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What on earth is Ezio doing in Soul Calibur?

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A screenshot sent to Joystiq – purportedly leaked from a beta of Soul Calibur VI from a recent fighting game tournament shows what looks like it’ll be getting  a stab of renaissance – with Assassin’s Creed’s Ezio Auditore da Firenze as a playable character. There’s no official confirmation of anything just yet, but the screenshot does appear to be legit – meaning Assassin’s Creed fans will probably be able to bring their hidden blades out of retirement when the game ships next year March.

It wouldn’t be the first time the weapon-based fighting series got seemingly misplaced cameo characters. Soul Calibur II features Link from Nintendo’s Legend of Zelda series, while the previous entry featured platform specific Star Wars Characters; Darth Vader for the PlayStation 3 version, and Yoda for the Xbox 360 version. The more recent handheld title, Soul Calibur : Broken Destiny had God of War’s Kratos as a playable character. Kratos was also a PlayStation exclusive extra character in the most recent Mortal Kombat.

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Last Updated: October 18, 2011

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