Did you forget Bless Unleashed was still happening this year? Because it is! Bandai Namco and Neowiz announced the new game last year, and though Neowiz was quick to remind everyone it’s a different team, not the Bless Online team, working on the game, the news that it would be a console-first MMORPG set angry Bless Online fans and frenemies on ablaze with anger over the belief that they were inadvertently funding another game.
“Every aspect, from the story to the combat, to the skill progression has been carefully crafted to portray a new console MMORPG experience,” the devs wrote last August. “Bless Online and Bless Unleashed are completely different games, sharing a similar art style and existing in the same game world. […] Ultimately, we want the Bless IP to thrive in as many places for as many players as possible. Hence, we decided to make a new game for Xbox One owners. It retains the world and style of Bless Online, but is a completely new experience with console players in mind.”
This week, publisher Bandai Namco has sent round a new video detailing Unleashed’s five classes: Berserkers, Mages, Rangers, Priests, and Crusaders. (Neowiz isn’t even mentioned in the press release, for what that’s worth.) The company also reiterates the 2019 launch window, so stay tuned for that.