Bless Unleashed Announced; Powered by Unreal Engine 4, Due Next Year on Xbox One First
Earlier this year, NEOWIZ told us in an interview that research was being done to bring Bless on consoles. Today, NEOWIZ announced a partnership with BANDAI NAMCO to bring Bless Unleased on Xbox One in 2019 as a free-to-play title.
In Joon Hwang, Sr. Director, Online Publishing at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., said:
Bless Unleashed is a game that takes the gameplay depth and community of an MMORPG and sets itself apart to create a new console RPG experience featuring fast-paced combat and beautifully rendered graphics. Every aspect, from the story to the combat, to the skill progression has been carefully crafted to portray a new console MMORPG experience.
The press release says that the game is launching on Microsoft's console 'first', which suggests potential ports on PlayStation 4 or even Nintendo Switch later down the line. You can check out the first screenshots and feature set for Bless Unleashed below.
- 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
- 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
- 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.