March 4th is going to be an interesting day for mobile fans here in the west as Netmarble is officially dropping the global edition of Blade & Soul Revolution on both Android and iOS. There are several Blade & Soul spinoffs in development of late, so the key note here is that this one actually is an intentional attempt to “[translate] the breathtaking cinematic stories of revenge from the PC online game Blade & Soul into a cohesive and authentic mobile experience” in the form of an open-world RPG.
“The game will feature five professions at launch – Blade Master, Destroyer, Kung Fu Master, Force Master, and Summoner,” Netmarble says. “The game stays true to its PC roots with a high level of full 3D graphics and large-scale content that has been revamped to perform flawlessly on mobile devices. It displays an eastern-inspired fantasy world with stunning full 3D graphics backed by the Unreal Engine 4, offering massive real-time faction battle and incomparable hands-on action experience.”
The studio is promising “modifications” to suit western sensibilities, including an overhaul of the stamina system. Players who pre-register between now and the launch can still pick up currency and a premium pet.