Blade & Soul, a martial arts-themed, action-combat MMORPG by NCSoft, will start their closed beta on October 30. Anyone interested in participating in the closed beta can purchase the Founder’s Pack for $25 — which guarantees a spot — or they can sign up on Blade & Soul‘s official web site.
Full version of Blade & Soul is expected to be released in the first quarter of 2016. The game was originally released in Asia in mid-2012. After reaching several million subscribers throughout China, Japan and South Korea, developers announced the game would be released domestically in September 2012.
Blade & Soul is described by NCSoft as “set in a beautiful and diverse world, and featuring a deep and cinematic story.” The game is heavily inspired by Far East and martial arts mythology. The game boasts a combo-driven action combat system that is playable in PvE dungeons or 1v1 PvP Arena battles.
Characters can choose from four human-based races: Gon, Lyn, Yun (female-only) and Jin. Characters have an array of unique classes to choose from: Blade Master, Destroyer, Summoner, Force Master, Kung Fu Master, Assassin and Blade Dancer. Players can choose between two warring factions: The Cerulean Order and The Crimson Legion.
Check out the 2015 Closed Beta Weekend Schedule:
- Weekend 1: Oct 30–Nov 2 [English only]
- Weekend 2: Nov 13–16 [English only]
- Weekend 3: Nov 24–30 [English, French, German]
- Weekend 4: Dec 11–14 [English, French, German]
- Weekend 5: Dec 18–21 [English, French, German]
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