Blade & Soul (Hangul: 블레이드 앤 소울; RR: Beulleideu aen soul) is a Korean fantasy martial-arts massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by NCSOFT (Team Bloodlust). On September 13, 2012, NCSOFT announced that Blade & Soul would release in Western territories, which eventually happened on January 19, 2016. A Japanese animated television adaptation began airing on April 3, 2014 on TBS and other stations.
Blade & Soul features a combination of martial arts inspired combat and qinggong in an open-world environment. Players create playable characters that explore around the world by completing quests assigned by various NPCs.
Characters may be one of four playable races based on the Four benevolent animals: The Gon, the Jin, the Kun(Yun), or the Lyn.