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Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Neowiz Games

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'Bless' Facts, Features & New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 8, 2012 @ 5:06 p.m. PST

Bless is an Unreal Engine 3 powered story-driven fantasy MMORPG that puts players in the midst of an epic conflict between the monarchial nation of Hieron and the young and rapidly growing individualistic nation of Unión.

Tensions between the two empires and their differing ideologies have escalated into a decade-long war, severely impacting the lives of all races involved. These dark ages, full of bitterness and bloodshed, have led to a surging emergence of heroes, poets and sages which history has never before witnessed. The city bards sing of these troubling times with a hint of irony as “The Blessed Days.”

The two warring factions in the expansive fantasy world, which spans dozens of regions, locales and climate zones, are connected as part of one seamless landscape – no loading screens are required. Players can engage in massive castle sieges, which are instrumental in advancing the war effort for their respective factions. Each victory grants access to new resources and quest lines, taking each player one step closer to becoming a true champion of the realm.

“With Bless, we set out to elevate the MMORPG experience in all respects,” said John Nam, COO, Neowiz Games North America. “At G-Star this year, we are focusing on the game’s revolutionary visual elements. Working with Epic Games Korea, we’ve developed entirely new visual capabilities within Unreal Engine 3. From weather to clothing to lighting, when players move through the game’s indoor and outdoor environments they will witness a level of detail and nuance the likes of which have never been seen or experienced before in a massive, truly persistent online game.”

Key Features

  • To create a truly immersive experience, Bless employs the very latest in Unreal Engine 3 technology. Water reflections, lighting, weather systems and particle effects all push the envelope for visual fidelity and realism for online games.
  • Players will determine the outcome of the struggle between Hieron and Unión by waging war against players of the opposing faction in small and massive battles alike, including realm versus realm combat and epic castle sieges.
  • Bless takes character customization to unprecedented heights. Two factions, eight character classes, 10 races, and more provide an unparalleled level of freedom to individualize your character. The character classes include: Guardian, Berserker, Paladin, Ranger, Assassin, Mage, Warlock and Mystic. Each character type has its own unique background story which will affect the path a character takes in the game world.
  • Once players reach the maximum level, they can continue character advancement in whole new ways. For example, the knighting system will allow players to take a part in politics. Advanced missions will also become available to max level players, such as stealth and assassination missions.

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