Is Namco Bandai About To Unsheathe Lost Swords?

By Spencer . July 11, 2013 . 2:40am

imageNamco Bandai may have a game called Lost Swords in development. The publisher filed a trademark for Lost Swords in Europe for use with video games.


Lost Swords doesn’t appear to be connected to any game currently in Japan, so perhaps it’s something new? It vaguely sounds like a subtitle for a RPG or Soulcalibur to me.

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  • Keima88

    Digimon World Re : Lost swords. That sounds good.

  • Sardorim

    I didn’t like the latest Soul Calibur game. The time jump was handled very poorly and fan favorites like Cassandra being 100% MIA and what happened to Sophitia? Yeah…

    • AnimusVox

      I agree. And there were like a million different edge masters and not enough fan favorites.

      • Sardorim

        I also didn’t like how hard they pushed the siblings as a couple either. Was that really needed?

        • Tanner

          Incest is wincest for Pat and Phryrra

        • Its values dissonance really. That kind of relationship only looks incestous to Westerners. It’s just family love to us Asians.

          • Sardorim

            No, it was incest not family love. I’m not ignorant, Japan knows what they were doing with that. It was incest plain and simple.

      • midgard229

        I wish they just made a game based strictly on character creation and just went all out with it. I love SC5 just for the character creation honestly. Im still making costumes till this day lol. and they are all my original characters

    • Raltrios

      They weren’t exactly given a whole lot of time to work on it. The result is a rushed, steaming pile.

    • Ni

      And the lame (incest) story mode

  • Ixbran

    Lost Swords: Soulcalibur Warriors

    admit it, given the different characters and weapons the SC series has had, it would be the perfect set up for a Warriors game as a Namco Bandai / Koei Tecmo joint project.

    • Raoni Marques

      It would actually be quite nice!

  • Judgephoenix

    Last good Soul game was 3 :/. It would be nice if they bring the series back to glory. Bring back Campaign mode and Tournament mode from 3, Survival mode from 2. Remove Soul Tower my God was that terrible. Remove Create mode Char mode since it only caused problems Online. Also adjust back to 3 fighting system for soul charge and the reflect system which was a little balanced compared to the others.

    • removing their creation system would probably be a pretty big detriment to the series.

  • Spirit Macardi

    Why do I have the depressing feeling that it’s just going to turn out to be “Pac-Man: Lost Swords”…

  • Raoni Marques

    Soul Calibur turn based rpg. Now that would be cool. Maybe…

    • Warboss Aohd

      actually, dat would be (if written well).

  • Ouryu

    If it is a Soulcalibur game, i would like the Chronicles of the Sword mode from Soulcalibur 3 or something similar.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Dear God, yes. Chronicles of the Sword should have become a standard feature for the series after 3. Put so much time into that.

    • kazdamaz

      That would be amazing I wish people talked about this more around SCV’s development to get them to understand how good it was.

  • artemisthemp

    Soul Calibur V: The Lost Sword = The missing Story mode.

  • pekikuubik

    Clearly they’ve revived Sword of Legendia, a lost Tales Studio game.

  • Masa

    not sure which one it was in the series but there was a mode where you create a team of characters and move them around this map and you take towers etc……………i’d love to see that come back.

  • Isaac Newton

    Me: Lost Odd-
    Voice from a far: Hey man wrong game!!!
    Me: Oh sorry. :P

  • Uso Ewin

    Could it be that Sword of Legendia game they cancelled along time ago

  • Musashi234

    Soul Calibur V: The Real game that Has everything all the old Soul Calibur’s have and more =D!

    • Syn

      Wait wha?? Really? So it has an actual create a character mode that does NOT just use clone character moves but actual separate movesets like SC3, has in engine cutscenes that are affected by player input for all characters just like Soul Blade and SC3, has hidden character bosses that appear in the story depending on how you play, a properly done edge master mode/chronicles of the sword mode?…….my word, if thats the case, its the greatest SC game ever!!!…….Not, am sorry but the game was sorely lacking in many departments. The combat is near perfect, but this is SC, the combat has always been near perfect, that why so much concern is placed on the story(which has an amazing origin and is a staple of the Sb/SC series), as well as game modes.

      • Musashi234

        I just wanna say the Story was a Step up from Soul Calibur IV because it was longer than 4minutes. But yeah the Combat was overall improved being much faster and letting you pull off good combos. BUT WTF HAPPENED TO EVERYTHING ELSE!!!! How Could you possibly leave out All the Modes that made the other games great Sweet JESUS!!!!

        • Syn

          I know right!!! I mean they have all that amazing history and content and they just go *pffffffrrrrrrrrttttt* whatever, they couldve simply improved on old code and still had an epic game, maybe it was a little to rushed, I feel bad for the team though, they have produced such wonders yet Namdai chooses to favour the less story driven Tekken over something that could branch out into multiple franchises with the tons of lore and stuff in it, I mean the damn series basically screams RPg with all the weapons and armour and customisation yet that seems to elude them as well…. So much potential lost to the wind, maybe in my life time I will get to see an SC revival later on the next can only hope

  • Warboss Aohd

    RPG? we wish.

  • Kelohmello

    Doubt it’s a Soul Calibur RPG, but that’d be cool. I personally think Soul Calibur could have been an RPG this whole time, even though the fighters are good, it has such a strong story base for a fighting game that it’s surprising to me.

  • Demeanor

    Tales of Destiny: Lost Swords for PS4, a 3D enhanced remake with full VA and super graphics, plus new battle system, scenes, skits, artes, swordian dual artes, hi ougis and characters! With international release and dual VA. XD There, my impossible dream has been written down.

  • Gilgamesh2025

    Soul Calibur V: Lost Swords (Comeback of all “lost” SC veterans)
    We can dream …

  • Göran Isacson

    A version of Soul Calibur 5 that actually had time and money sunk into it that means we get all the cut content and everyone can be happy and nothing hurts…

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Soulcalibur rpg. about time

  • ギャビン

    SoulCalibur RPG would be the tits. All the SCV hate is completely invalided, the online is fantastic.

    • Firekitty

      I’d love a Soul Calibur RPG, except I suspect they’d *still* find a way to leave out the ‘story’ portion of the game.

      SCV is fine, gameplay-wise (At least in my opinion)…it’s just that they replaced a huge chunk of the cast and then only managed to give three of the newcomers any sort of introduction. Silly as it is, a lot of people actually care whether there’s a coherent story mode in this kind of game.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Would that the hate for SCV focused entirely on its online component that might work, but people took issue with several other things in the game.

      • Tre W

        Which, in my opinion, only does a lot to showcase how lopsided the fanbase for SC has gotten to be in the last decade.

        People who actually focus on the Vs. component could tell a story about how the gameplay is actually quite solid; easily the best of its ilk since the days of SC1 and SC2. And the netcode, as noted, is amazing. Too bad the majority of the casual base seemed to not care, because “the story mode sucked” and it “lacked the extra modes of the previous games”.

        I understand that for some, these modes matter quite a bit. But to completely overlook what else Odashima and the new Project Soul were able to accomplish…?

        I don’t know. To me, it’s a syndrome of a larger problem when a fighting game gets crucified for its lack of extracurricular content and gets no real acknowledgement for how well it does its “main job”.

  • Ideally, it’s Soulcalibur V actually treated like a retail game with a way for 360 users to share their characters easily.

  • Solomon_Kano

    That would be a rather fitting subtitle for a Soul Calibur game. The only SC game to get a subtitle was for PSP though, so another handheld game?

    • ronin4life

      Long ago, there was a rumor of a 3ds SC…
      I kind of doubt that though, since that was a very loose rumor and was ages ago.
      But on the topic of SC, let’s not forget the wii spin-off 3rd person action waggle fest that also had a subtitle…>.>

      This could easily be awesome just as likely as it could be awful if it is related to soul calibur.

      • Solomon_Kano

        Wii ga- didn’t happen. Nope. No such thing. Never heard of it.

        Hadn’t heard the 3DS rumor. Wonder if Tekken Prime did well enough for them to keep that under consideration…

        But, yea, this could really go either way if it is SC-related. So I’m kinda hoping it’s not lol.

  • BenderIsGreat

    Do those lost swords belong to KOS-MOS? Cuz they should…

  • Ixbran

    with Sophitia being a guest character in WO3Ultimate, my guess is this is a SC Warriors esq game in the making, with Sophitia being in WO3U as the precursor of this title.

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