Blade & Soul Headed West, Potentially Free to Play
It's finally happening guys, Blade & Soul is finally headed to the west. NCsoft announced today their plans for expanding their action combat MMORPG Blade & Soul into western markets. The game has already proven to be an enormous hit in South Korea since its launch almost 3 months ago, ranking one of the top games in PC cafés across South Korea.
For those unfamiliar with Blade & Soul, the MMO combines Asian martial art styles made popular by such films as House of Flying Daggers and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, allowing players to embrace martial arts combat in a vibrant world.
No word yet on the release date specifics or even if the game will adopt a free to play (F2P) model here - it is currently P2P in Korea - but with NCsoft's F2P success with Aion in the west it may be their first F2P release at launch.
If the game does end up going F2P you can expect more coverage from us here at MMOBomb!
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Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009.
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