Bandai Namco has released a character breakdown video for Mitsurugi in Soulcalibur VI featuring commentary from producer Motohiro Okubo.
Here is the full transcript from Okubo:
“So I’d like to talk about Mitsurugi today. Heishiro Mitsurugi, to use his full name. He was born in Japan and you could say that he represents Soulcalibur in a massive way. I’m sure everyone watching this knows who he is. He carries a Japanese sword, a katana and wears Japanese armor. I imagine that all of our players probably consider him to be quite samurai-esque. That is of course something that we had in mind when we were developing him as a character. I think that he is the Soulcalibur character who naturally plays the most like a samurai. I mean, when I first created him, I would often play him midway through development. I thought that it was incredibly fun and I do think that we did a pretty nice job on the sword mechanics, the movements behind them. He’s quite young, isn’t he? I hope that you’re all excited and curious to find out what fate has in store for him.”
Watch the character breakdown below.