Soul Calibur is getting the free-to-play treatment with Lost Swords, exclusively on PlayStation 3. The game had previously been announced for Japan and Europe and has now been confirmed for North America.
The familiar characters and fighting mechanics return with the addition of loot. Players will be able to forge and discover new weapons as they fight their way through opponents. New weapons will be dropped by enemies as well as raw materials for creating new elemental-infused weapons. Combat success will be based on choosing the right weapon for the right battle.
The game will be available this winter, only on PlayStation 3. It’s unclear exactly how the game will be monetized, but the presumption is that additional characters will be for sale, as well as the randomized loot.