The soul still burns.
It’s looking more and more likely that Namco Bandai is prepping a new Soul Calibur announcement. Yesterday, the publisher submitted a trademark application for a game known as “Soul Calibur: Unbreakable Soul” with the US Patent and Trademark Office. Right now, all we know is that the trademark applies to “computer game software” and also includes a section stating that the game will include online play.
Namco Bandai filed an identical trademark application with the Trademarks and Designs Registration Office of the European Union several weeks ago. So while we’re still waiting on an official announcement, this is definitely more than a rumor.