After wasting a hundred minutes of my life watching a boring keynote and waiting for relevant news that never came, we’re back to actual gaming news, with NCSoft finally announcing the closed beta of its wuxia MMORPG Blade & Soul.
Blade & Soul is known among the MMORPG community for its fast action and for the sexy character design and artwork by Korean illustrator Hyung-Tae Kim.
The closed beta will start on October 30th for the English language client, and on November 27th for German and French. Here’s the full schedule:
- Weekend 1: Oct 30–Nov 2 [English only]
- Weekend 2: Nov 13–16 [English only]
- Weekend 3: Nov 24–30 [English, French, German]
- Weekend 4: Dec 11–14 [English, French, German]
- Weekend 5: Dec 18–21 [English, French, German]
Beta weekends will run from Friday at 10am PDT to Monday at 10pm PDT.
Blade & Soul will be released exclusively for PC in the first quarter of 2016, a whopping four years after its release in Korea. Better late than never.