[Game website] NCsoft has announced that Blade & Soul will launch in Europe and North America this winter. The game unlike any other, set in an Asian, mythological world where fast-paced combat collides with the visual beauty of a martial arts online universe. Since its launch in Asia in mid-2012, Blade & Soul has attracted millions of players across South Korea, China, Taiwan, and Japan.
“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”.
Blade & Soul delivers an engaging story and vibrant world for players to explore. In the game, players must fight to avenge the death of their fallen master in a classic wuxia storyline. “Wuxia” is a broad genre of Chinese fiction concerning the adventures of martial artists in ancient China. As players progress, they will see a fusion of Asian cultures that delivers stunning landscapes and vistas.
Blade & Soul defies typical MMO conventions, delivering action-based combat with ability combos and a flexible party system not requiring dedicated healers. It gives players unprecedented movement abilities around the world as their characters leap over mountains and fly through the air. Player feedback will help shape the game, so be prepared as Blade & Soul gets ready for launch!