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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B2P: Do Able
"As the launch date draws nearer, we will have more information to share on price and business models. However NCsoft is actively evaluating what gaming fans in Europe and the United States want, and we are committed to creating a business model that will meet our fans' expectations."
So make sure you sign up for the newsletter, join the community and when its time, tell them your wants. Maybe, just maybe they will listen.
Well let us wait and see I guess, this game is quite fun as long as there is no lag and the class choices even tho limited to what I could pick on the private server was still cool.
All the way !
Had to say it sincei know that,No one else will with that game style :D
A: NCsoft is actively evaluating what gaming fans in Europe and the United States want, and we are committed to creating a business model that will meet our fans' expectations.
Also @Zanak -- Yes, there will be EU server. There is an NA, UK, Deutsche and French version of the website by the way.
If it will be F2P, i'm definately joining :D!