We saw Soulstice two months ago on the PC Gaming Show and it looked great: it's a game focused on combat in the line of Japanese action games like Devil May Cry and Bayonetta, but from a small Italian studio. A new trailer for today’s Future Games Show gives us a little more background on the two main characters of Soulstice, a couple of sisters who have managed to stay pretty tight even though one of them is a ghost. I’m really here to see some more action, but we definitely get it.
I used to think that the giant sword that our hero Briar, who sticks, can be transformed into other weapons, but that's definitely what's happening here. The sword can take on at least the shape of a heavy ax that resembles preference if impact is preferred over speed. But, of course, Briar will also be able to use a few other weapons: there are a few seconds of whip combat in the top trailer, and in a fight, Briar has a giant glove in one hand, clearly built for big punches.
It's hard to know how well Soulstice will get used to such fans Devil May Cry 5: It's a tough competition for a small studio. But it does look fast, fluid, and full of elegant attack animation.
I’m looking forward to seeing some combined advancements and combat cuts that last more than a few seconds perfect for the trailer, but will probably wait a while: Soulstice will hit Steam and consoles next year.