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Soul Calibur V Gameplay Debut Trailer

Namco has teased at this for a while, so it’s good to see that they finally have a trailer for Soul Calibur V. It’s been a long time since Soul Calibur IV was originally released, so the series is definitely due for an update. However, really what’s new with the series? Based on this video, it could be just Soul Calibur 4.5… The use of ultra combo-like finishers is pretty sweet though.

Posted by: Akuma on Saturday, June 4th, 2011

Soulcalibur’s Voldo Just Got Creepier

I thought that Yoshimitsu was one of the creepiest fighting game characters, because he’s the one that breaks into autoerotic behavior to increase his health. Maybe I was wrong. Jumping into Soul Calibur IV, we discover another character that just may be creepier. Voldo is weird enough already, but when he becomes a smooth criminal with Michael Jackson, including some erotic behavior with his twin… well, the video speaks for itself.

Posted by: Akuma on Thursday, January 8th, 2009

5 Creepiest Fighting Game Characters

In the spirit of Halloween, I have compiled a list of the five creepiest characters from the world of fighting video games. There are two rules to this list. First, the character must be playable, but he/she does not have to be immediately playable (i.e., can be a secret or unlockable character). Second, I’m only picking a maximum of one character per fighting game franchise. You will not find two characters from the same fighting universe.

Seeing how you may not completely agree with this list, feel free to nominate some scary, disturbing, or otherwise creepy characters from your favorite fighting games though the comment form at the bottom of this post.

5. Choi Bounge (King of Fighters)

Choi - King of Fighters

You could say that he is the Mini-Me version of Freddy Krueger… only creepier. The similarities are undeniable, in terms of physical appearances, as Choi from King of Fighters features the same brown hat and spiky claws as his Nightmare on Elm Street counterpart. His move set is particularly disconcerting, largely thanks to the voice acting behind this King of Fighters character.

4. B. Orchid (Killer Instinct)

Orchid - Killer Instinct

Sure, this seductress looks innocent and harmless enough, but she has killer boobies. We never really get to see her breasts when she performs her “No Mercy” finishing move in Killer Instinct, but you’ve got to wonder what exactly it is about her bosom that brings the boys to their deaths. Are they remarkably hideous or what?

3. Oro (Street Fighter III)

Oro - Street Fighter

You can roughly translate “Oro” in Japanese to “WTF” in English and that’s pretty descriptive of what Oro from Street Fighter III is all about. He’s some kind of weird monk character, but he’s all demonic and seems to always be straddling a horse. What’s up with that? *shudder*

2. Meat (Mortal Kombat 4)

Meat - Mortal Kombat

I had a hard time singling out just a single character from the Mortal Kombat franchise, because Ed Boon and John Tobias have come up with some fantastic characters over the life of this Midway mainstay. I was thinking about including Sheeva, the only female four-armed beast in the same ilk at Kintaro and Goro, but Meat is definitely a grade creepier. He’s, like, undeveloped flesh without any skin. It doesn’t get any scarier than that, does it?

1. Yoshimitsu (Tekken and Soul Calibur)

Yoshimitsu - Tekken and Soul Calibur

Yoshimitsu has taken on quite a few different appearances over his development in both the Tekken and Soul Calibur fighting game franchises from Namco, so it’s not really his outward appearance that is particularly ghastly. It’s all about his move list and his actions. All that spinning around and jumping around on a handstand is creepy enough, but the one move that propelled Yoshimitsu to the top of this list is the one where he sits on the ground cross-legged, thrusting the butt of his sword into his crotch. To make things more disturbing, he recovers life by doing so. Who knew that jerking off (or masochistic genital mutilation, we’re not sure) was a source of eternal life?

Posted by: Akuma on Thursday, October 30th, 2008