NCsoft is to bring its Korean MMO, Blade & Soul, to the west, the publisher has announced.
NCsoft has indicated that it doesn't expect to release its MMO sequel Guild Wars 2 until 2011, although it might get as far as closed beta testing in 2010.
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.