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Hot off the heels of the Cervantes trailer, the next character to be announced for Soulcalibur VI is the fancy swordsman, Raphael. Check out the trailer and some screenshots below, as well as a character recap from Bandai Namco.

Raphael is a fencer, delivering deadly blows to his foes with powerful thrusts and slashes. Possessing unrivaled speed and agility he’s difficult to hit and even more to defend against when wielding his signature weapon, the Flambert.

Born to France’s aristocratic Sorel family, Raphael was educated in the customs of high society from a young age. When he was older he instructed and rigorously trained in the art of swordsmanship. He used his knowledge and talent with the rapier to keep his family on top of high French society during the political turmoil and war. His cold and ambivalent nature gained him many enemies. When France’s political balance shifted during the Evil Seed event, his family handed him over to his enemies to save themselves. Raphael eventually escaped to the slums where he was saved by a young girl by the name of Amy.

Bandai Namco also announced that there will be a network test coming up for the game, with more details to come at Tokyo Game Show starting today. With the game’s release less than a month away, we are getting close to seeing what the full launch roster will look like, but I suspect we will see a few more reveals before the game drops.