Bonus characters have been a staple of Soulcalibur since the second incarnation had Spawn, Link and Heihachi for the Xbox, GCN and PS2 versions respectively. Since that time, Soulcalibur Legends had Lloyd Irving from Tales of Symphonia while Soulcalibur IV had the Star Wars characters Darth Vader, Yoda and Starkiller and Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny had Kratos from God of War.

Well that tradition might be continuing with Soulcalibur V, if a leaked screenshot from liveblog from a Namco Bandai event is to be believed. It shows Ezio Auditore da Firenze from the Assassin’s Creed franchise.