In case you haven't heard, three new characters are to be added to the character line up in the Soul Calibur 3 team. Setsuka, Tira, Zasalamel. Sorry, don't have much info on them yet. Setsuka supposedly uses a sword, Tira a giant Chakram(a circular blade, you may have seen it on Xena), and Zasalamel wields a giant scythe. I'm lookin' forward to playin' with the chakram.
Note: I got all images from gamespot.com
I've also heard that you can create your own character: You choose the gender, weapon, job, and physical appearance.