After a few years of inactivity with regards to the MMORPG (Although never removing it off their games list), NCSoft have confirmed that the martial arts MMORPG Blade & Soul will be released in Western markets during Winter 2015/2016 (Summer 2015/2016 in the Southern Hemisphere). This game will be available in English, French and German; meaning even more players will be able to access this one version.
Blade & Soul is an action-based martial arts MMORPG set in a fantastical Ancient Eastern world, with a story of revenge and vengeance that follows traditional wuxia literature. You’ll be battling enemies with a strategic- and combo-based combat style and channeling your inner chi to perform supernatural Windwalking abilities such as gliding through the air, running across water, and sprinting up walls.
– Official Blurb on the Game
Closed Beta testing for Blade & Soul will begin later this year, with more information to be rolled out over the coming weeks and months. As Blade & Soul is an online game I have been interested in for quite a few years now, am personally excited they finally made the announcement.
The company also held an almost 1 hour 20 minute long livestream a few days ago regarding the game, where they showed off some pre-alpha gameplay and answered fan questions. While I encourage you to watch the video for all the details if interested, some highlights include a confirmation that there will be: a) No fatigue system similar to the Chinese server and b) There is no in-game censorship at this point in time.