Blade and Soul, a blockbuster MMORPG

[bladeandsoul]1.jpgBlade and Soul is a Korean massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), that is being developed by NCsoft, the same developer responsible for Aion, but also for Guild Wars and Lineage.

Blade and Soul stands out immediately because of it’s unique art style. It models it’s playable characters off of artwork by renowned Korean manhwa artist Hyung-tae Kim, whose Asian flair is prominent throughout his designs, and sets his artwork apart from other artists. Blade and Soul, embracing that flair, focusing on Asian martial-arts and fantasy instead of European, making for surprisingly exotic and exciting visuals.

Generally, MMORPGs have a european style, and focus heavily on Norse-type mythologies; dwarfs, elves, fairies, swords and sorcery, etc. Even Aion, which doesn’t include typical Tolkien-esque races, feels like a familiar fantasy. Blade and Soul is set in an obviously Asian fantasy world, based loosely on the Korean myth called the “Song of Genesis”.

BS_1024_0520080730144619.JPGAs of yet, there are only two races that have been officially revealed: the Jin, who are essentially stylized humans and excel at sword-based combat, and the Gon, who are physically larger and more muscular then Jin, and specialize in hand-to-hand attacks. The trailer does give the impression of a third race, though they can only be speculated as they are not official yet. Fox-eared children appear at several points in the trailer, as does a great fox/ wolf demon, suggesting that the fox-children are perhaps a playable race, and that they can shift between the two forms.

Blade and Soul‘s combat focus also sets it apart from other games in the genre. The trailer showcases some spectacular attacks, combos and skills; aerial juggling of your opponents, sword summoning, wall running, spectacular jumps and aerial dashes, among other moves. On needs only watch the games’ trailer and be amazed and awed.

Sony has entered an exclusivity deal with NCsoft regarding new titles, as well as already existing intellectual properties. This may very well include Blade and Soul, though none can be certain until it is announced officially.

Keep your eyes peeled for this fantastic title, and any upcoming news!

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Apple to launch iPhone 4S in China.

Telecomworldwire January 4, 2012 Apple on Wednesday announced that it is launching its iPhone 4S in China and 21 additional countries on 13 January 2012.

The iPhone 4S features Apple’s dual-core A5 chip for fast performance and quality graphics; a new camera with advanced optics; full 1080p HD resolution video recording; and an intelligent assistant called Siri. here iphone 4s features

From Friday 13 January 2012 the iPhone 4S will be available in Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bolivia, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, China, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Grenada, Guam, Guinea Conakry, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Niger, Senegal, St. Vincent and The Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos and Uganda. website iphone 4s features

The iPhone 4S is available in black or white, with a suggested retail price of USD199 for the 16GB model, USD299 for the 32GB model and USD399 for the 64GB model.

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