Last February, we shared the good news with you – Bless: Embers in the Storm, aka Bless Online was coming to North America and Europe thanks to an as of then undisclosed publisher. Now, the secret is out – the publisher is Aeria Games, the same studio that brings a lot of Asian MMOs to western territories, including Echo of Soul, Dragomon Hunter or Scarlet Blade.
Developer Neowiz and Aeria Games are hard at work with Bless Online’s localization, aiming to release the game as soon as possible, and by this our guess would be something late 2016. There’s no official release date yet so we’ll keep an eye out for any updates on this.
Bless Online is a visually stunning Unreal Engine 3-powered medieval fantasy MMORPG that had at a time a team of over 150 working on it for several years. Development wasn’t smooth though, as the game had to be delayed for improvements – combat, in particular, was being heavily criticized. In August 2015 Neowiz released a trailer for Bless with English narration, which led us to believe that a global release was really in the cards.