NCSoft officially announced today (Jan. 25) that just days after the official launch of the new MMORPG, Blade & Soul, in North America and Europe, the game has already reached more than one million players. Blade & Soul received its western release on January 19. The game was previously released in Korea and China and was already a hit last year. After achieving massive success, it was bound to make a play for the western hemisphere. It seems to have paid off very well.
Speaking on the news, NCSoft West CEO Dr. Songyee Yoon stated: “At NCSOFT, we are committed to providing our players an extraordinary experience across all of our games. It is thrilling that so many people are excited about the arrival of Blade & Soul in the West, and we will continue to work tirelessly to make sure our amazing players have a great time in this epic game.”
John Burns, senior vice president of publishing at NCSoft West added: “The sheer enthusiasm – not to mention volume – of North American and European players that have jumped into Blade & Soul since launch has been tremendous. Blade & Soul is one of the most exciting games for Western players in 2016.”
Blade & Soul is free-to-play and features an epic story of revenge and an innovative combat system. The game is available for download at this link.