Tencent Games, the publisher for Blade & Soul and Blade & Soul Mobile in China, recently announced the mobile game will enter the Closed Beta phase on 17 August. The previous test phases were mostly small scaled ones, and I guess you could count them as Alpha tests. Blade & Soul Mobile is a strategic card game, where players can form a team of five characters from the game’s lore.
The game seems fairly easy to understand, with each character card able to upgrade up to a massive 7 times, with art work and color changes made to signify a card’s quality. No doubt some form of monetization will be indirectly involved. NCsoft did state it is keen to expand its mobile games business globally, but it remains to be seen when Blade & Soul Mobile will hit the English market.