Namco Bandai and Ubisoft today announced that Ezio Auditore will be a playable guest character in Soulcalibur V.

As you would expect, Ezio will come with a range of weapons including a Roman Longsword, Stiletto, Crossbow, Hidden gun and his trademark Hidden blade.

"The entrance of Assassin's Creed into the Soulcalibur universe is an historic meeting of two of the most revered and influential game series," said Olivier Comte, Senior Vice President at NAMCO BANDAI Partners. "Ezio has captured the imaginations of millions of fans around the world, and it will be very exciting to see how his lightning fast moves stand up to the mighty swordplay of Soulcalibur's finest."

"We are thrilled to see Ezio enter the world of Soulcalibur, as we believe the values of both brands fit together" said Geoffroy Sardin, EMEA Chief Marketing and Sales Officer at Ubisoft. "We think that this partnership will bring a great new gameplay experience to both Soulcalibur and Assassin's Creed fans."

Soulcalibur V is destined for a February 3rd 2012 release in Europe. A collectors edition of the game is also available that will include a high quality art book, original soundtrack CD, the making-of DVD, a DLC card for the Black Knight and Paladin armor sets, plus original artwork and letter on reproduction parchment paper signed by the team at Project Soul. Anyone who pre-orders Soulcalibur V at participating retailers will exclusively receive Dampierre from Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny as a playable character on day one.