Blade and Soul’s Difference
Based on the distinctive visual style of acclaimed artist Hyung-Tae Kim, Blade & Soul combines martial arts inspired combat and Qing Gong action in a classic story of good versus evil set against a backdrop of betrayal, revenge, battling factions, and warring gods.
B&S tells the story of your quest for vengeance and redemption against a backdrop of Asian fantasy. Gameplay prominently features martial arts inspired combat combined with Qing Gong “light body” movement, made famous by films like House of Flying Daggers and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
Unlike other Asian fantasy MMOs which often imitate Western concepts of fantasy, Blade & Soul draws upon the deep and fascinating mythology of a myriad of Asian cultures, which promises to bring Western players a completely new experience rich with intrigue, mysticism, and high-flying martial arts.
In the words of Art Director Hyung-Tae Kim: “Blade & Soul goes much further to infuse users’ experiences and growth–the people they meet and the situations they encounter while playing the game–which we feel ties in much closer to the genre.”