It's happening. It's really happening.
Namco Bandai has confirmed that Ezio Auditore will indeed be the special bonus character in the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Soul Calibur V. This monumental collaboration will let players control Ezio and his wide range of assassination tools including a Roman Longsword, Stiletto, Crossbow, Hidden gun and his trademark Hidden blade when Soul Calibur V releases on February 3rd, 2012.
Project Soul has provided us with what we like to call crazy amounts of assets to celebrate the new partnership - and we've got it all below. Feast your eyes on trailers, renders and screens!
The entrance of Assassin’s Creed into the Soulcalibur universe is an historic meeting of two of the most revered and influential game series. Ezio has captured the imaginations of millions of fans around the world, and it will be very exciting to see how his lightning fast moves stand up to the mighty swordplay of Soulcalibur’s finest. - Olivier Comte, Senior Vice President at NAMCO BANDAI Partners
We are thrilled to see Ezio enter the world of Soulcalibur, as we believe the values of both brands fit together” said . “We think that this partnership will bring a great new gameplay experience to both Soulcalibur and Assassin’s Creed fans. - Geoffroy Sardin, EMEA Chief Marketing and Sales Officer at Ubisoft