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Rumor: Blade & Soul testing postponed until 2012

Jef Reahard

Fans of Korean MMORPGs have a lot to look forward to over the next year, what with the impending release of Bluehole Studios' TERA and Jake Song's ArcheAge Online currently undergoing closed beta testing. One title that won't be seeing the light of day any time soon is NCsoft's Blade & Soul. CFO Jaeho Lee recently indicated that "Blade & Soul is expected to launch [its] first test in 2012."

The fantasy martial-arts MMORPG is being developed by Team Bloodlust and Hyung-tae Kim, and looks to be taking a page out of The Old Republic's (and TERA's) book by focusing on story rather than grinding.

[Update: We've marked this as a rumor because of no official source link from MMOsite. Thanks to everyone who so kindly notified us of that fact. Do you kiss your mothers with those mouths?]

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