SoulCalibur V: Meet Ezio Auditore Da Firenze

By Colin Tan on October 21, 2011, 12:33PM EDT

Namco Bandai have officially revealed Ezio Auditore of Assassin's Creed fame as a guest star in the highly anticipated SoulCalibur V.

"When we were thinking about the next guest character we asked, which would be the best possible match for the world of Soulcalibur?" producer Hisaharu Tago said to Eurogamer. "It was always right there in front of our eyes that it was Assassin's Creed and Ezio. He was just a perfect match. At that point we contacted Ubisoft."

With SoulCalibur V set during the beginning of the Renaissance, Ezio's guest appearance makes plenty of sense in regards to the story as well.

"In Soulcalibur the story begins at the beginning of the Renaissance. Ezio also exists in the Renaissance. Ubisoft was actually very giving with us, saying he could exist in the world of Soulcalibur through the power of the Animus, so they were able to provide us with that story," said Tago.

Ezio comes with his own arsenal of weapons and tools to the fight, complete with a unique move set true to the roots of the Assassin Order. See it below in the trailer.

SoulCalibur V is out January 31, 2012 in North America and February 3 in Europe.

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