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Plenty of Blade, But What About Soul?

Blade & Soul may not be a new game anymore, having been out in other regions for 3 years now, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been anxiously awaited here in the EU and NA. But after all the hype, all the downloads and queues, how is the actual game after dozens of hours of playing? Read on for our full review.

Rising Waters Deploys Today, Over 2M Players Achieved

Blade & Soul players looking for more content will be happy to hear that the Rising Waters content expansion will deploy today. To show off what can be expected, the development team has posted the official patch notes.

Finding its Niche Audience

It has been almost a month since the EU/NA version of Blade and Soul was released. Many current players have noticed a reduction of the population on servers which is to be expected, of course, though there is some thought that this will continue until the game finds its core audience.

Review in Progress Part 2

Another week, another several levels on my Blade Dancer, and I’m still enjoying my time with Blade & Soul. In some regards, my experience with the game has improved, while with others I’m left in the cold. Read on for more adventures of the Grasshopper in my ongoing review in progress.

The Lore Behind Mushin's Tower Revealed

On February 10th, Blade & Soul will be updated with the Rising Waters content expansion, the centerpiece of which is Mushin's Tower. The official site has a new lore piece to give players a feel for the importance of the tower and how it will test each warrior's skill and ability to survive.

1v1 Cup Tournaments to be Part of ESL

ESL has announced that Blade & Soul will become part of its stable of eSports titles. The site will host both North American and European 1v1 Community Cup tournaments set to begin on February 7th. All players of level 15 and above can take part according to region and can sign up on the ESL site.

Review in Progress

We’ve been playing Blade & Soul alongside the million-plus new players to NCSOFT’s latest game over the past week and a half. In that time, we’ve leveled up an Assassin to 25, a Blade Dancer to 25, and several other alts. One thing’s for sure… B&S combat is superb. But is there more to it than that? Read on for our review in progress.

Playthrough with RipperX #1

Blade & Soul is a martial arts fantasy MMORPG currently in development by NCsoft and its Team Bloodlust division. The game will have stylized art and character designs by famed artist Hyung-tae Kim, and will feature lush environments and gameplay that borrows elements from fighting games, platformers, and even tosses in a few puzzles. With some of the most action-oriented combat in the genre and intensely competitive PVP, B&S is bound to have more than a few fans. Official Site: http://www.b

Rising Waters Update Set to Flood Servers February 10th

The Rising Waters update to Blade & Soul is now announced as being ready for deployment on February 10th. The update will feature new end game content with three new max-level content adventures that will increase a player's martial abilities. In addition, Bloodshade Harbor, a 4, 6 or 24 player dungeon will be released.

One Million Active Players Since Launch

NCSoft has announced that over a million active players have taken part in Blade & Soul since its official launch less than a week ago.

Even MORE Servers Incoming

The Blade & Soul team has posted on the official forum that a second round of servers will be deployed as all servers, including the most recently added, are full. Two more servers each for North America and Europe will be added and new hardware has been ordered proactively in case more are required.

Hang Out with Bill & His Blade Dancer Tonight

Our own Bill Murphy will be streaming a bit of Blade & Soul action tonight. Join the MMORPG.com Streams channel at 6:30 pm Pacific / 9:30 pm Eastern. Hang out with Bill's Blade Dancer, Toboko on Old Man Cho!

Peek Into the Crystal Ball & Divine the Future

NCSoft has released a new trailer that gives hints to players about what they can expect in the next several months via content updates. The video features snow-capped mountains, beautifully detailed palaces, wicked looking monsters, epic fights and much more. See what you think in this minute plus teaser and leave us your thoughts in the comments.

Server Capacity Expanding, New Servers Incoming

The Blade & Soul team has taken to the game's official forums with the welcomed news that steps are being taken to ease the overcrowded servers and to reduce the long queue times that many players are experiencing.

The Weird, Wonky, and Wonderful Things So Far

I’ve been playing Blade & Soul a lot since its Head Start began late last week, and today I’m happy to report that I’m still having a good time, for now. The core of B&S enjoyment, at least for me, is in the game’s combat, PVP, and group dungeons. The combat essentially being the chief reason I’d recommend people play this F2P MMORPG. But that doesn’t mean NCSOFT’s most recent effort is perfect.