Namco Bandai is really into the free-to-play model these days.
After revealing free-to-play versions of Tekken , Ace Combat and Ridge Racer , the publisher has announced a new one: Soulcalibur: Lost Swords .
As unveiled in the latest Famitsu edition (and as translated by Gematsu ), Namco Bandai is making the new F2P fighter for the PlayStation 3. We don't know exactly when it will arrive, nor can we be confident of a Western release. For the time being, we can just assume it'll be available for the PS3 in Japan some time later this year, or perhaps early-to-mid-2014.
Soul Calibur V was released for current-gen consoles last year, and it was another solid, highly entertaining combat experience. This series rarely lets us down, so Lost Swords should be good.
Related Game(s): Soul Calibur: Lost Swords