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There was a brief period when Bandai Namco was trying a free-to-play model for its bigger franchises like the venerable Soul Calibur fighting series and its arcadey Ridge Racer. The latter shut down in 2014, and the former will suffer a similar fate pretty soon. Come November 30th, the PlayStation...

September 2nd 2015 at 10:40pm 0 Comments
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As quickly as it appeared, Bandai Namco's free to play, singleplayer Soulcalibur: Lost Swords vanished in a cloud of bug reports and uncooperative servers. Now, Soulcalibur: Lost Swords has returned, and the publisher claims things are "running smoothly." Last week, on the day Soulcalibur: Lost Sw...

April 30th 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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It's difficult to decide which is more appealing in this new gameplay trailer for Soul Calibur 2 HD Online: The overwhelming wave of nostalgia it generates for 3D fighting games circa the turn of the last century, or the enhanced visual fidelity which ushers these decade-old character models int...

October 23rd 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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"Soulcalibur: Unbreakable Soul" has been trademarked by Namco Bandai in Europe, suggesting that the publisher has an as yet unrevealed Soulcalibur game in the works. Reading through the trademark application tells us little about what Soulcalibur: Unbreakable Soul might be. Its approved uses sugge...

October 2nd 2013 at 11:30pm 0 Comments
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Tekken series producer Katsuhiro Harada (right) and SoulCalibur series producer Masaaki Hoshino (left) were both heavily armed during our group interview session at Namco Bandai HQ this week. While neither of them explicitly said so, we figure it had something to do with fighting game rival and Str...

September 19th 2013 at 7:00am 0 Comments
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Namco Bandai has filed a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for Soulcalibur Lost Swords, a potential new entry in the storied fighting franchise. The trademark was filed last week on July 11 and specifically mentions a game "that may be accessed network-wide by network us...

July 18th 2013 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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For those looking to save a few bucks but want some new mobile games to play while waiting in check-out lines on Black Friday, Namco Bandai has you covered. The publisher recently put 20 of its apps on sale on the App Store, giving iPhone and iPad users through Monday, November 19 to cash in on gam...

November 17th 2012 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Soul Calibur on iOS is a strange beast -- when it first launched in January, its full price was $15, which is $5 more than the XBLA version, and it didn't offer multiplayer support. Namco Bandai has resolved one of these issues with update 1.1, which adds Bluetooth multiplayer support for "VS Battl...

April 16th 2012 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Soul Calibur has always been the everyman fighter. Of all the major fighting game series on the market, Soul Calibur is the game that you would probably feel most comfortable playing with your non-gaming friends or significant other. And a lot of that has to do with the weapons.The Soul series wasn...

January 23rd 2012 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Soulcalibur has finally arrived on iOS, meaning eager fans can keep the classic fighter on hand at all times. That is, if you're willing to part with enough cash to buy roughly a dozen other iOS titles. Yup, Soulcalibur will currently set you back $11.99 and it's on sale. The normal price will ac...

January 19th 2012 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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We've known a new Soul Calibur game is coming since back in December and now it would appear that Namco Bandai is finally ready to make a formal announcement. Well, not now now. Like, in two weeks. A site teasing a "new chapter" in something has recently emerged online, counting down to May 11 -...

April 27th 2011 at 7:45pm 0 Comments
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Daishi Odashima, Soul Calibur IV designer, opened a Twitter account on Christmas day, offering the following tease as his gift to fans of the weapons-based fighter series: "SC is BACK! Get ready, fans!" To prove he was serious, he included a picture of himself at his desk, with a drawing of the S...

December 26th 2010 at 12:30pm 0 Comments