It’s the 20th anniversary of the Soul Calibur series

It’s the 20th anniversary of once wonderful fighting game series Soul Calibur. And so to mark the occasion publisher Bandai Namco has released a new Soul Calibur Pachinko game in Japan.

The nine minute video, below, is a tough watch for fans of the weapons-based fighting franchise, which hasn’t seen the release of a proper numbered new entry since Soul Calibur 5 in 2012.

The Soul series began life in Japanese arcades with the release of Soul Edge in December 1995, but found global fame when it was renamed Soul Blade and released on the original PlayStation in December 1996.