Blade & Soul II begins pre-registration in Korea as a showcase video shares gameplay details

    
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We know that the MMO Blade & Soul II is on our horizon here in the west sometime this year, but that horizon has gotten a bit closer in its native South Korea as the game kicked off pre-registration for the game in the region yesterday, complete with another teaser trailer.

The beginning of pre-registration also saw the premiere of a pre-recorded showcase presentation with NCsoft founder Kim Taek-Jin, who offered a variety of additional gameplay details for the upcoming MMO.

First off, while the game is a mobile title, Blade & Soul II will also be available on PC and will be cross-platform, with plans to be added to console and cloud gaming platforms in the future. As for where this game falls in the timeline, it reportedly isn’t a sequel so much as a brand new story within the original game’s world. On the subject of the game’s world, that will feature new locations to discover and bosses to conquer.

As for combat, that’s getting a major revamp in the sequel: Combat will feature active blocking and dodging mechanics and reportedly even make use of the terrain, while characters won’t have classes so much as have their combat style tied to one of six weapons — axe, gauntlet, sword, bow and arrow, Force focus, and ritual bell. Additionally, weapons will have traits that have an effect on combat.


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XSetiX

While I love NC soft games I can’t play them anymore, I got sick of them seeing me as a walking talking bag of money to be endlessly exploited.

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ForsetiGod

This sounds like frontier world but worse.

I’m excited to see how much it sucks this time round :D

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Utakata

“Blade & Soul II will also be available on PC and will be cross-platform…”

*The pigtails suddenly perk right up*

…really!? o.O

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Francis Baud

Didn’t know they were developing a sequel to B&S. I find it disappointing that it’s a mobile MMORPG though. Also the number of views of the trailer (4,2M) doesn’t seem to match the number of comments (465).

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Katzvariak

X platform* also, noteveryone who watches youtube needs to comment

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Gipfeli

i like your blue eyes :)!
of course not everyone will comment but dude, 4.2M > 465 comments…

if i’d buy bots for views, i’d pay the extra buck to also get some of them to comment on my product to make it a wee bit less obvious

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ChoJun

on a shitty not known music video with 50,000 views there’s 100-300 comments at minimum. now it’s +4,000,000 on a video game, that majority of gamers know and some of them even follow everything for the next game, as current bns is garbage. has only 460 comments… it’s either promotial video on korean “playstore” that redirects them to youtube, hence counting a view, or just typical botting.

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TomTurtle

Beautiful, full cinematic shown in the second video. Very flashy and dramatic of course.

I noticed there’s a relatively high dislike ratio on the first video. I have to wonder if that’s due to it being a mobile title or something else.

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ChoJun

definitely cuz of mobile, even if it has compability to play on pc, the game is gonna suffer heavily because it’s made for mobiles, dumber down mechanics, no combat like first game, as there’s no buttons to press, except probably 3-5 x 2 rows of skills, not to mention the typical grinding caps and monetization and other typical mobile garbage features. unless they make seperate gameplay version for pc and pretty much everything else too, what’s definitely not gonna happen, bns IP is most likely dead.