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Blade and Soul to get January 2016 launch, beta-testing starts next week

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NCSOFT West has announced that Blade and Soul, a free-to-play Korean fantasy martial arts MMO, will be making its Western debut on 19th January, 2016. Those who invest in two of the three Founder's Packs will get early access on 11th January, 2015 while all Founder's Pack pre-purchasers can enter the game on 15th January, 2015.

Force Master Class revealed for Blade and Soul MMO

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Blade and Soul is an action-RPG MMO coming out of the Korean developer NCSoft. The game combines colorful environments and characters with a combat system heavily focused on stylish martial arts. This week, the developer revealed a new class for the game: The Force Master.

First Beta weekend for MMO Blade and Souls kicks off in late October

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NCSOFT has announced that the closed Beta for its martial arts MMO Blade and Soul will kick off this October, with the first of a minimum of five Beta weekends covering at least 20 days.

Early testing will help the team squash any bugs or performance issues before the game goes live in early 2016. You can sign up for the Beta over on the game's official website.

Founder's Packs now available for martial arts MMO Blade and Soul

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Founder’s packs are now available for martial arts MMO Blade and Soul, offering a range of different content packages ranging from the affordable to the insanely expensive.

For £18.99/$24.99 you'll get the Initiates Pack, which will let you access a closed Beta later this Fall, and a three-day head start, along with some in-game currency. At the other end of the spectrum is the Master Pack for a whopping £94.99/$124.99, which contains a whole bunch of extra stuff, including some unique in-game content.

NCSOFT details free-to-play and premium membership options for the Western release of martial arts MMO Blade and Soul

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Publisher NCSOFT has revealed its planned free-to-play business model for Blade and Soul, the Korean martial arts themed MMORPG that's coming to Western audiences later this year.

”The free-to-play model will give players unrestricted access to all content within Blade and Soul,” the company explains. ”NCoin, a currency already used for NCSOFT games such as Aion and Lineage 2, will enable players to purchase things like convenience items (food and experience potions), quality of life improvements (such as inventory and character slots) and cosmetic items (such as costumes and pet accessories).”

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