SoulCalibur: Lost Swords Free2Play PS3 Fighter Shuts Down November 30, 2015

SoulCalibur: Lost Swords is a game many are probably unfamiliar with. If so, better play quick cause it officially shuts down on November 30th, 2015! Soul Calibur: Lost Swords is a free-to-play Fighting game from Namco released exclusively for PS3 in digital form via PlayStation Network. It was strictly an online fighter, and combined elements from Soul Calibur IV & Soul Calibur V. It hit PlayStation 3’s PSN last year in 2014; joining 2013’s Tekken Revolution, a similar experiment in the Free-to-Play PSN Fighter experience.

Here’s the SoulCalibur: Lost Swords closing announcement trailer.

Here are the details you need to know:

SoulCalibur: Lost Swords will end its service on November 30th, 2015.

Soulcalibur: Lost Swords Lifetime Stats:

Total # of Game Downloads – 2,034,422
Total # of Soul Edge Fragments Collected – 16,276,351,830
Total # of Ultimate Evolution Achieved – 26,593 characters

Check out this launch trailer for SoulCalibur: Lost Swords.

* Commemoration Event
A “Ranking Quests!” commemoration event will be held between September 16th and September 30th.

* Closure Schedule

* September 30 – AP Potion and Continue Tickets will no longer be sold.
* October 27 – All in-game items wil no longer be sold (exact time may vary depending on your region).
* November 30 – Last day to play. Soulcalibur Lost Swords shuts down at the below time:
November 30 at 17:00 JST
November 30 at 00:00 PST
November 30 at 03:00 EST
November 30 at 08:00 UTC
November 30 at 09:00 CET
November 30 at 08:00 GMT

All items can be used until the last day, so if you have any items in your account, please use them before November 30.

Check out this trailer for Namco’s other PS3 Free2Play Fighter, Tekken Revolution.

It’s very interesting that Namco tried these Free-to-Play experiments on the PlayStation Network.

I wouldn’t be surprised if they get carried over with sequels for the current-generation systems. As MMO’s & other free-to-play games are increasingly hitting consoles thanks to the power of the next-gen systems (Xbox One & PS4) and the online infrastructure of both consoles which can now sustain these kinds of games.

It sounds like SoulCalibur: Lost Swords may have been the less popular of the two Fighters, but I imagine that the shutdown of Tekken Revolution can’t be too far behind.

Will you be playing SoulCalibur: Lost Swords before it officially ends on November 30th?