 2 is great go get it mate i dont even like fighters but it is my favorite guilty pleasure. Main storymode with even an arcade mode complete with endings. 😃
@Onion Not really a fair comparison its a Ultimate Edition. 😜
It still make me furious though. 😤
Dead or Alive 6 is busy toning the designs down but Namco is keeping all the Soul Caliber females sexy and powerful. Good for them!
Actually I think Ultimate is a full-fledged sequel based on all the changes I've seen... but you might be right that it's an "edition". I guess we'll find out later! Either way, this is a really bad decision. Also agree about Injustice 2, that game ended up being one of my favorite fighting games and it has a fantastic roster on top of that.
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