Blade & Soul Goes to Commercial Service on June 30, Subscription Fee Confirmed
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NCsoft today announced that its hit MMORPG Blade & Soul would go into commercial service on June 30 and adopt the payment model of unlimited-time monthly subscription with KRW 23,000 (about USD 20) per month. It will also release a limited number of physical packs from June 26.
According to NCsoft, when Blade & Soul hit the Korean market on June 21, it had attracted over 150,000 players simultaneously in the first hour of its OBT, and the number of servers was increased from 15 to 29 and now has increased to 32 over the weekend, breaking several records set by AION when the latter was first launched.
To build momentum for the OBT, an interesting promotional video of Blade & Soul was played before movies in Korea's Lotte Cinema, at the beginning of which, the audience saw characters using qinggong and landing on seats of the theater gently, then the shot was cut to the in-game animated scenes again. Check out the awesome trailer below.