A New, Free-To-Play Soulcalibur Is On The Way

It's called Soulcalibur Lost Swords, and it will be a PlayStation 3 exclusive. The newest entry to the Soulcalibur fighting game series, apart from being free-to-play, will feature a new "item discovery and forging" system for its weapons, along with elemental-based (fire, wind, etc) fighting mechanics.

Lost Swords will be a singleplayer game with a mission-based campaign. Namco-Bandai stated that while they will release DLC for Lost Swords, they will not be required to complete the game and only offer "more choices" to players.

Soulcalibur Lost Swords arrives in the West later this year, with the Japanese version launching "soon".


    Is it just me that sees free to play and thinks; oh another shit game.

      Not just you. Whether this will suck or not is going to depend on how much actual content you get vs how much you'll have to pay for, how much it costs (Namco's track record with DLC pricing isn't stellar) and how necessary it'll be to put money into it, eg are they going to build in irritating mechanics where you can effectively only play for a few minutes before you have to go do something else / pay them?

    Add back in all the dropped characters from the last one (I felt like they'd systematically removed every character I liked to play with) and I'll probably give it a go.

    Soooo it's Soul calibur V but with sophitia who they just killed off ?? Bravo namco bravo annnnd what's with the ps3 exclusivity? do you have something. Against making money $$$ ?

      Microsoft won't allow this sort of free to play game on their platforms and Sony will.

    Microsoft would only allow 1 playable character if it was on their systems.

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