NCsoft Unveils Next MMORPG

NCsoft Unveils Next MMORPG


A new Asian-centric MMORPG from NCsoft has been announced. Blade&Soul will combine detailed graphics, classic Asian themes, RPG leveling, and intense real time sword play and game mechanics. Coined “Oriental Martial Arts Action” the game should be quite engaging for a large gaming demographic.

Unfortunately, it seems likely that the demographic won’t include North American and European gamers unless NCsoft can come up with a solid marketing scheme to break into the fickle MMORPG market of the West. YouTube trailer, press release, and key features to follow, Engrish and all!


Blade&Soul’ is an Oriental Martial Arts MMORPG that breaks the traditional confined and monotonous game plays, providing the gamers a completely new experience. It is expected to open a new dimension of MMORPG through ‘game environment alteration,’ ‘expansion of tasks that a character can carry out within the game.

The Oriental world portrayed by its unique graphics, diverse stories embedded in Oriental fantasy tales, and maximized action that has never been witnessed in online games until now will lead gamers to a completely new experience.

Publisher: NCsoft

Developer: NCsoft

Genre: Oriental Martial Arts MMORPG

Website: –

Release date: N/A

Main Characteristics

  • Oriental Martial Arts Action: It is full of symbolic and well known Oriental martial art elements such as ‘Energy Ball’, ‘Inner Energy’, ‘Swift jump,’ etc. The important themes of Oriental martial art fantasies such as justice and chivalry are richly spread throughout the game by means of martial art.
  • Oriental-features: Breaking away from the traditional medieval fantasy world, it takes an Oriental mysticism as the background environment. The basic world-view is based on the Korean myth ‘Song of Genesis,’ and the factions within the game are also modeled after Korean mythological characters
  • Constantly Changing Environment: Within ‘Blade&Soul,’ many conditions change according to the play of the gamer, on the other hand, the environment creates diverse situations for the gamers. This system will provide the gamers with a new experience that has not been witnessed until now.
  • Powerful Action: The main motto of battles within ‘Blade&Soul’ is ‘super powerful action’ that can distinguish itself from existing games. Players can knock back opponents and use diverse fancy skills according to the condition the gamers are posed in. The game aspires to provide battles that are enjoyable even by just watching them. Everyone can enjoy the battles of ‘Blade&Soul’ through simple control.

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