[UPDATE] Sith Apprentice to appear in Soul Calibur IV
According to Gamespot, Darth Vader's secret apprentice from the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Unleashed title will be starring as a playable character in Namco's Soul Calibur IV.
For those of you who are not up to date with The Force Unleashed, the apprentice is a tortured soul who is brought up by the learnings of his Sith Lord master, Darth Vader. Trained to have great knowledge of the force and equipped with a crimson lightsaber, this new character will make for a deadly opponent. From what has been shown in The Force Unleashed, the apprentice has the power to not only move objects with the force, but cause powerful explosions obliterating everything surrounding him.
On a side note, PSU.com has been told that the apprentice isn't the only new Star Wars character we'll be seeing. Apparently Namco plans to have up to five Star Wars characters all together, including the two platform exclusives, Yoda and Vader.
However, this hasn't been confirmed, this is just a rumor from a little birdie.
Gamers can expect to find this new character in both versions of Soul Calibur IV which is set to release on the Xbox 360 and PS3 in regular and limited editions on July 29.
UPDATE: Namco has released all new screenshots of the Sith apprentice in Soul Calibur IV which you can view here.