Blade & Soul

Guild Wars 2 expected in 2011

Might get into closed beta next year.

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 unveils Blade & Soul MMO

NCsoft unveils Blade & Soul MMO

Martial arts from Lineage II brain.

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.

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