Blade & Soul will be finally launch in US and EU this winter as a free-to-play title. In the announce livestream, the team says that the closed beta will start this fall and the western version of the game is unique and different to the versions in other regions. The team also shows the pre-alpha build of the game's western version in the livestream, where you can take an early look at the game's character creation, some starting game content, as well as combat gameplay.
You can watch the entire record of the livestream below.
Classes: Blade Master | Kung-Fu Master | Destroyer | Force Master | Assassin | Summoner | Sword Master
Basic Guides: Registration & Installation Guide | User Interface Overview | Delete Characters | Add Friends | Party Search | Change Factions | NPCs | Fashion | Gems | Tips
Advanced Guides: Weapon Feeding | Auction House | Cross-server Dungeons | BoPae Plates
Features: Combat System | Open Beta Review | 4 Most Common NPCs | Graphics Setting | UI Overview | New Dungeon: Divisive Maze | Fashion Designed by Player | Creating a Character | Hardest Dungeon | Head- Mounted Display | PvP Map | Art Practice System | Outfit of Rosette Gothic Style | Eight Trigrams & Cloths | Valentine's Day and Chinese New Year Clothes