The upcoming online roleplaying game Blade & Soul is going into its closed testing phase this fall. While the precise date has yet to be revealed, publisher NCSoft is already starting to whet their community’s appetite for joining the game by releasing information on the upcoming Founder’s Packs. As you might know, these game packs allow players to buy themselves into the closed testing stages of a game without having to wait for an alpha or beta key. In the case of Blade & Soul, the Founder’s Packs might also include exclusive items and a premium membership. Additionally, purchasing one of the game packs also allows players to delve into the RPG a few days before the official closed beta starts. There are three different starter packs ranging between $24.99 and $124.99.
|Head Start Access||YES||YES||YES|
|Character pre-generation||Not Available||1||2|
|Exclusive Head Accessory||Not Available||Not Available||YES|
|Exclusive Weapon Skin||Not Available||Not Available||YES|
|Two Exclusive Costumes||Not Available||Not Available||YES|
|Item Pack||Not Available||Starter||Extended|
|Character Alteration Voucher||Not Available||1||2|
|Premium Membership||Not Available||30-day||90-day|
|Additional Character Slot Voucher||Not Available||2||5|
|NCoin||Not Available||2,400 ($30)||7,200 ($90)|
|Premium Membership Level||Lv 2||Lv 3||Lv 4|
If you are not interested in purchasing a Founder’s Pack, but are still looking forward to delving into the MMORPG, you should check out Blade & Soul’s latest trailer, which introduces the title’s factions. Blade & Soul runs with a modified version of the Unreal Engine 3.
NCSoft is hoping to officially launch the roleplaying game in Q1 2016 – if the closed beta goes smoothly, that is! The game will be available for free upon its release.
Source: Press release