Namco Bandai appear to be registering the trademark for the title ‘Soul Calibur: Lost Swords’.
As spotted by Gametsu the tale of souls and swords might be set for a new entry if this trademark comes of anything.
But what, if anything, could ‘Lost Swords’ be? The last time we had a non-numerical outing for the franchise it was for the PSP entry Broken Destiny. The time before that it was Legends, the conceptionally sound but actually duff Wii spin-off that turned the fighter into more of a roaming brawler.
The mainline series has always been numbered, and Soul Calibur V was a pretty good entry after the fairly limp Soul Calibur IV. That said Soul Calibur V was somewhat absent from EVO this year bringing to question the series’ popularity. Perhaps a non-numbered next-gen re-boot is on the cards.
Or maybe it’s a mobile game. Please don’t be a mobile game.