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SoulCalibur: Lost Swords  



Free-to-play SoulCalibur game launching this spring


12:00 PM on 02.07.2014
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Namco Bandai, wait that's not rightBandai Namco has announced tha... -- actually, the name change doesn't take affect until April so I suppose Namco Bandai is still correct. Actually, maybe it's not becau... -- I CAN'T DEAL WITH THIS! Alright, we're doing this my way.

Bamco Nandai has announced that SoulCalibur: Lost Swords, the company's upcoming free-to-play title, will be launching exclusively on the PlayStation 3 sometime this spring. I mean, it's not very specific but it's a bit more than the "2014" launch date they had given before, so they're getting there.

Camno Danbai's Lost Swords has already drawn criticism from fans of the franchise for being a single-player only title that's expected to implement a sort of "play-time token" system where players pay real money in order to play a certain amount of matches in the game (similar to that of Tekken: Revolution).

What's everyone thinking of this game so far?








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SoulCalibur: Lost Swords



11:00 AM on 05.28.2014
Patroklos is back in Soulcalibur Lost Swords

For those of you who don't follow the Soulcalibur series, Patroklos is a character that was first made playable in 2012's Soulcalibur V, the latest main iteration of the franchise. He'll be returning in Soulca...more



9:30 PM on 05.19.2014
SoulCalibur producer discusses 'pay-to-win' model in Lost Swords

The term "pay-to-win" is oft thrown around by critics of free-to-play games, but you rarely if ever hear developers turn the phrase when discussing their own games.  Apparently Namco producer Masaaki Hoshino has no such ...more



10:00 PM on 04.30.2014
Namco: SoulCalibur: Lost Swords is back up and running

SoulCalibur: Lost Swords experienced some hiccups when it launched last week, but the free-to-play fighter is back up and running smoothly, according to Bandai Namco. Despite being a single-player game, Lost Swords is an...more



9:00 AM on 04.25.2014
SoulCalibur Lost Swords launches this week with some issues

SoulCalibur Lost Swords is launching this week with a fancy new trailer, but it's not without issues. For those that didn't know, Lost Swords is a single player game only, but it requires an online connection to facilit...more



2:00 PM on 12.22.2013
Three more enter the mix in Soulcalibur: Lost Swords

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9:30 PM on 11.13.2013
SoulCalibur: Lost Swords is Namco's next F2P game

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