Soulcalibur: Lost Swords Shutting Down

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Soulcalibur: Lost Swords, the free-to-play downloadable game released exclusively for the Playstation 3, will be shutting down its service completely later this year.  Bandai Namco announced plans to terminate the game on its official Japanese website with the game becoming completely unplayable on November 30th.

Official sites for Lost Swords outside of Japan have yet to release their own statements, so the date of closure may vary depending on your region.

The end of Soulcalibur: Lost Swords doesn’t come as too great a surprise, even with it only being less than two years old.  Lost Swords is the worst received game in the Soulcalibur series with a Metacritic score of 38 out of 100 and an even worse user score.

The main source of controversy with the title is that it is pay-to-win by design, with producer Masaaki Hoshino openly admitting that this was their intent, and competitive play, the thing that fighting games are most played for, had to be cut from the title for the sake of preserving this model.  Will you actually be missing Soulcalibur: Lost Swords when it’s gone?

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Soul Calibur: Lost Swords Characters Guide: How to Unlock

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Unlocking all the characters in Soul Calibur: Lost Swords is not a task that’s as difficult as it might seem at first: it’s more a matter of knowledge than skill, which is good especially for non-hardcore players who want to enjoy all the fighters in the game. So if you are curious how to unlock all the characters in Soul Calibur: Lost Swords, this is the article to read!

The game starts with just three playable characters (Siegfried, Sophitia and Mitsurugi). You can instantly unlock two more characters in the game by playing their event quests:

Ivy
Complete her Event Quest – you will eventually receive an unlock key for her.

Taki
Complete the Event Quest, similar to Ivy’s. The quests rotate on a monthly basis (at the moment of writing this article)

Four more characters have been confirmed to be coming soon to Soul Calibur: Lost Swords, and they are:

Astaroth
Will be released sometime in May 2014 and you will be able to unlock the character by completing the Event Quest.

Hilde
Will be released sometime in May 2014 and you will be able to unlock the character by completing the Event Quest 7-3 on Very Hard Difficulty.

Nightmare
Will be released sometime in May 2014 and you will be able to unlock the character by completing the Event Quest 6-2 on Hard Difficulty.

Pyrrha Alexandra
Will be released sometime in May 2014 and you will be able to unlock the character by completing the Event Quest 6-2 on Hard Difficulty.

Other well known characters are rumored to be coming to the game, and some have been also confirmed, like Amy, Seong, Rock and Cassandra, all of them expected to become available by the end of the year. As soon as that happens, we will make sure to update our guide to let you know how to unlock them.