Free-to-Play Soulcalibur Lost Swords Confirmed For Europe, Single-Player Only

By Ishaan . September 11, 2013 . 4:30am

Following its reveal in Japan’s Famitsu magazine earlier today, Soulcalibur Lost Swords is confirmed for release in Europe—and it will be a “single-player experience” according to Namco Bandai.


Namco Bandai will release the free-to-play fighting game in Europe via the PlayStation Network. As previously reported, Siegfried and Mitsurugi will be among the game’s playable characters.


More news on Soulcalibur Lost Swords is expected at this year’s Toyko Game Show.

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  • leingod

    Soul Calibur lost its sword, indeed.

  • Tenabrus

    Oh great another F2P money grab by Namco…

  • This is Interesting, since there is no Pay to win aspect if it is F2P as well as singleplayer. My Bets are that you pay for extra charicters, and that it has a offline multiplayer mode.

  • AAa

    ….Waiting characters ranking like in tekken revolution. That will be better…at the very least….yeah not so much. <_<

  • pimpalicious

    No thanks, I’ll take SCII HD.

    • Edward Reiher

      I for one am not really all that excited for SC2 HD, It’s sorta sad but no SC game to date feels like it’s delivered on all fronts. SC2 was smooth, SC3 had an amazing create a character with epic extra play types, SC4 had online, SC5 has some decent new characters with the sacrifice of alot of the epic old characters. I am still waiting on a SC that delivers me everything good from the past without the sacrifice of other things.

      • Bob Obb

        How was SC2 not perfect?

        Although as much as I liked it I’d rather get something new. Dont care for ports

        • Abysswalker90

          And I’m sure we will, if SCIIHD would sell well, and if this new one manages on attracting more players. They are obviously checking the ground to see if it’s safe for the next installment.

          • courte

            SC3 would never sell as well as SC2

          • Abysswalker90

            I….never said anything about 3.

          • courte

            gonna blow myself up now

      • courte

        As it stands back in the day Soul Calibur 2 was amazing. Because that was before Online and it’s special rage inducing properties, new characters who cannibalized fan favorites, and create a soul which they use to milk money like crazy. SC2 was broken as hell on the other hand, and fighting games are doomed in the future. They didn’t get the budget to make more than 25% of the story FFS!

        As silly as this sounds, I’ve always felt a little annoyed that they couldn’t make slight differences for CAS soul mode characters. Say I pick a male fighter with sword and shield, But I want Cassandra’s fighting style, Would it be ridiculous to have a reserve male version with slight animation changes, A move similar to a butt drop that is… y’know not a butt drop?
        We had Seong Mina and Kilik who were different but similar!?

        I’m more irked that some staples were removed completely and not put into CAS mode. No Talim?! That kid’s also not Kilik or Seong Mina, He’s ok, but I don’t touch him with my Jingu Staff.

        Most irked that they can’t make an original character with something similar to Link or StarKillers tight movesets! Just change this here and move that there PERFECT.

  • Sophitia

    It’s okay. As long as you give me MY Sophitia, Bamco…
    MY Sophitia.


      But Sophie IS in SCV, As Elysium

  • Abysswalker90

    I don’t get what’s with all the hate…
    They’re probably trying to lure in more people to the franchise, which would increase the chance for a sequel. By this point, anything we get from Project Soul should be encouraged if we want a new major console SC game. (This time, I hope, Bamco won’t screw it up like last time)

    • Yause


      SC5 was a matter of money. Namco disbanded the team after 4, so it was only through the tenacity of project leaders that 5 got off the ground (albeit at a significantly reduced budget). Without the funds to do a polished, fully featured iteration, they had no choice but to target the tournament scene. The masses would massacre anything that didn’t meet the production expectations set by predecessors, not to mention competing products.

      Now considering that SC5 failed to spark, there’s really no harm in doing a low-cost F2P game. It’s a last call to attract new fans, which keeps the hope alive.

      On the other hand, there’s always the fear that successful F2P outings might mean that most (if not all) fighting game developers will adopt the strategy for future development. Costs will rise next generation, and I don’t sense much confidence in current titles such as Virtua Fighter, Street Fighter, or the VS series.

      • Abysswalker90

        I’m pretty sure Tago-san was the one who mentioned that they had a working model of Cassandra for SCV, including the fact that they failed to finish writing the entire story, AND that there was a lot more content they originally planned for the game. Bamco screwed them over and rushed the development, and they ended up delivering a half product.

        I have complete faith in Project Soul and their capabilities and passion at delivering a rich fighting game experience no other fighting game of this generation out there currently has. They just need the time and resources, and Bamco needs to support them. SCII HD and now this F2P SC game are a great start, and I’m very excited for the fact we even got anything.

  • Teepo 64

    Let me play it offline, not like Tekken Revolution.

  • TheExile285

    Don’t like these trends with fighters recently. If they are gonna do stuff like this, they should go the DOA5 Ultimate route.

  • Kaitsu

    Single Player? Uh. Well, I’ll still try it, since I like free.

  • ndjn3979

    I think Project Soul seriously needs a new direction..

  • artemisthemp

    Single Players only? That must mean more focus on the story?
    I wonder, which restriction the F2P model will have on this SC.

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