Blade & Soul Founder's Packs Now Available: Launch Window Finalized

Michael Byrne
By Michael Byrne, Editor in Chief
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What should come as absolutely no surprise to anyone is news that Blade & Soul will be offering Founder's Packs for sale in anticipation of its launch. While we already knew that Blade & Soul's Western release was slated for Winter, the window gets a little smaller today as NCSoft revealed that the free to play MMORPG will release in Q1 of 2016.

Blade & Soul will offer 3 different Founder's Packs to North American and European players. Price points are $24.99, $74.99, and $124.99 with all three price points including full closed beta access and a 3 day head start come launch time. The two higher priced packs also come with extra in game items, cash shop currency and varying amounts of Premium Membership.

“We have been hard at work to bring Blade & Soul to North American and European players, and today’s announcement brings us one step closer to our Closed Beta Test this Fall,” said Nicolas Coutant, producer at NCSOFT West. “Our Founder’s Packs offer players meaningful bonuses and extras that will enhance their experience with the game before launch and well beyond.”

You can view the contents of each Founder's Pack here and if you buy one be sure to comment here on which one you bought and why.

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Michael Byrne
Michael Byrne, Editor in Chief
Mike “Magicman” Byrne has been a part of the MMOBomb family for years and serves as the site’s current Editor-in-Chief. His love for MMOs and gaming in general has led him to covering games for numerous websites including Gamebreaker TV and XIV Nation where he proudly displays his fanboy flag for FFXIV:ARR.

Discussion (27)

Murmaider 7 years ago
The only thing this game has going for itself is the PVP, the PVE is bland, so for everyone saying this will kill all the other mmos in NA or EU; it won't. A true killer needs a good balance of both PVE and PVP.

B0ss 7 years ago
I been waiting for this game since 2007.

Overlord 7 years ago
the items are so bad for founders its a joke.
the game is 2 years + old the company didnt bother taking that into consideration when pricing founders?

they do realize thanks to them releasing the english version i already see so many private english servers popping up ...

well all i will say is its not worth buying founders imo

ppl who pay its ur money i wont judge but a word of advice Stay away from those packs!

Skyshatter 7 years ago
“We have been hard at work to bring Blade & Soul to North American and European players, and today’s announcement brings us one step closer to our Closed Beta Test this Fall,” rly? working hard the game if out since 2012 working hard 3 years doesnt look like it

ps: dont get me wrong i`m still gonna play the sh@t out of it

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gameversion 7 years ago
hahahaah they trying to cash grab they really trynig to cash grab after the fcking 4 years wait fuck you guys

tttttt 7 years ago
u are stupid to think its too late to realease it for us ... this mmo will simply kill all mmos that are out right now in eu and na since they are all shit, and MAYBE ... when BD comes it will be better than BnS

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Nidoto 7 years ago
I can see why most people would be scared of buying a founders pack due to the fact that there is a chance NCsoft will money grab and take every dime from you. For example ArcheAge which was suppose to be a great game but was a total failure due to the greedy company. However you all complain about B&S being released after so many years. But the fact is, that is how most games are from Korea or Japan. They usually take 1-2+ years to come to America. As a B&S fan i bought a founders pack and will be happy to play the game on official Western servers. I think it's great even though it is a couple years old does not mean it is not fun, or that new content will not be added.

Malice 7 years ago
Game is about 4 years old already. Real fans have already played it on the Russian private server and China. NCSucks is looking for a cash grab

marcin 7 years ago
This game is already available to play on Russian serves... Regarding funder pack i could get one 2 years ago as now this game is old crap

Remb 7 years ago
Archeage taught me a valuable, and expensive lesson

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TheEnygma 7 years ago
one of the few games I'd actually buy a Founder's Pack for. 125$ is a bit pricey but top end Marvel Heroes was what, 200? Archeage 150?

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Mr. WEO 7 years ago
AGREED! This game was hot news 2 years ago, now its old news.. and ofcoarse, even tho its old as hell, they are still going to do the PAY TO PLAY alpha/beta crap.. like its some type of new, never seen before game.. trying to squeeze every penny they can from everyone BEFORE it is even availible to be played.. This PAY TO PLAY until the game has lost its hype, THEN going FREE TO PLAY is a gaming model that is getting WAY OUT OF HAND!!! did you see those pack prices?!?! 75$ and 125$ ARE YOU FREAKING CRAZY?!?! THIS GAME IS OVER 2 YEARS OLD

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kek 7 years ago
I was hyped about this game, but it took them too damn long to release and the kr and jp versions of the game turned out somewhat p2w. Western version will very likely follow the same path.

Thanks, but no thanks.

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