Blade and Soul is finally getting a North American server, and it's opening on January 19th. If you don't know the game, it's a Japanese MMO that's extremely popular in Asian counties, and has a solid NA/EU following as well. It's a PvE and PvP game, it has lots of dungeons and a ranked 1v1 arena. It will be free to play when it comes out, and has been said that the cash shop will have no mechanical benefits at max level.
If you're interested in trying the game out, a Closed Beta weekend is opening up today, there are currently 5,000 keys available from Alienware here:https://na.alienwarearena.com/giveaways/blade-soul-closed-beta-3-key-giveaway
That will likely be out within an hour or two of this post though.
Cascades of quicksilver light streak across the firmament as the celestial voice of Ourania intones, "Oh Jarrod..."