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Blade & Soul - Games in Asia

What to expect from Tencent’s game conference today: Moonlight Blade, Kgame, LoL and more

April 16, 2014 | C. Custer

Today, Tencent will host its annual gaming press conference. What should we expect to hear about? A lot of new games and game content!Read More

Check out the trailer for the Blade & Soul anime

March 13, 2014 | C. Custer | One Comment

Blade & Soul the game is coming to Japan this spring, but the anime will hit even sooner. Here’s the show’s first trailer!Read More

Some cast and crew announced for Blade & Soul anime show

February 8, 2014 | C. Custer | 4 Comments

The Blade & Soul anime that was announced earlier this week has a lot of people excited, and now the show’s official site has been updated with some details on the crew and some of the voice actresses who will … Read More

Blade & Soul is getting turned into an anime show

February 6, 2014 | C. Custer

Korean MMORPG Blade & Soul is pretty damn popular in the countries where people can actually play it, which right now is still just South Korea and China. But although the game may be slow to branch out to other countries (no surprises there), it is definitely branching out in other ways, and the latest news is that an animated TV series based on the game will be produced Read More

South Korea’s game devs need to start sharing more

February 5, 2014 | C. Custer

As the success of Blade & Soul (and many other Korean games) in China proves, South Korean companies produce some kick-ass video games. Yet if you ask the average gamer in Southeast Asia or the US how many Korean games … Read More

NCSoft is planning to release a Blade & Soul mobile game in Japan

February 4, 2014 | C. Custer

NCSoft’s PC MMORPG Blade & Soul has taken the world by storm. Or at least the parts of the world that can currently play it; the game is unfortunately currently limited to just Korea and China. But the Blade & … Read More

Blade & Soul’s new year greeting reveals plans for new content in Korea

January 31, 2014 | C. Custer

Today is the first day of the Chinese New Year holiday. Welcome to the year of the horse! In celebration of that fact, Korean developer Team Bloodlust sent a new years’ greeting message to Blade & Soul‘s players in Korea, … Read More

There’s a patch that makes Blade & Soul characters naked, and it’s pretty creepy

January 23, 2014 | C. Custer | 6 Comments

Blade & Soul has taken East Asia by storm, with the game having just launched a new expansion in Korea and its open beta going swimmingly in China. And while you wouldn’t think there’d be need for a nudie patch given how skimpy some of the game’s in-game outfits are, some enterprising modders in China have created one anyway. Read More

Blade & Soul’s Season 2 expansion goes live in South Korea

January 23, 2014 | C. Custer | 5 Comments

NCSoft’s shiny MMORPG Blade & Soul has made a big splash both in Korea and in China where it entered open beta late last year. And now the game’s first big expansion, which is called “Season 2: Hell Island”, has … Read More

Blade & Soul expansion coming to Korean servers; check out the trailer!

January 9, 2014 | C. Custer | One Comment

Blade & Soul may not have an English version yet, but the game has been kicking ass in its native Korea and also in China, where it finally launched in open beta a few months ago (click here for my … Read More

South Korea’s top 10 most popular PC games (December 2013)

December 17, 2013 | C. Custer | 2 Comments

Longtime readers will know that we like to check in on the most played PC games in various Asian countries from time to time, and it has been over a month since the last time we looked at South Korea Read More

The top 10 most popular PC games in China (November 2013)

December 6, 2013 | C. Custer | 4 Comments

Another month has gone by, so it’s time to revisit our monthly list and see what Chinese gamers in the country’s many internet cafes have been engrossed in playing. Read More

Blade & Soul beta first impressions: this game is off the chain!

December 3, 2013 | C. Custer | 3 Comments

Fantasy MMORPGs are a dime a dozen in China. And the fact is, most of them are derivative and terrible. But Blade & Soul, a Korean-developed MMORPG that just launched in beta in China late last week may be the … Read More

Blade & Soul set to begin open beta in China on Nov. 28

November 22, 2013 | C. Custer | 3 Comments

Korean gamers have been enjoying Blade & Soul, the 2012 MMORPG developed by NCsoft, for quite a while now, but the rest of the world has had to wait. But the world’s most populous country won’t have to wait much longer: starting on November 28, any Chinese gamer with a QQ account (which is basically everyone) will be able to play the Blade & Soul beta. Read More