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Soulcalibur: Lost Swords Out Today on PS3

J. Kartje's Avatar + Posted by J. Kartje on Apr 22, 2014 // Community Manager, Namco Bandai

Soulcalibur Lost Swords

Hey gang. The endless story of souls and swords marches forward. Starting today, PS3 owners will be able to download our latest Soulcalibur title, Soulcalibur: Lost Swords, for free.

That’s right, I said free! Soulcalibur: Lost Swords takes everything you like about the series — the fast and fluid, weapon-based combat, the beautiful graphics, the customization options — and wraps it all up in a free-to-play game worthy of the Soulcalibur legacy. We’ll also be bringing back some fan-favorite characters that missed the fight in Soulcalibur V, including Sophitia and Taki. Be sure to keep a look out for other returning characters as well as time goes on.

There are some changes to the Soulcalibur formula that we are implementing in Lost Swords. The first one you’re going to notice is that the game is single-player only and revolves around players making their way through a series of quests to gain items. These items can be accessories such as clothing options or new weapons to give your character extra flair or increased stats. These upgraded items will be essential as you tackle later quests.

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Soulcalibur: Lost Swords isn’t a totally solo experience, though. Once players have outfitted their characters to their specifications, they can upload their character for other players to download and help assist in battles as an ally. The more you help out other players, the more Friend Points you will receive, allowing for added bonuses.

Be sure to check out the game when PlayStation Store is updated today. And as a special gift from the development team, if you log in within the first four weeks, you’ll receive a set of bonus items as our thank you!

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+ KazeEternal on April 22nd, 2014 at 8:04 am said:

So when are we getting Soul Calibur 6 for PS4?


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+ asilentnoise on April 22nd, 2014 at 8:11 am said:

sounds good, looking forward to downloading it ! Hopefully whatever transactions attached to this are reasonable =P =)


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    + J. Kartje on April 22nd, 2014 at 1:32 pm said:

    We hope you find them reasonable as well!


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+ Tjoeb123 on April 22nd, 2014 at 8:12 am said:

I take it there’s also going to be some DLC later down the line?


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+ Drew_Croft on April 22nd, 2014 at 8:12 am said:

Another game that could, and should be on the Vita.


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+ Rodny1024 on April 22nd, 2014 at 8:14 am said:

Thank you Namco Bandai!!!


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    + J. Kartje on April 22nd, 2014 at 1:32 pm said:

    You’re welcome. Hopefully everyone enjoys it!


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+ AriesWarlock on April 22nd, 2014 at 8:16 am said:

Hey J. Kartje,

I think it would be really cool if Namco hosted a tournament like Sega does with the Sega cup or Capcom with Capcom Pro Tour, you know use that Soul Calibur and Tekken to attract players.


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+ Fardeenah on April 22nd, 2014 at 8:17 am said:

why games like this are never on vita


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+ klassymike on April 22nd, 2014 at 8:18 am said:

Thanks for the FTP game. Looking forward to playing it on my PS3 later today!


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+ Vlaja29 on April 22nd, 2014 at 8:18 am said:

@5 It’s Bandai Namco now. :D


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    + J. Kartje on April 22nd, 2014 at 1:33 pm said:

    Namco Bandai Bandai Games Namco Bandai Games Bandai Bandai


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+ thebledkid22 on April 22nd, 2014 at 8:18 am said:

Is this a microtransaction game? If so count me out.


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    + J. Kartje on April 22nd, 2014 at 1:33 pm said:

    It’s free-to-play and there are different things that you can purchase in-game as well.


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+ DanteMerfi on April 22nd, 2014 at 8:19 am said:

I’m always skeptical of FTP, but I’ll take a look.


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    + J. Kartje on April 22nd, 2014 at 1:33 pm said:

    It’s free-to-try-out!


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+ BlueBl1zzard on April 22nd, 2014 at 8:20 am said:

@4 Exactly.

I really enjoyed Broken Destiny for PSP, so I would love to get one for Vita. Pleeeease?


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+ Psikorps on April 22nd, 2014 at 8:20 am said:

F2P Soulcaliber, I’ll bite.

@ – Mr. Kartje, would you kindly whisper into whoevers ear is needed to get a Katamari game on the PS4, THAT would be some outstanding news!


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    + J. Kartje on April 22nd, 2014 at 1:34 pm said:

    I agree, that would be fun.


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+ ctsnake on April 22nd, 2014 at 8:21 am said:

Very curious to see what this is. I wonder what the free-to-play hooks are. Is there an in-game store where they sell items, or are there timers that can be removed by paying? I would much prefer an in-game store over timers or other limiting mechanics.


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+ Trendy_Kid on April 22nd, 2014 at 8:22 am said:

I would totally be down with them doing an HD remaster of SoulCalibur 3 or 4 for PS4. Those two are my favorite.


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+ cimerians on April 22nd, 2014 at 8:27 am said:

“That’s right, I said free!”….did you mention any micro transactions or time constraints? Of course we’re expected to know this on fee to pay games right? No need to mention it.


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+ Mando44646 on April 22nd, 2014 at 8:30 am said:

Im skeptical of anything free-to-play. I also wish this was on PS4 and/or Vita instead of last gen. But Ill try it


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+ Darth_NODlike on April 22nd, 2014 at 8:36 am said:

I will check it out for sure. Sounds like an interesting concept for a fighter, almost like an RPG maybe?


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+ LUCIFERSGLEAM on April 22nd, 2014 at 8:43 am said:

How expensive will be the pay-to-win model with this game???


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+ Blind-Lunacy on April 22nd, 2014 at 8:48 am said:

I love Soulcalibur, Micro Transactions or not I’m in…


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+ vault2049 on April 22nd, 2014 at 8:48 am said:

Will be checking out this one later!


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+ CyborgGreyFox on April 22nd, 2014 at 9:04 am said:

So, is this real free to play or Tekken Revolution free to play where you can only do 5 matches until your recharge like you’re on a mobile phone?


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+ Ryumoau on April 22nd, 2014 at 9:07 am said:

Hopefully there will be trophies. Otherwise i don’t see myself wasting time with this fighting game, even if its free.


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+ klassymike on April 22nd, 2014 at 9:11 am said:

@Ryumoau

I saw the trophy list. There are 8 so far. Not sure if more will be added later with the DLC, or not.


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+ Hayterfan on April 22nd, 2014 at 9:13 am said:

Sorry but but no VS no try, atleast Tekken lets you play other people (as for the wait timer @22 its not that bad, play for a few minutes, make a sandwich, walk the dog, then start playing again, I do wish it gave you more arcade tokens to though, I feel like 6 online tokens, and 8 arcade tokens would work out better then the current system)


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+ ThaYardieBoy on April 22nd, 2014 at 9:21 am said:

Nice! Now I can stop playing the one from the Japanese PSN store.


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+ Ryumoau on April 22nd, 2014 at 9:29 am said:

@24 oh cool, thanks.


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+ secularsage on April 22nd, 2014 at 9:38 am said:

I’m a fan of Soulcalibur, but I’m skeptical of this concept. Taking a well-respected 2-player fighting game and then converting it to a free-to-play, single player experience seems like an odd way to continue the series… especially since Legends on the Wii was such a mess, II HD was such a disappointing port and V is generally regarded to be a poor game compared to the games preceding it.

If I can offer some feedback to Namco Bandai: please do some marketing research with your core audience to find out what we like about the series before you take it in a different direction. The potential for spin-offs and line extensions is there, but not if the core fans aren’t 100% behind the concept.

With that said, I’m in for a return-to-form Soulcalibur 6 or a PS Vita enhanced edition of SC: Broken Destiny.


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+ Welmosca on April 22nd, 2014 at 9:45 am said:

Whaaaaaaaaaat?….Taki is back?……SP only and for FREE!!!!…..am I dreaming?…..this is FANTASTIC.


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+ VHawj on April 22nd, 2014 at 9:49 am said:

Does this mean the DLC for SCV will be on sale/permanent price drop to celebrate this release? :-)


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+ Jacob_Allen_1987 on April 22nd, 2014 at 9:58 am said:

Is this totally free or do we have to purchase tokens of some sort like tekken revolution?


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+ ChrisHighwind on April 22nd, 2014 at 10:14 am said:

+ Drew_Croft on April 22nd, 2014 at 8:12 am said:
Another game that could, and should be on the Vita.

Sadly, the Vita seems to be where they’re dumping the FTP puzzle/casual games.


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+ Nauto on April 22nd, 2014 at 10:15 am said:

I’m not complaining, for me it’s fine since I don’t play fighting games that deep, play one tournament, then take a break. Good for gamers who play just for fun, not glory… I personally will check it out.


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+ ChrisHighwind on April 22nd, 2014 at 10:16 am said:

And yes, the whole Fighting/RPG hybrid F2P single-player game seems too good to be true. There has to be something we need to pay for to get the most, if not any, enjoyment out of this game.


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+ IronWolfChampion on April 22nd, 2014 at 10:25 am said:

Any chance we’ll see Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+ on Vita?


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+ IronWolfChampion on April 22nd, 2014 at 10:26 am said:

Tekken Revolution Vita anyone?


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+ faraway25 on April 22nd, 2014 at 10:48 am said:

The game peaked on dreamcast. After that they put too much focus on the characters breasts and undressing them. I liked soulcaliber for its lore the look at our characters boobs approach turned me off. I would play dead or alive if I wanted that.

Sorry no interest in this even if its free, too much free ps plus to play anyway.


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+ ElektroDragon on April 22nd, 2014 at 10:53 am said:

Such a fantastic concept, I can’t wait to try it! Speaking of fantastic F2P ideas, Sony please bring the amazing Hearthstone to the PS4 or PS3!


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+ Rodny1024 on April 22nd, 2014 at 10:56 am said:

Thank you Bandi Namco!!! and @9


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+ Kishnabe on April 22nd, 2014 at 11:26 am said:

Free, why not? Thanks for the hard work Namco.


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    + J. Kartje on April 22nd, 2014 at 1:35 pm said:

    Thank you for the support!


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+ Ryuhza on April 22nd, 2014 at 11:37 am said:

I’m a little annoyed that they made new equipment pieces for this but stopped providing new DLC for V. Not to mention the old characters coming back. Hopefully it all turns up in the inevitable…

SOUL CALIBUR VI

RETURN OF THE characters you missed


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+ Jacob_Allen_1987 on April 22nd, 2014 at 11:46 am said:

are we able to use the dlc we got from soul caliber v for this game?


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+ Matrix_Lion on April 22nd, 2014 at 12:01 pm said:

Bandi Bandi
I’m about to snatch this game up.


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+ powerpuff2012 on April 22nd, 2014 at 12:11 pm said:

Well, it’s about time… I have been waiting for this game since February…


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    + J. Kartje on April 22nd, 2014 at 1:36 pm said:

    FINALLY!


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+ tusunami on April 22nd, 2014 at 12:18 pm said:

I will check this out as well and see if there is a multiplayer component to this.


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+ FIREKNIGHT2029 on April 22nd, 2014 at 12:22 pm said:

Very nice. Now you guys need to hurry up and make SC6 for PS4.


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+ Drew_Croft on April 22nd, 2014 at 12:22 pm said:

If only the store would update already.


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+ dontdodrugs2 on April 22nd, 2014 at 12:25 pm said:

I cant find this on psn but i can find the other games that came out today


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+ SacredWarrior88 on April 22nd, 2014 at 12:36 pm said:

So downloading this today :) If it’s anything like Tekken Revolution, count me in! I can’t wait!


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+ Darig0n on April 22nd, 2014 at 12:40 pm said:

should’ve released on PS4 too.. but cant wait to try it out! Also, why on the bottom of the blog it has firmware sections for everything but ps4?


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