Gamesradar: "Welcome back to the stage of history! With a tentative release date set for 2012, Namco Bandai was only able to give GamesRadar a brief glimpse of what fans can expect from the next Soulcalibur title. But what we saw still looked promising.
According to Tago, the team’s goal is to make Soulcalibur V “faster, lighter, and more elegant.” While we don’t know how much more “elegant” Soulcalibur could possibly get, the demo we saw did seem much faster than IV. Taking a cue from SSF IV, the gauge near your health bar for fueling special attacks charged up more quickly, bringing hard-hitting attacks into play earlier in the rounds."