Blade & Soul, the upcoming martial arts inspired MMORPG from NCSOFT, will be launching in Europe on January 19th 2016, but ahead of that they will be running a closed beta test weekend between Friday 18th December (from 6pm GMT) to Monday 21st December. It's the last chance to sample the game before it goes live, and the kind folks at NCSOFT have handed us a bunch of beta keys for the upcoming test. You can learn more about the game, and how to claim your key, by hitting the jump.
So, what is Blade & Soul? In NCSOFT's own words it's a MMORPG with a "fantastical martial-arts inspired world." Featuring seven distinct classes based on ancient mythologies, Blade & Soul features combo-esque gameplay as players progress through a story of revenge over the course of 45 levels. Post-launch there will be more content regularly added on top of the dungeons PvP arenas that will be available at launch, as well as an increased level cap. We've got a trailer that gives you a better idea of what to expect below. Originally launched in Korea back in 2012, its success has spawned an Anime series as well (so it must be doing something right.)
So, how do you claim your key? Simple - just put your email address in the widget below, and you'll receive your closed beta key along with instructions on how to redeem it. It's a first come, first served basis, so be sure to get your key as quickly as possible to avoid disappointment.
If you do claim one, enjoy the Blade & Soul closed beta, and let us know what you think!