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    Bless Unleashed (PS4/XB1) - F2P - March 12, 2020

    Coming to Xbox First, Set in the Same Universe as Bless Online
    Bless Unleashed is the first free-to-play MMORPG from Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc., coming first to the Xbox One video game system. Built with the hardcore MMO gamer in mind, Bless Unleashed takes players on an epic multiplayer journey across a vibrant persistent world where gods exist, and mythical beasts are a constant threat. Adventurers will battle – in hopes of surviving vicious, lethal monsters that inhabit the untamed landscape.

    Key Features

    • A Visually Stunning MMORPG Experience – Utilizing the Unreal Engine 4, the game brings unparalleled visuals and deep gameplay mechanics which offer one of the most beautiful MMORPGs built for a console platform.

    • Combo-Driven Gameplay – Survive a menagerie of mythical beasts and other players with deep and rewarding combat system that features skillful combo mechanics coupled with action-oriented combat with dodging. A progression system handcrafted for online play and an integrated players-vs-player (PVP) mode provide added challenges and rewards at every turn.

    • An Immersive Fantasy World – Dive into an open persistent world with a rich backstory and an intricate plot as players uncover divine secrets on their journey to defeat the return of an evil goddess.

    • A MMORPG Built for Modern Consoles – Built from the ground up to be a comprehensively and robustly supported live service, every aspect, from story to combat to skill progression, has been carefully crafted with the console experience in mind.

    • Classic Fantasy with a Twist – Choose between five classic fantasy jobs, including the arcane wielding Mage or the bloodthirsty Berserker. Travel the world in search of the truth about the gods with other adventurers and experience a personal brush with divinity.
    https://www.bandainamcoent.com/games/bless-unleashed

    Good morning, all!

    We’re sure you’re all wondering about the surprise announcement of Bless Unleashed for Xbox One coming in 2019. We know you’ll have a lot of questions surrounding the coexistence of Bless Online and Bless Unleashed. The fact is - they’re two separate games in the same universe. Bless Unleashed is not a port of Bless Online to console.

    Rest assured that more information will be available about Bless Unleashed in the near future, and that we’ll have news for you on the launch of Bless Online on Steam in the coming weeks as well.

    In the interim, we’d like to answer some common questions about this development.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: Will development be focused on the console version now?

    A: No, the console version will not take any focus away from the Steam version. Our focus is still committed to bringing Steam players the best experience possible for the foreseeable future. There are two completely different dev teams making these games. One is handling Bless Online, the other is handling Bless Unleashed.

    Q: Why would this game be made if Bless Online on Steam is still a priority? Does this mean the PC version is now less important?

    A: Bless Unleashed is being developed by a completely different team, Round 8 Studio. They are a studio formed for the creation of Bless Unleashed. We also have separate publishing units that focus on each Bless Unleashed (console) and Bless Online (PC). Specifically, Bandai Namco Entertainment America is the publishing partner for Bless Unleashed, while Neowiz Bless Studio self-publishes Bless Online through multiple teams across the world. Bless Online on Steam will be still a priority for their own dedicated team.

    Q: How does the team plan to manage the two games at once?

    A: We have multiple teams that can focus their attention towards each game, with the console release seeing additional support from our publishing partner. Neowiz Bless Studio and our North American team is managing Bless Online, and Bandai Namco Entertainment America is handling the publishing efforts of Bless Unleashed on Xbox One.

    Q: How will the console title be handled differently than Bless Online in Early Access?

    A: Again, Bless Online and Bless Unleashed are two unique games, sharing the same IP. Early Access for Bless Online has been an opportunity to learn from the player base and make improvements and adjustments leading up to the full release on Steam. The goal of Early Access on Steam was to help us make the necessary changes to Bless Online to make it ready for the Western full release - which is still planned for this year.

    In regards to Bless Unleashed, we look forward to applying much of what was learned and sharing that knowledge with the folks at Round 8 Studio in their quest to make Bless Unleashed as polished and ready for launch as possible in 2019.

    Q: The release date of the Bless Online Steam (full launch) hasn’t been announced yet, will Bless Unleashed and Bless Online be released at the same time?

    A: While the exact release dates for either game haven’t been announced, we can say that Bless Online will fully launch on Steam later this year, while Bless Unleashed on Xbox One will be launched in 2019.

    Q: Why is Bless Unleashed being released so closely after Bless Online?

    A: Our decision to make a new game for consoles was made independently of Bless Online’s launch on Steam. Ultimately, we want the Bless IP to thrive in as many places for as many players as possible. Hence, we decided to make a new game for Xbox One owners. It retains the world and style of Bless Online, but is a completely new experience with console players in mind.

    Q: How is Bless Unleashed different from Bless Online? How is it a “different game”, other than the use of Unreal Engine 4?

    A: Every aspect, from the story to the combat, to the skill progression has been carefully crafted to portray a new console MMORPG experience. Bless Online and Bless Unleashed are completely different games, sharing a similar art style and existing in the same game world. More details on Bless Unleashed will be revealed in the coming weeks.
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    Man they really trying hard again for this game. I wanted to like bless but that botched launch was so horrible

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    It would seem that they are trying to do everything possible to make back that $60 million production cost. It will probably be another cash grab to keep them from being sued by investors, and if I had to put money on it, this next game will also be a failure. Who knows maybe it will surprise people, but I won't be giving it a try.

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    The shitshow that was the last launch means this one is gonna get a no from me. They're churning out another game without even redeeming the pile of shit they just released and that says more than enough.

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    I've literally never heard of this game why was it a shit show and how did I miss the fun?

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    Probably because 6 made a new thread when this one exists: https://www.bluegartr.com/threads/114821-Bless-Online

    Can probably just jump to page 9 or 10 to see people starting to rip into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arus2001 View Post
    Probably because 6 made a new thread when this one exists: https://www.bluegartr.com/threads/114821-Bless-Online
    It's a different game or it would be in the same thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arus2001 View Post
    Probably because 6 made a new thread when this one exists: https://www.bluegartr.com/threads/114821-Bless-Online

    Can probably just jump to page 9 or 10 to see people starting to rip into it.
    I love that thread. Mostly the frail justifications at pw2 cashshop stuff from a few people in the thread than radio silence over how garbage the game is. The fact that this game apparently just came out in May and they've already got this f2p game coming out is hilarious... what're they thinking.

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    Leading interactive entertainment developer and publisher, Bandai Namco Entertainment, today announced that Bless Unleashed - which is coming exclusively to the Xbox One family of devices - is set to launch on March 12, 2020. Complete with Xbox One X enhancements (4K Ultra HD and HDR10 support) Bless Unleashed dives into a world of mystery as players take on compelling dungeons and bosses, explore open new zones, customize their character and upgrade their Blessings Skills, compete in lethal PvP combat, and much more.

    Starting now, Bless Unleashed is also making available for purchase the Deluxe, Exalted, and Ultimate Founder’s Packs. The Deluxe Founder’s pack includes a 7-day head start, the “Founder’s Pyreborn” title, the Ivory Unicorn mount, and 7 day Valor Perks. The Exalted Pack includes everything in the Deluxe Founder’s Pack plus a 10-day head start, the Ironclad Rhino Mount, the Gilded Enforcer Costume set, an additional character slot, 1,000 Lumena (virtual currency), and a 30 day Valor Perks. The Ultimate Founder’s Pack includes everything in the Deluxe and Exalted Founder’s packs with addition of a 15-day head start, the Inferno Stallion Mount, the Crimson Slayer Costume set, the Crimson Slayer Weapon Skin set, two additional character slots, 2,000 Lumena, and 90 day Valor Perks.

    Bless Unleashed takes place in an untamed world with a rich backstory created with hardcore MMO players in mind. With deep combo-driven mechanics, player customization, and cooperative (PvE) and competitive (PvP) multiplayer, there is an endless amount of content and gameplay possibilities to keep players engaged. Developed using Unreal Engine 4, Bless Unleashed brings unparalleled visuals to a fully realized fantasy world, offering one of the most stunning MMORPGs produced for console players. Players adventure across an open persistent world where mythical beasts roam the land and player vs. player battles can erupt over disputed areas at any time.
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    Playing this game is the equivalent of voting for fucking Bloomberg. Stay away,IMO.

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    The heck kind of analogy is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athas View Post
    The heck kind of analogy is that?

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    Bless clearly has a ton of NDA's with unnamed women.

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