The release of SOULCALIBUR VI was just a few short weeks ago, delivering an utterly brilliant fighter to the masses. Now though, Bandai Namco and Square Enix have confirmed that the roster will soon be growing – with the addition of a rather tasty 2B.

Coming direct from NieR: Automata will be Combat Android, 2B, joining the battle of souls and swords when she arrives as part of the SOULCALIBUR VI Season Pass on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. If you don’t have that though, but just have to get hands-on with 2B then a standalone purchase will also be possible.

Sent on a confidential mission, 2B arrived in a location unlike any she had seen before. Scanning her language database for a description, the words “ancient castle” were returned. Her sensors detected no machine lifeforms. “Communication received from Bunker”, spoke the robotic voice from 2B’s tactical support pod. “Mission received. “Objective: Destroy the hostile entity, Soul Edge.”

2B comes wielding two swords, Virtuous Contract and Virtuous Treaty, and both have been carefully tuned for maximum efficiency in the hands of a YoRHa android. 2B’s fighting technique has been specially designed for combat against machine lifeforms, employing acrobatic leaps and midair slashes, lightning-fast evasions and perfectly coordinated strikes, ensuring that she will be a fighter you’ll want to get your hands on.

Playable in Versus mode, Arcade mode and Online matches, 2B will also come with her own stage, background music and character customisation elements.

But when you may ask? Well, the exact release of 2B on to the SCVI roster is yet to be revealed. We’ll be sure to tell you once we know though.

In the meantime, if you wish to know more about SOULCALIBUR VI or NieR: Automata for that matter, then check out our reviews on those bold links.

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