Action MMO launching in North America and Europe on January 19.

Blade & Soul will officially launch in North America and Europe on January 19, 2016, publisher NCsoft West has announced.

Ahead of the official launch, Disciple and Master Pack purchasers will be able to reserve their character names on January 11, and the Head Start period for all Founder’s Pack purchasers will begin on January 15.

“This is a big day for us, as we’re able to share the official launch date of Blade & Soul for all Western players”, said Tim Granich, senior director of Marketing at NCSOFT West. “We’ve already had tens of thousands of players in our first two closed beta weekends, and look forward to welcoming many more beginning with the next beta weekend on 24th November and all the way through launch”.

The free-to-play MMO, which recently completed its second closed beta weekend, will feature launch content including seven classes for players to choose from, 30 dungeons, a character level cap of 45, and the popular skill-based 1v1 Arena.

The next closed beta weekend for Blade & Soul begins on November 24 and runs until November 30. For more information about Blade & Soul and to sign up for the closed beta, head over to http://www.bladeandsoul.com.