The latest Blade & Soul server in Japan entered its commercial phase earlier today. The business model used is monthly Pay-to-Play (P2P), with 2 different packages – 30 days at 3,000 JPY (30 USD) and 90 days at 9,000 JPY (88.80 USD). A special 40 days package is on sale as well, each with different bonuses.
The game is apparently free for the first 15 levels, with no content restrictions. NCsoft will be mass marketing the game, in conjunction with the currently-airing Blade & Soul anime, live-streams, hardware promotions and various live events. The next Blade & Soul server will be located in Taiwan.