Another short one, new scans of Weekly Famitsu have revealed that Soul Calibur: Lost Swords is actually a free to play version of everyone’s favourite weapons based 3D fighter with outrageous costumes and is in active development for the PlayStation 3. There are no other details at this time, the most comes as a part of Namco Bandai’s renewed interest in free to play, with titles like Ridge Racer Driftopia and Tekken Revolution.
Presumably the game will follow a similar model to Tekken Revolution, in which you spend coloured coins in order to play online and win more coins if you win a match. These coins also regenerate over time, or you could of course, buy them. It will be interesting to see if the character leveling system from Tekken Revolution will make it across to Lost Swords, as I don’t think the series has had straight up progression since Soul Calibur 3’s Chronicles of the Sword mode.
Which was a good time. I should play some Soul Calibur 3.
Soul Calibur: Lost Swords will probably be making its way to the west as the trademark was filed a few months ago in North America.
Thanks for the translation, Gematsu.