What is Blade & Soul® about?
Blade & Soul tells the story of your quest for vengeance and redemption against a backdrop of Asian fantasy. Gameplay prominently features martial arts inspired combat combined with Qing Gong "light body" movement, as made famous by films like House of Flying Daggers and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
What races and classes does Blade & Soul have?
There are four races: the towering Gon, the versatile Jin, the female-only Kun, and the diminutive Lyn.
There are six classes in Blade & Soul: the stealthy Assassin, the deadly Blademaster, the axe-wielding Destroyer, the versatile Force Master, the mighty Kung Fu Master, and the elusive Summoner. For more information on these races and classes, see our Game Overview.
Which NCsoft studio is developing Blade & Soul?
What makes this different from other Asian fantasy MMOs?
In the words of Art Director Hyung-Tae Kim: "Blade & Soul goes much further to infuse users' experiences and growth--the people they meet and the situations they encounter while playing the game--which we feel ties in much closer to the genre."
Is Blade & Soul going to be a grinding game like some other MMOs?
Is Blade & Soul PvP, PvE, or some combination of the two?
Will Blade & Soul incorporate any of the gameplay features that ArenaNet™ is implementing with Guild Wars 2®?
Is NCSOFT developing mobile or web-based Blade & Soul applications?
How successful has the game been in Korea?
Will there be a development team in the West to support Blade & Soul?
How will localisation affect the distinctive flavor of the game's storyline?
I'm not familiar with Hyung-Tae Kim. Who is he?
How do you see this game fitting into a very crowded MMO market?
How does this game compare to other NCSOFT titles?
When does the beta start? And how do I sign up?
NCSOFT has not yet finalized beta plans for Blade & Soul, but fans can begin signing up for important information and news by subscribing to the Blade & Soul newsletter.