NCsoft has whipped the wrappers off Blade & Soul, a new martial arts-inspired MMO from the creators of Lineage II.
Set in an oriental world with lots of Korean influences, the onus is on fast-paced, dynamic-looking battles. What we've seen is more akin to single-player action games than online worlds.
Visually, though, it's very similar to Lineage II - delicate, intricate, and designed to look a bit like a cartoon.
Elsewhere, we're told PvP and questing will be split down the middle in terms of importance and, apparently, the storyline will have an ending. We expect it will have a beginning and a middle, too.
Blade & Soul is around 20-50 per cent complete, according to a translated interview with art director Kim Hyung-Taek and director Bae Jae-Hyun, and will be PC-exclusive. A western release is unconfirmed.