As I posted previously, Blade & Soul will be published in China by the country’s biggest internet company, Tencent (link). While a secret registration process for selected gamers is going on for the China server and the Korean server preparing for its next Closed Beta phase, a Beijing-based developer released screenshots of its game earlier today.
With Tencent naming Blade & Soul as 剑灵, the developer named their revealed game similarly as well, claiming there is no copyright issue as they registered the name even before Tencent announced the title.
Chinese game website, 17173.com, paid a visit to the developer and was informed the game is currently 60% complete, with characters each having 2500 different actions, over 1100 different action effects and 600 environmental special effects. Some of the actions mentioned include wall-running and climbing.
Players can even set the game’s camera view as a normal 3D game’s or switch it to a 2.5D view, which I presume it as isometric view, similar to Diablo III. The developer plans to enter its first public testing sometime in May this year.