Let's hope she's involved...

Namco Bandai is turning Soulcalibur into a free to play game, following its experiment with Tekken Revolution. Soulcalibur: Lost Swords is headed to the PS3 later in the year, according to Japanese magazine Famitsu.

The company is also working on Ridge Racer Driftopia, which adopts a similar mechanic.

There's little else to report on Soulcalibur: Lost Swords aside from the name and the fact that it's free to play, with no screens or videos available at present.

The weapons-based fighting series has been through five major iterations so far, not including PSP and Wii spin-offs. Soulcalibur V sold 1.56 million copies worldwide, which was less than its immediate predecessor.

[source eurogamer.net, via gematsu.com]