The action-oriented MMO from Neowiz, Round 8 Studio and Bandai Namco is set to launch exclusively on home consoles for the Xbox One starting March 12th, 2020 next month. The Unreal Engine 4-powered MMO originally had its debut on PC some years ago, but Bless Online was shutdown on PC back in September of 2019.
Neowiz and Bandai are hoping to gather a new kind of audience on the Xbox family of devices, including but not limited to the vanilla Xbox One, the Xbox One S, and the Xbox One X. I suppose you could also toss in the Xbox Series X, also known as the XboxSex. However, this is all assuming Bless Unleashed will still be operation when November rolls around.
Anyway, Bandai Namco and Neowiz announced that in partnership with the port house Studio 8, they will be bringing the party-oriented MMO to the Xbox One during the first half of March.
As revealed in the trailer, founder packs have already been made available for those who want to run the risk of buying in early, but I would highly advise against any sort of pre-purchasing schemes until you’ve had an opportunity to thoroughly play the game or experience enough of it to know what you’re getting into.
If you do decide to play the Devil’s gambit and purchase one of the founder packs, you will be awarded early access to the game, as well as priority server placement, and instantly unlocked mounts, skins, and weapon variants.
Specifically the Deluxe Pack starts at $19.99 and comes with a week’s head start along with a title and a mount, along with a week’s worth of valor perks. Exalted Founder’s Pack starts at $39.99 and allows you a 10-day head start on other players, along with two special mounts, an epic-tier Gilded Enforcer costume set, 30 day valor perks, 1,000 Lumena, an extra character creation slot, and access to a Founder’s title called “Pyreborn”.
The Ultimate Founder’s Pack will run you $79.99 and comes with a 15-day head start, three mounts, two costume sets, a Crimson Weapon set, 90 days of valor perks, two character slots, and 2,000 Lumena.
The pack descriptions are available over on the Microsoft Store.
Just keep in mind that the original Bless Online outing was plagued with some launch woes and censorship when it landed on Steam back in May of 2018. I tend to doubt that the censorship was reversed for the Xbox One, but that’s something to keep in mind if you do plan to give it a go.