|Digital Release||PlayStation 3
February 06, 2014 (JP)
April 22, 2014 (EU, NA)
|Delisting||September 30, 2015 - In-Game Purchases Disabled
October 27, 2015 - Removed from Store
November 30, 2015 - Server Shutdown
|Links||SoulCalibur: Lost Swords homepage (JP) [Archive]|
Bandai NAMCO announced on September 2nd, 2015 that Soulcalibur: Lost Swords would shut down on November 30th, 2015. By October 27th the game was removed from the PlayStation Store according to a forum thread on PlayStationTrophies. The Google Translated post regarding the shutdown as posted on the Soulcalibur website reads:
■ Thank you for using “SOUL CALIBUR Lost Swords”.
“SOULCALIBUR Lost Swords” has been used by many people since the service started, but unfortunately, the service will be terminated on November 30, 2015. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to everyone for their patronage. The schedule for the end is as follows.
◆ September 30, 2015 – End of sales of “AP recovery medicine” and “Continue ticket”
* Purchased “AP recovery medicine (1 piece, 11 pieces set)” and “Continue ticket (1 piece, 11 pieces set)” are You can use it until the end of the service.
* The actual sales suspension date and time may be slightly different depending on the area where you play.
◆ October 27, 2015 – End of sales of “Treasure Box (1 piece, 6 pieces, 12 pieces)” “Maximum number of comrades UP” “Maximum number of equipment BOX / accessory BOX UP”
* Regarding the actual sales suspension date and time , It may be slightly different depending on the area of play.
◆ 17:00 on November 30, 2015 – End of service
* You will not be able to play after the end of service.
* The above dates and times are subject to change without notice.
Although it is a short period until the end, we look forward to your continued support of “SOULCALIBUR Lost Swords”. If there are other follow-up reports, we will notify you on the in-game INFORMATION, official website, etc.Bandai NAMCO announcement
No explanation was given for the game’s closure, but low microtransaction sales and poor critical reception may have led to Bandai NAMCO shutting down the game.
About the Game
For the first time ever, take up your weapon and join the epic world of Soulcalibur for FREE! Choose from one of your favorite characters of the franchise and journey through an epic tale of suspense and excitement. Find your opponent’s weakness and crush them with one of many devastating elements for a chance to uncover hidden treasures. Use them to customize your characters to truly make it your own unique tale.
Thanks to HandMaskTar and Wakayama_PT for the info on this title