Soulcalibur V is coming to Xbox 360 and PS3 in 2012, Namco Bandai has announced during its Level Up conference in Dubai.

The game is to take place seventeen years after the events of Soul Calibur IV, unfolding around a new character known as Patrokolos - the son of Sophita Alexandra.

A short trailer was shown revealing this new character and weapon, but nothing was shown in the way of gameplay. Namco has said, however, that it will be expanding the online and character creation modes.

More information will be made available at E3.