NCSoft just announced the open beta date of Blade & Soul in Taiwan – the beta begins on November 20. Just like the China version and unlike the Korean version, the Taiwanese Blade & Soul is going to be free-to-play. Better yet, it will include some improvements that are bound to make gameplay more enjoyable, such as removing the stamina system and offering permanent costume drops. This version won’t include a VIP system (thanks MMOCulture).
While NCSoft is working on this version, we’re still waiting for news on the Western Blade and Soul versions. We haven’t given up hope yet and we’re willing to admit that NCSoft is targeting 2015 as the release year for Blade & Soul North America and Europe, but we would really love some feedback from the studio. Anything would do – a screenshot, a simple “more news soon” or even a cancelation, just don’t leave us in the dark anymore!
If you understand Chinese, you can watch the Blade & Soul Taiwan open beta announcement video below.