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NCSoft’s Blade and Soul player count surpasses 1m

Less than a week after it launched, new MMO Blade and Soul has shot past one million active players.

NCSoft’s title launched on Tuesday January 19th 2016 in Europe and America following its debut in China and South Korea in 2012.

The publisher announced that Blade and Soul was set for a Western launch in May of last year, with a January release date revealed in November.

"At NCSoft, we are committed to providing our players an extraordinary experience across all of our games," NCSoft West CEO Songyee Yoon said.

"It is thrilling that so many people are excited about the arrival of Blade & Soul in the west, and we will continue to work tirelessly to make sure our amazing players have a great time in this epic game."

NCSoft West’s SVP of publishing John Burns added: The sheer enthusiasm – not to mention volume – of North American and European players that have jumped into Blade & Soul since launch has been tremendous. Blade & Soul is one of the most exciting games for Western players in 2016.”

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