Rumor: Ezio Is Playable in Soul Calibur 5

Assassino! Has Ubisoft's soul been burning since the Italian Renaissance?

The guys and gals over at Joystiq have received word through “an anonymous tipster” that Soul Calibur 5 will feature Ezio Auditore da Firenze as a playable character. The above image of the Assassin’s Creed protagonist appearing in the character select screen is supposedly from a beta version of the fighter and was snapped at “a recent fighting game tournament.” It seems odd that Namco would permit such a secret to emerge randomly from a tournament, but the image looks legit to our eyes.

Joystiq admits that they “don’t have confirmation just yet,” though, so we’re filing it as a rumor at this point. We’ll have more for you as the story develops.

Namco’s fighter is scheduled to release in March of 2012.

[Source: Joystiq]

[Image via Joystiq.]

Nick Santangelo
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