According to Gamespot, Broken Destiny looks exactly like a port of the fourth part, but the developer himself assures that this is not at all the case. In addition to the return of old heroes Taki, Mitsurugi, Tira, Astaroth, Ivy, Cassandra, Voldo, Siegfried, and Hilde, a new fighter will appear in the game - using a blade attached to his hand and possessing a magnificent Dampierre beard.
Also, expect extensive character customization and ad-hoc multiplayer. The first game in the series was released in 1996 on slot machines, and was called Soul Edge. Then it was ported to the PlayStation One, changing its name to Soul Blade along the way. Well, the next game in the series, released in 1999, became known as Soul Calibur.