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Soulcalibur 6 reintroduces Cervantes, its cursed pirate

Is Cervantes hot? That’s the question I’ve been grappling with since watching the video reveal of Soulcalibur 6’s latest returning character. He’s a cursed, undead pirate with an unquenchable thirst for souls, so he’s a bad dude, but he’s also shirtless and jacked. Murder and mayhem have done wonders for his physique.

The old sea dog fights with a longsword and a dagger that also has a pistol “hidden” in its hilt. I’d argue that it’s more of a shortsword and that the pistol isn’t so much hidden as it is sitting there in plain sight. Regardless, it looks like a nifty piece of kit. 

In Soulcalibur 5, Cervantes was mortal again after escaping the influence of the Soul Edge, everyone’s favourite soul-stealing sword, but it looks like he’s back to his old tricks again, hunting for the blade and looking distinctly not alive. C’mon Cervantes, sort your life out. 

The real question is whether or not he's hotter than Soulcalibur's other angry old man, Geralt of Rivia. No, he is not

Soulcalibur 6 is due out on October 19, marking its first appearance on PC.

Fraser Brown

Fraser is the UK online editor and has actually met The Internet in person. With over a decade of experience, he's been around the block a few times, serving as a freelancer, news editor and prolific reviewer. Strategy games have been a 30-year-long obsession, from tiny RTSs to sprawling political sims, and he never turns down the chance to rave about Total War or Crusader Kings. He's also been known to set up shop in the latest MMO and likes to wind down with an endlessly deep, systemic RPG. These days, when he's not editing, he can usually be found writing features that are 1,000 words too long. He thinks labradoodles are the best dogs but doesn't get to write about them much.