Blade Wars is a Free-to-playMMORPG first released in China during 2007. Blade Wars has been adapted for the American and English markets, and is due for release in 2010. The setting is a mythical universe where Abyssals, Humans, and Immortals battle for dominance. Blade Wars contains a battle system that encourages players to challenge each other in special arenas, or as large groups in Guild battles.
Customizable skill combinations result in powerful attacks, generating extra bonus damage during a battle. The battle system is based on a dynamic algorithm that factors in everything from a player’s level to the time between attacks to the enemy’s position. Players are able to feign attacks, or dodge an opponents’ strikes.
The game incorporates many of the features found in ChangYou’s previously released title, Dragon Oath. Mounts, trading, guild battles, and daily events are all available in Blade Wars. Unlike Dragon Oath, Blade Wars uses a 2.5Dgraphics engine, mixing 2D and 3D graphics into an isometric view.
Blade Wars received an award in 2009 from the Chinese gaming site wangyou.pcgames.com.cn for Original Title of the Year.