Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny will feature not only some of the main characters from previous entries in the series, but will also have a handful of new characters to choose from as well. Check out 1up.com's article for more details.
Tekken 6 is slated to release later this fall next to the PS3 and 360 versions and Soul Calibur is coming this summer to North America but no release date set for Japan yet. With this in mind, Richard Li from 1up asked about the popularity of Soul Calibur in North America compared to Japan in an interview with the game's director Noriyuki Hiyama.
1UP: Do you think the North American market likes Soul Calibur more than, say, the Japanese market?
NH: Yes, I think the North American market is much more Soul Calibur oriented. That could be because of population, install base, or many other reasons. I definitely feel the US market is important. Of course, Japan and Europe have a Soul Calibur fan base as well. We took the entire world in context when developing Broken Destiny.