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MMORPG | Setting:Fantasy | Status:Development  (est.rel Q4 2015)  | Pub:NCSoft
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Blade & Soul News

Latest Headlines for Blade & Soul

  • The Faithful Companion - Weapon Upgrading Detailed

    The Blade & Soul team has published a new article that reveals details behind one of the game's more unique features: Upgrading weapons. In the earliest stages of the game, players will receive a Hongmoon weapon that will remain with them throughout the balance of the game.

    Reported on Sep 30, 2015
  • Slicing & Dicing to Victory - Blade Master Week Begins

    Blade & Soul fans who enjoy up close and personal fighting will want to pay attention these next few days as Blade Master week begins. The team will be on hand during a special live stream on Thursday, September 24th at 10:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm Eastern to show off an in-depth preview of the Blade Master.

    Reported on Sep 21, 2015
  • Skill Trees Explained in Latest Update

    The Blade & Soul site has been updated with a terrific first-look at the way players will progress their characters via the skill tree. According to the introduction, skill progression allows players to define their own individual style.

    Reported on Sep 15, 2015
  • First-Ever Developer Q&A Stream to be Held Today

    The Korean development team of Blade & Soul will be on hand for a special Q&A live stream event today, Friday, September 11th at 9:00 am Pacific / 12:00 pm Eastern.

    Reported on Sep 11, 2015
  • Closed Beta Events Dated, First Event Coming in October

    NCSoft has announced that the Blade & Soul closed beta is getting ready to rock the fan community when the first event kicks off on October 30th. A minimum of five weekend beta events will be held over the course of at least twenty days. Even better for excited fans is the news that Blade & Soul will be launching in Q1 2016.

    Reported on Sep 08, 2015
  • Calling All Founders!

    Want to be among the first to try out the Western adaptation of Blade & Soul? We spoke to NCSoft West about the freshly-launched founders packs, and when we'll be able to get a slice of that Wuxia-themed action.

    Reported on Aug 17, 2015
  • Find Out About Factions All Month

    The month of August will feature a plethora of information about the two Blade & Soul factions, the Cerulean Order and the Crimson Legion. The official site has launched a factions page where new information will be found throughout the month and a special live stream event will be held on August 18th to give players a more visual look at each.

    Reported on Aug 04, 2015
  • Costume Contest Winners Announced

    The Blade & Soul team recently ran a "design a costume" contest. The contest allowed players to create a costume that will be featured in the game when it launches.

    Reported on Jul 28, 2015
  • Seven Launch Classes Revealed

    The Blade & Soul team is ramping up the information release as the western release of Blade & Soul nears. In a brand new reveal, the seven launch classes have been detailed.

    Reported on Jul 22, 2015
  • Pet System Previewed

    A new video has surfaced to show off the pet system that will soon be live on Chinese Blade & Soul servers. The pet system will arrive on servers in August. Pets can be gained through special items or via PvP.

    Reported on Jul 09, 2015
  • Martial Arts & Chi

    The Blade & Soul site has been updated with a new post to give future players a leg up on the lore and use of chi in the game. Understanding the fundamentals of chi is, as the post says, essential to mastering it and using it to its full potential.

    Reported on Jul 07, 2015
  • E3 2015: Free-to-Play Wuxia Action - The Business Model Revealed

    The Chinese Wuxia genre is one of the most celebrated martial traditions in modern films and video games, and Blade & Soul, a new free-to-play MMORPG from NCSOFT, looks to put that genre on center stage. Blade & Soul, which will launch with a fully realized, three-act story at launch, will feature high-level, competitive PvP, with hardcore features like a 1v1 arena in which gear will be equalized to promote player skill.

    Reported on Jun 22, 2015
  • Business Model Details Unveiled

    NCSoft has lifted a corner of the veil covering Blade & Soul, this time with an announcement of what the monetization of the game will look like in North America and Europe.

    Reported on Jun 22, 2015
  • Five Things We Want from Western Blade & Soul

    Whenever an MMO is localized to the West from a different country, there are a whole host of challenges involved. Not only does all of the dialogue have to be translated, but content has to be localized as well. Material may have to be changed or censored or updated for a new audience and payment models are almost never the same.

    Reported on Jun 01, 2015
  • Hands On with Blademaster, Force Master and Summoner

    As we announced elsewhere on the site, Blade & Soul is finally coming to Europe and North America this winter, with a closed beta beginning this fall. The Free to Play MMORPG from Team Bloodsport and NCSOFT has a lot of pent up demand behind it, and we got our hands on the Force Master, Blademaster, and Summoner classes to give you our first impressions.

    Reported on May 19, 2015
  • It’s Finally Coming to America

    Some might say that 3 years is too long to wait for an Eastern bred MMORPG to come to the West. In the case of Blade & Soul, it seems like the long detour to an English client has only created more pent up demand for the Wuxia-themed game from NCSOFT and Team Bloodlust. And we're happy to announce that Blade and Soul is indeed launching as a F2P MMORPG in the US and EU this winter, with a closed beta to begin this fall. The wait, as it were, is almost over.

    Reported on May 19, 2015
  • Friends & Family Beta In Progress for English Version

    Over at Reddit, in the same thread that apparently verifies WildStar is going Free to Play, a Carbine Studios employee let the cat out of the bag that Blade & Soul is still coming to the West, and that it's already in Friends & Family beta testing internally.

    Reported on May 14, 2015
  • No North American or European Release This Year

    German site has stated that indicates NCSoft will be releasing Blade & Soul in either North America or Europe in 2014. While we'd all love this to be true, we reached out to Lincoln Davis, NCSoft Director, Corporate Communications who confirmed that this simply NOT the case. Blade & Soul is now anticipated to be released in North America and the EU sometime in 2015.

    Reported on Sep 25, 2014
  • Japanese Teaser Page Raises Speculation has unearth a new Japanese language teaser page for Blade & Soul. The article goes on to say that there is yet no word whether or not the game will be IP blocked for Japanese users only and/or when it will be released.

    Reported on Feb 03, 2014
  • Season 2 Hinted at In New Trailer

    Blade & Soul 2 will be updating soon in Korea and the development team wants to keep its players thinking about what might be yet to come. To do so, they have released a brand new video that hints at a new storyline.

    Reported on Jan 08, 2014
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