The Japanese version of Blade & Soul Online is now Free to Play. Is it surprise? Nope, not really having personally played and tested a few months of the overpriced Japanese version, I knew that the game wouldn't last that long with the current P2P model. Plus there are already free versions of the game in other countries! Meanwhile, the NA/EU version is still in the dark. It also looks like the Japanese version is about to get Warlock Class later today or tomorrow.
PearlAbyss and Daum just patched in the 6th playable character today known as the Blader. The new character is currently the fastest playable character in Black Desert Online that wields both a sword and composite bow. He is also able to materialize a dark spirit sword called a Tiger Blade with his other hand granting him dual wield. I'll be trying the character out myself, so expect some videos of it in my channel!
Square Enix is launching another alpha or beta test for Gunslinger Stratos Reloaded Online starting mid next month on March 14th. A lot of my followers are interested in signing up for this game, so I am just writing a short news announcement! I've added my short gameplay video of the game taken during the last alpha test below. The purpose of this test is to verify the integrity of their network code because it had a lot of problems during the last test.
NCSoft Korea is planning on rolling out a couple tests this year on the Hack & Slash MMORPG Lineage Eternal. Gaming news site Inven also mentions that a Global version of the game will be available for testing during the 2nd half of 2015. What does a global version mean? It means it will be playable in English and perhaps other languages. Learn more about the game in my Lineage Eternal Preview.
NaddicGames and Nexon Korea is adding another new character to the Closers Online team. The long awaited Mistletein fresh from Berlin is a new lance type character who is really cute! You can check out the two new trailers below or test him out today. I'm definitely going to try him out later this week.
Nexon Korea released an English version of their Investor Presentation 2014 which shows a lot of statistics involving revenue, sales, future plans, upcoming games this year, shareholder values, annual losses, and more. The information may not be relevant towards gamers, but it is amusing looking at all the numbers and the list of upcoming games!