Blade & Soul to Launch in Europe and NA This Winter
NCSoft has just announced that (finally!) Blade & Soul will launch in North America and Europe this winter, with a Closed Beta planned for Autumn. This Korean MMORPG was released back in 2012 in the asian market and now will finally arrive in the western territories.
At launch, the Western version of Blade & Soul will be fully localised into English, German and French (including voice-over). Will it be free to play in NA & EU? Soon we'll know. Additional information about the business model will be revealed this summer.
Blade & Soul is set in an Asian-mythological world where players can enjoy action-based combat with ability combos and a flexible party role system that does not require dedicated healers. .
“Blade & Soul is one of the most anticipated online games by Western consumers", commented John Burns, senior vice president of publishing at NCSOFT West. “This is a tremendous opportunity to bring one of the most successful and fun online games in Asia to our Western audience this winter and we can’t wait to deliver this extraordinary and distinct gaming experience to millions of new players across Europe and North America”.
Check out the latest trailer: