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Soulcalibur 6 adding Nier: Automata's 2B to fighter roster

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Nier: Automata (opens in new tab)'s android protagonist 2B will soon become part of Soulcalibur 6 (opens in new tab)'s roster of fighters, Bandai Namco revealed today.

She'll arrive in the game as DLC with many of the same moves as she had in the action RPG, relying heavily on her dual blades—Virtuous Contract and Virtuous Treaty—for quick strikes and mid-air slashes, a lot of which you can see in her trailer above.

She'll bring a new stage in The City Ruins, an alternative outfit and her own music. The DLC is "coming soon" and it will also add items to the character creator, which players have been using to its full effect, creating hundreds of weird and wonderful fighters (opens in new tab) including Minecraft Steve and Ronald McDonald.

You'll automatically unlock 2B if you've bought the $29.99/£24.99 DLC season pass. Soulcalbur 6's other DLC fighter, Tira, can be bought separately for $5.99/£3.99, so I'd expect the same to happen here.

You can check out some more images of 2B by clicking on the tweet below.

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Tom praised Soulcalibur 6 in his review (opens in new tab), calling it "a fighter with a great roster and exciting brawls"—although singeplayer lets it down.

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.