Xiba's master is
Kong Xiuqiang and he studies the secrets arts of the Ling-Sheng Su Style Rod
& Kong Style Rod. During the events of Soul Calibur 5, Xiba is traveling
with Maxi, Leixia
and Natsu. He is beloved by the villagers who
live at the foot of Zhen Hang Mountain. Xiba is based off of the Monkey King from the Journey
to the West story in Chinese Folklore..
Four travelers plodded
through the vast desert wastes of the northeast Mughal Empire: The wild boy
Xiba, on a quest to inherit the Kali-Yuga, one of the three sacred treasures;
Maxi, sent to accompany Xiba by an old man named Edge
Master; Leixia, guided by a pendant with a curious blue stone; and Natsu,
Leixia's friend and bodyguard. The four had become companions on their journey
to the west.
hungry!" Xiba leaned heavily into his rod, his stomach rumbling loudly.
"We just ate!" shouted Leixia, but Maxi gave her a calm smile and
ruffled the young woman's hair. "I hear they have great steam buns in the
next town, Xiba" he said. As Leixia blushed, Xiba leapt up, suddenly
reinvigorated and raring to go. Natsu could only shake her head and sigh. What
destiny would await this misfit crew at the end of their grueling journey? It
didn't matter to Xiba - not now, anyway. All he cared about was getting to the
next town and those steam buns...
June 6th, 2014
It's been a while
since a proper Monkey King inspired fighting game character came around. As the
successor to Kilik, Xiba definitely
isn't as serious or as cool as his elder... Kilik definitely set the bar high.
Xiba's outfits designs are alright, but nothing that spectacular either.
Personality-wise, I think they took Xiba's obsessed with
food gimmick just a bit too far... it's kinda overpowering. I don't think
his English voice suits him very well either. I really
don't know what's going on with Xiba's hair, either... it's a pretty random
Overall, I think Namco could've made a "younger" Kilik design with a
bit more finesse. Xiba's moveset has its cool moments, but he gets a bit too
sloppy at times... I highly prefer any of Kilik's previous movesets.
Style / Moveset