Three years in real life, 17 in the game world, and one of the finest fighters around is back.

With new heroes and returning warriors clashing in an epic showdown between good and evil, Soul Calibur V recounts the tale of Patroklos, son of Sophitia Alexandra, whose family’s destiny intertwines with the Soul swords.

The series’ revolutionary eight-way run system returns, allowing for true 3D movement during matches, while the overall battle system has also been classily refined.

There’s even a guest appearance from master assassin Ezio Auditore de Firenze from the hugely successful Assassin's Creed series.