Once, gods and men coexisted. No longer. Ancient betrayal and earthshaking disaster has led to thousands of years of enmity between the mortal and the divine. Now, heavenly whispers speak. The mad mistress of the dark, great and terrible Lumenas, will return to destroy the race of man and sink the earth into endless night. Ready yourself. Gather your allies close. As the unspeakable horrors of the world salivate for your grim end, stand fast and stoke your fury. Your endless foes would see you weakened and beaten before their dark gods. But you will not hide or cower… No, you will make them pray.
A New Generation of MMO
We’re very proud to announce Bless Unleashed, the new free-to-play action MMORPG for Xbox One. That bit of copy up there is the smallest snippet from our vast backstory, which spans centuries and focuses on a fantasy tale of dark gods, fierce warriors, and ages of treachery.
We’re working with the newly formed Round 8 Studio on Bless Unleashed and our goal is to deliver a next-generation MMO today – something built from the ground up with mature console players in mind. To that end, the game pushes Unreal 4 and Xbox One to the limit and features a rewarding combo-driven combat system and persistent progression, challenging brave adventurers to battle — and survive — menacing monsters and other players in an open world full of co-op combat, fantasy lore, violence, and PVP.
Designed as a comprehensive and robustly supported live service game, we intend to leave mere PC ports behind. Every aspect of our game, from story to combat to progression, has been crafted with the Xbox One gamer in mind.
In-game, you may choose from one of five classic classes and survive a detailed world of dangerous beasts and divine secrets. We want players to feel empowered as they harness the arcane as magic-wielding mages or cleave through enemies as battle-ready berserkers.
Bless Unleashed is coming soon to Xbox One, but you won’t have to wait long for your chance to enter this new world of adventure.
We will be at Bandai Namco’s PAX West booth #2335. There, players will be introduced to the powerful mage Griogair and embark on a dangerous quest to stop a tribe of orcs that have been butchering nearby villages. Defeat this threat and be rewarded with incredible real-life treasure, which could be any of the following:
- A deck of high quality, limited edition, collectible Bless Unleashed playing cards
- An exclusive PAX West ranger t-shirt
- A custom engraved Hip Flask perfect for your favorite cure-all.
- A highly sought after Varg Berserker headpiece
- Rare Bless Unleashed Xbox One Console Skins
- Artfully made Xbox One Controller Skins
The giveaways work like real-life loot. After defeating the demo’s end boss, players earn a much-deserved loot drop. That loot drop tells you which piece of physical treasure you can walk away with. You’re guaranteed to get something, but legendary drops like the Xbox One controller skins may be harder to come by.
If you can’t make it to PAX West, fear not! Xbox Insiders can still be among the first to join the closed beta when it hits. Become an Xbox Insider today for your chance to play!
Stay up-to-date on all the latest Bless Unleashed happenings right here: http://www.blessunleashed.com
Source: Xbox Blog