Blade & Soul is officially coming to NA and Europe, it’s F2P!

Stop the press! After many years of waiting and many fans actually giving up all hope, NCsoft has just announced the upcoming release of the martial arts MMORPG Blade & Soul in North America and Europe! The game is going to launch in English, German and French and will be free-to-play! Pardon us for the excessive use of exclamation marks, but it is what many years of complete silence and plenty of hype did to us!

Anyway, the Blade & Soul western closed beta is planned for this fall, while the launch is expected during the winter. A Blade and Soul Twitch livestream is planned for tomorrow, Thursday 5/21, at 10AM PDT/5PM UTC, when NCsoft is going to reveal more details about the launch and show pre-alpha gameplay.

The Blade and Soul team didn't forget about the many fans: “Finally, a big thank you to all the dedicated fans who have supported Blade & Soul coming to North America and Europe. We have spent a lot of time ensuring that we bring the best version of Blade & Soul to the West and we hope you’re as excited as we are to begin our journey in this incredible world.”

The western version of Blade & Soul is going be a bit behind from other versions (the game is already available in South Korea, China, Taiwan and Japan, where it is mostly a success), but the team promises that it will already “include lots of the updates and improvements from other regions already in-place at launch.”

Looks like this Reddit reveal about Blade & Soul being in a family and friends beta turned out to had some truth to it, after all! You can and should sign up for updates on the official website. Here's the all-new, 2015 Blade & Soul trailer.


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  • Alex19

    O my God that is very good

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  • Grey

    Wow just WOW that’s all i can really say!

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  • Hardmode

    have you an oficial open beta release date aprox?

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  • shinigami

    OMFG IM ALMOST CRYING HERE, SERIOUS, THANK YOU GOD I LIVED UNTILL THIS DAY, AND THANK YOU THA GAME IS GOING TO BE F2P
    (TT^TT)/

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    • srw4rawe4aw

      Really? wow, you one fucked bastard lol.
      Or a total hopeless fanboy with 0 years on mmo exp bar.

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      • shinigami

        WHY?
        and ur mad m8?
        i’ve waited for the game for years.

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  • yokki

    too late. black desert for me. they should have launched it earlier. and until then wildstar for a bit if it goes f2p.

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    • Juan Garcia

      You do know its released on the 26th of May of next year

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      • Muhammad Yasir

        when is wildstar coming f2p??

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        • yokki

          it is not sure if it goes b2p or f2p. in my first post i said IF it goes f2p. IF it goes b2p i will think about it. but either way it should be this summer.
          and black desert i can already play the korean one. during winter will be beta for the us/europe one as well.

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          • Muhammad Yasir

            nice!
            so Wildstar in August (tentative)
            and B.Desert in Winter (Nov/Dec 2015 ?? )

            Great !

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    • Muhammad Yasir

      when is wildstar goiing f2p??

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  • Zero F seiei

    i just hope ncsoft don’t shit the game with p2w stuff/advantage in west.

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  • Sincerity

    Its officially too late, the hype is gone for ages. It took them 4 fucking years..

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  • ShadowFang

    Wow! FINALLY! It’s awesome to finally see this happening! Maybe we’ll all live to see Phantasy Star Online 2 come over someday too now – I have renewed hope 😀

    Seriously, awesome news NCSoft. Really, really thought this was vaporware. About time we’re getting some of that sweet, sweet Blade & Soul (^-^)

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  • Arogon

    I NEARLY LOST HOPE, THIS IS AN EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENT Q.Q or whatever you wanna call it I don’t care I’m
    Just so happy now

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  • Seems to be too late. All the excitement we had years ago has diminished and many people have moved on. I will be giving this a go but the excitement I had for it is nothing compared to what it was a few years ago.

    NCsoft have got a lot of catching up to do and then have to get everything right to ensure they even get a foothold in attracting western MMO fans.

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  • Too litle too late. Black Desert will rule the earth.

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  • Muhammad Yasir

    woohooo!!!!

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  • Good for me bad for my little pc

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  • Feonix

    Already playing it.. it is average at best. Anyone can play, just download the russian version and follow an easy tutorial on how to switch it to english. No patching required. The translation is crap, but I don’t really read quests anyway… kill 10 rats..

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