Celebrate the 20th Anniversary for SoulCalibur with the Official Pachislot

Bandai Namco has shown off the upcoming pachislot spinoff for their beloved fighting game series, SoulCalibur.

Featured above, you can view the nine-plus minute long trailer for the upcoming gambling machine, which we covered in our original report.

The latest fighting game in the series, Soulcalibur: Lost Swords, launched back in 2014 for PlayStation 3 as a free-to-play title.


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  • Didney Worl

    Did I miss something? Did Konami buy out Namco Bandai?

  • gwadahunter2222

    Pachinko has always been a huge thing in Japan many publishers have a pachinko’s division

  • Frisky 🂿 Jester


  • Madbrainbox

    What a slap in the fucking face.

  • Jumanji Joe

    Konami’s corruption has spread. This madness must be stopped.

  • gwadahunter2222

    I don’t which is worse between this or Federation Force

  • Vcom7418

    Fuuuuuuuckk youuuuuuuu…

    Still holding out for SC3 remake or SC6

  • GabetheGEN

    Really don’t see how Soul Calibur can work as a pachislot machine. Will this series ever catch a break?

  • Casey

    Another day, another pachislot of a once beloved franchise ruined by idiotic businessmen.

  • Guest

    Oh baby the Konami special

  • Mr0303
  • Mr0303

    I guess this is the latest action in Bamco’s “Fuck Swords” campaign.

  • goodbyejojo


  • Captain Vidya

    >hey guys, how should we celebrate our series’ 20th anniversary?
    >I know, how about PACHINKO?

    Talim playable never ever again… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/567683df20350b9f66a519cf4bd6f70b8b9566fe83b0303c65b845376cb2ee3f.jpg

  • no

  • Oh Bandai you really know how to piss me off.

  • larverto365

    Inb4 Mario Pachinko
    Inb4 Metroid Pachinko
    Inb4 Pac-Man Pachinko
    Inb4 Final Fantasy Pachinko
    Inb4 Pachinko Pachinko
    Inb4 Pachinko Pachinko Pachinko

    You get were I’m going with this.

  • No_Good_Names_Ever

    Why does everything series I like end up with the owners toying with me?

  • Mr0303

    SNK have the antidote.

  • FrostSalamander

    So instead of instead of Soul Calibur VI, or even a fucking remastered collection of games 1-4, we get fucking Pachinko. Unbelievable.


  • Kakaku

    It took Bandai Namco less than a week to make me completely hate them. That’s a new record.

  • sanic

    But its the year of luigi!

  • Kessek

    Pachislot is more profitable.

  • Kessek

    No, you don’t get anything but the Japanese get a new Pachislot machine.

  • Kessek

    Easy. Jackpots trigger cut scenes.

  • Kessek

    Exactly. American casinos are packed with machines by Konami and Namco (and have been for years)

  • Dr.Weird

    Unleash the rising tide of public and vocal disapproval #fucknamco #fuckpachislot

  • RetroGamer

    If I were into this sort of thing, I’d be a huge Konami fan.

  • Kiryu

    This is not funny Bamco.

  • Toki

    RIP oppai sword franchise.

  • That preview trailer had me hyped by playing Brave Soul, Braver Sword, one of favorite themes in the entire series.

    And then they reveal it to be a Pachinko game.


    You don’t hype me with Brave Sword, Braver Soul and tell me it’s a Pachinko game. Nothing in this world gives you that right Bamco. You don’t do that mang.

  • Master Bating

    Just wait until they release a Souls game without From Software developing it.

  • Tubsiwub

    It better make them money… because there are people like me that see this and thus refuse to support the company any further.

  • Audie Bakerson

    Did they really create a fancy 20th aniversary logo just for this?

  • Audie Bakerson

    The good news is that Nippon is about to legalize casinos and pachislots are about to die quickly as REAL gambling steals their market.

  • edge

    The saddest of times.

  • ElKonsolero

    Soul Blade remake when?

  • Uncle Ocelot
  • Uncle Ocelot

    Until gambling becomes legal.

  • Reno Takamiya

    Hit the lever!

    Let’s not and say we did.

  • Madbrainbox

    It goes like this:
    Welcome back to the stage of history!

  • Captain Vidya

    Capcom made a 25th anniversary logo for Mega Man. Look what THAT got us.

  • Didney Worl
  • Joshua Anderson

    I can’t. I’m done. -__-

  • Zufield

    Reminder that Mega Man didn’t even get top billing in the franchise’s anniversary fan game.

  • PixelBuff

    Friendly reminder that everything you love, eventually, will die or be destroyed. Case in point.

  • Γεώργιος Αρχαιοκαπηλίδης

    When Bandai Namco follows Konami’s example.

    And I was whining about Metroid’s anniversary. Good thing that Nintendo is a family-friendly company and doesn’t makes panchiko games.

  • ProxyDoug

    Are those Namco and Konami?

  • Casey

    That must be why SNK got out of the pachislot business…

  • Casey

    I couldn’t find one that had an extra dumpster for capcom’s pachislots too.