Steparu.com 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.
I would say that releasing this game is "too late" but looking at how successful the Chinese version has become, I think it will do just fine in Japan. Call me crazy since I have decked out characters in the Korean version and I decided to level up a new character on the Chinese servers all over again. Nevertheless it was still a fun experience the fourth or fifth time around. Maybe I will explore the Japanese version and start all over again when that comes out and perhaps in the NA/EU version which is going to be released... uhh maybe this year?
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