Bandai Namco’s SoulCalibur VI is less than two weeks away, and the company is drumming up hype with a new documentary now streaming on YouTube. “Swords and Souls” dives into the history of the celebrated fighting series, from its origins in the late 90s to the megapopular SoulCalibur II arcade machine.

Today we are proud to share part one of Swords and Souls: The Rise of SOULCALIBUR. This documentary details the history of the premiere weapon-based fighter and the growth of the worldwide community. Tell us in the comments which SOULCALIBUR game you started with and prepare for the release of SCVI on October 19th! Pre-order your copy today and prepare to return to the stage of history!

This is not the sort of doc that actually goes behind the scenes. Instead it focuses on the history of the series from a fan’s perspective. The main people interviewed are esports professionals who have played SoulCalibur in tournaments like EVO. If you’re a SoulCalibur fan, you won’t learn anything you don’t already know, but it’s worth a watch anyway.

And this is just part one. Only the first two games are really discussed in any depth — we anticipate Part 2 will go into SoulCaliburs III and beyond. As for the sixth one, SoulCalibur VI will be out on Playstation 4, XBox One and PC October 19.

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