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Rise Of Incarnates Is Soul Calibur Dev's F2P PC Exclusive

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Oh, Rise of Incarnates, what’s in a name? The answer to that timeless question here is I HONESTLY AND CATEGORICALLY DO NOT KNOW. What is an Incarnate? Why are they rising? Do they rise in a manner akin to that of triads, or do they rise with a uniquely iconoclastic flair? Isn’t everything in the world more or less incarnate? What makes these Incarnates more incarnate than other incarnates? Who incarnates and/or incarcerates the Incarnates? Behind every door, another question.

Here, however, are the facts: Rise of the Incarnates is a free-to-play 2v2 fighter from the developers of Soul Calibur and Tekken. It’s a PC-exclusive. The times, they are a-changin’. Trailer below.

So I guess it’s about the main character from Prototype (with a stylish new ‘do!) taking on evil Dr Wily. Er, evil-er Dr Wily. Or something. Or maybe these things:

“Forged by creators of the Tekken and SoulCalibur franchises, Rise of Incarnates unleashes unfettered 3D combat upon the PC. In this shattered landscape, Incarnates team up for 2v2 battles within famous cities that have been realistically recreated as they vie to determine the fate of the world. Run and fly through true 3D environments as Incarnates awaken untold powers – Ares, Lilith, Mephistopheles, Grim Reaper, and more await your command.”

There’s also a comic, and it is just precious.

Bandai Namco – or, in awful superhero comic-ese BAMco – is already taking alpha sign-ups, so get on that or don’t if you’re not into loose mythological connections, free-to-play, or fighting that dares invoke the third dimension.

Rise of Incarnates doesn’t really look anything like Soul Calibur or Tekken, but it does seem like it could be decent dumb fun. What say you, apparently somehow lesser incarnates?

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