It was briefly an leaked rumour, but the Creed’s favoured assassin, Ezio Auditore has been confirmed to be a playable character for Soul Calibur 5. I have to admit that I haven’t really cared for the guest characters in the Soul Calibur series since… well, ever. The inclusion of Star Wars characters in number four seemed like a bad idea, and when I found out that Yoda couldn’t be thrown; not even by Yoda himself, I felt dirty. Having said that, Ezio actually seems like a good fit. He’s vaguely period appropriate, and he’s bound to have some badass, flashy moves that will help him fit right in. In related news, the comic goofball character from Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny, Dampierre, has also been announced. For my money, Voldo always supplied the humour with his combination of ridiculous yet violent and creepy fighting moves. Dampierre’s just unnecessarily silly.