Bandai Namco has released a character breakdown video for Groh in Soulcalibur VI featuring commentary from producer Motohiro Okubo.
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Here is the full transcript from Okubo:
“I’d like to tell you about Groh now. He’s the new character that you’ve all been waiting for. Groh is from Norway and the reason we chose that country in particular is that Groh’s appearance, facial features, overall atmosphere, and more than anything his cool demeanor perfectly aligns with the impressions that Northern Europe gives off.
Though it could just simply be that this is how the region is portrayed here in Japan. One of Groh’s unique points is his “Double Saber” weapon. It features a blade that can be split into two a first in the Soulcalibur series. Moreover, when the weapon splits like this in the middle of a battle it can then be used to perform specials. The sword itself is quite distinctive and the way that it is used in the game is also extremely unique. I think you’ll see that when watching gameplay. In addition to this kind of unique feature the way that Groh moves in the game is incredibly cool particularly the way that his clothing flaps and shifts around after he has made a cut.
His set of moves and actions makes him a really fascinating character for me and I’m looking forward to you all having fun with him. Groh is going to be an extremely important character in Soulcalibur VI. We’ll have more information for you soon, and really appreciate your patience.”
Soulcalibur VI is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam in 2018.