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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

  • 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
  • Everybody Was Kung-Fu Fighting

    During last month's Gamescom, NCSoft was ready to show off its upcoming Asian fantasy MMO, Blade & Soul. We have a full report about what we saw and heard about B&S. Keep reading and then let us know what you think in the comments.

    Reported on Sep 13, 2012
  • Closed Beta Begins in First Half of 2010

    MMOsite is reporting that Blade & Soul will be entering Closed Beta even earlier than Guild Wars 2. Indeed, according to the MMOsite report, Closed Beta for Blade & Soul will begin sometime within the first half of 2010!

    Reported on Feb 10, 2010
  • Added to Game List!

    We know many of you are excited to discuss Blade & Soul given the massive unveiling at this year's G-Star event, so we've taken the liberty to add the game to our game's list!

    Reported on Dec 02, 2009
  • Full G-Star '09 Trailer

    Blade & Soul, NCSoft's next hotly anticipated title was finally and fully revealed at this year's G-Star exhibition in Korea. Not satisfied with the epic nine minute length of their "Vision" trailer for Aion, Blade & Soul's reveal trailer clocks in at a full 11 minutes in length and shows off the game in all its glory. The trailer reveals four new classes, the Destroyer, the Force Master, the Blade Master, and the Kung Fu Master, as well as four new races, the Gon, the Jin, the Kun, and the Lyn.

    Reported on Nov 30, 2009