More Than One Million People Have Played NCSOFT West's Blade & Soul

Jan 25, 2016, 11:00 ET from NCSOFT West

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Jan. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Within days of its official launch in North America and Europe, NCSOFT West's highly anticipated MMORPG, Blade & Soul, has reached a milestone of more than one million people playing the game.

"At NCSOFT, we are committed to providing our players an extraordinary experience across all of our games," said Dr. Songyee Yoon, CEO of NCSOFT West. "It is thrilling that so many people are excited about the arrival of Blade & Soul in the West, and we will continue to work tirelessly to make sure our amazing players have a great time in this epic game."

After achieving massive success in Korea and China, Blade & Soul was released on January 19, 2016 in the West, bringing a surge of players online to experience the epic story of revenge and innovative combat system of this free-to-play game. In the coming months, players can expect a regular cadence of content updates and patches to further enhance gameplay and the overall Blade & Soul experience.

"The sheer enthusiasm – not to mention volume – of North American and European players that have jumped into Blade & Soul since launch has been tremendous," said John Burns, senior vice president of Publishing at NCSOFT West. "Blade & Soul is one of the most exciting games for Western players in 2016."

To enter the world of Blade & Soul, players need only create a free NCSOFT account and then download the game client:

About Blade & Soul
Blade & Soul®, developed by NCSOFT's Team Bloodlust, tells the story of players' quest for vengeance and redemption against a backdrop of Asian fantasy, set in a beautifully crafted online world. Blade & Soul prominently features martial arts inspired combat and Windwalking movement, as depicted in classic Asian martial arts adventure films. For more information on Blade & Soul, visit

About NCSOFT West
NCSOFT® is the world's premier publisher and developer of massively multiplayer online games, including the critically acclaimed Aion®Blade & Soul®Lineage®Guild Wars® and WildStar® franchises. NCSOFT West is a division of NCSOFT that holds operating responsibilities for North America, Europe, South America and Australia/New Zealand. More information can be found at