Releasing merely weeks ago to the western markets; Blade & Soul, the Korean/Chinese infused MMO based on martial arts had hit a resounding amount of success for its beautiful artstyle, engaging combat and deep storyline. It’s no surprise that in the western demographic alone, Blade & Soul has seen over 1 million players playing the game. While other MMO titles have hit this number and more, it’s definitely good to see that there is continued love for something fresh and new in the MMO market.
NCSoft has mentioned, following this announcement, that support for Blade & Soul will not stop in order to keep it fresh and entertaining for years to come. Soogyee Yoon, the CEO of NCSoft went on to say:
At NCSoft, we are committed to providing our players an extraordinary experience across all of our games. It is thrilling that so many people are excited about the arrival of Blade & Soul in the west, and we will continue to work tirelessly to make sure our amazing players have a great time in this epic game.
Blade & Soul was released on the 19th of January, 2016 in the west while China and Korea received the game in 2012. It is a free-to-play MMO with the option to pay for microtransaction. These microtransactions are simply quick ways to get materials, cosmetics and small tools that don’t have a huge impact on players. You can pick up Blade & Soul from their website here.