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Blade & Soul MMO Release Date In US Is Q1 Of 2016, Special Package Announced

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Just a little more patience and the most awaited free-to-play MMORPG gets its Western release in early 2016.

Blade & Soul is popular martial arts MMORPG in Asia, released by NCSoft; the team behind popular online games such as Lineage II, Guild Wars 2 and Wildstar. Blade & Soul was only available in select Asian countries when it was released in 2012 and not a single English version was available. It was promised in 2013 that an English version will be available after the Chinese release and is slated sometime in 2014.

Finally it was announced this year that the English version is on its way in Winter and a closed beta test will start this year. For those who want to get instant access to the closed beta, they can do so by purchasing any from the three Founder packs available right now:

Initiate Pack? ? $24.99

  • Closed Beta and three day head start access
  • Receive two exclusive titles ? Founder and Pursuer of the Wind
  • 20,800 Premium Points (used to increase your Premium Membership Tier)

Disciple Pack ? $74.99

  • Closed Beta and three day head start access
  • Receive three exclusive titles ? Founder, Pursuer of the Wind and Defender of the Ancestors
  • 34,400 Premium Points + Level 3
  • 30 day premium membership
  • Create one character and secure character name before head start
  • Gain two extra character slots at launch for a total of four character slots
  • One character alteration voucher
  • Starter item pack including food, repair tools and more
  • 2,400 NCoin

?Master Pack ? $124.99

  • Closed Beta and three day head start access
  • Receive four exclusive titles ? Founder, Pursuer of the Wind, Defender of the Ancestors and Master of the Golden Path
  • 48,800 Premium Points + Level 4
  • 90 day premium membership
  • Create two characters and secure character names before Head Start
  • Gain five extra character slots at launch for a total of seven character slots
  • Two character alteration vouchers
  • Two exclusive costumes, one exclusive head accessory and one exclusive weapon skin
  • Master item pack including Dragon Trade pouches, potions and more
  • 7,200 NCoin

Blade & Soul will be free-to-play for the PC and is expected to be available on First Quarter of 2016.

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