Black Desert Online Global Costume Design Contest 2018 Starts Today

Pearl Abyss and Kakao Games are excited to announce the first global Black Desert Online Costume Design Contest. Talented community artists from Europe and North America wanting to create their own costume now have the opportunity to express their creativity and contribute to the beautifully crafted world of Black Desert Online. Each region will produce a finalist, who will enter to compete against designers from South Korea, Japan, Russia, Taiwan, South America, Turkey, Thailand and South East Asia. The costume design of the global grand prize winner will be developed…

Black Desert Online is Steam’s Next Free Weekend Game

Pearl Abyss and Kakao Games close the first month of 2018 with an exciting combination of the Steam Free Weekend Deal and game package discounts at blackdesertonline.com and Steam. Both will be available starting on January 25, giving adventurers an opportunity to explore the wondrous world of Black Desert Online for free. Additionally, existing adventurers of the Black Desert Online community can look forward to an epic battle with the ocean boss Vell emerging for the first time this weekend. Right now Black Desert Online is free to test on…

Bluehole Details A:IR’s Airships and Weapons

After a successful show at G-Star 2017, Ascent: Infinite Realm developer Bluehole has released in-depth information about airships, the main transportation system in the game, and the weapons they hold. A:IR is an online MMORPG based in a steampunk world with an airship civilization. The airships are the main means of transportation and players increase power by utilizing their airships and fighting against opponents. After their home on Harth was destroyed, the inhabitants had nowhere to turn but up, and so they took to the sky. Players need the airships…

Kakao Games reaches 550 million registered users

Kakao Games today announced that it has reached over 550 million registered users across its games portfolio and services. Furthermore, the company’s joint CEOs (CEO Whon Namkoong and CEO Kyehyun Cho) declared their vision to grow towards 30 million DAU within the near future whilst officially announcing the integration of Kakao’s game related businesses to Kakao Games. The Future and vision of the reborn Kakao Games subsidiary Kakao Games will integrate the game business part of Kakao (CEO Rim Ji-hoon) and will officially launch as Kakao’s subsidiary on November 1st.…

Black Desert Online’s Soundtrack to be Remastered by European Orchestras

Today PearlAbyss announced that it is revamping their score for Black Desert Online to replace the original MIDI soundtrack with orchestrated music. The new score has been re-arranged by Hui Man Ryu, Black Desert Online’s original composer who is regarded as one of the most popular music directors within the Korean video game industry. He is also very well known for his work on rhythm game classics such as EZ2DJ and DJMAX and is better known to gaming fans as CROOVE. Currently, 40 out of 240 themes are being remastered…

BLlack Desert Online Kamasylvia Expansion launches on September 27

Today PearlAbyss and Kakao Games announced that the long awaited Kamasylvia Expansion will be launched on Wednesday, September 27 after that week’s maintenance cycle. Kamasylvia is an expansion that will be rolled out in two parts, with the second part arriving very soon. Kamasylvia will be offered at no additional cost and hosts exciting new PvE content that continues the game’s narrative. New story quests and side missions will explore the background of the region’s native classes, such as the Ranger and Dark Knight, and their relation to the legendary…

Spanish to be added to Black Desert Online

Kakao Games and PearlAbyss today announced that the Western version of Black Desert Online will be updated with Spanish localization. Black Desert Online is currently offered in English, German and French but there has always been a demand for additional language support. The Spanish localization is already underway and Kakao’s localization department and community team are hiring additional staff to speed up the process. In the near future, the customer support department will also be expanded with native speaking GM’s to provide service in Spanish. Both companies believe that the…

 BLACK DESERT ONLINE INTRODUCES SAVAGE RIFT

Today, Kakao Games and PearlAbyss have announced that Black Desert Online will be updated tomorrow with a new defence mode that will enthuse adventurers across the world. Savage Rift is a defence game where players will stand back to back with their team members to protect the Sealed Tower from swarms of evil forces. Players will need to fend off dangerous hordes of monsters and work together to survive the 25 waves, which will gradually become more fierce and challenging. Groups from 8 to 10 people are needed for the…

Black Desert for Xbox One family of Devices Playable at Gamescom

PearlAbyss announced that the Xbox One X version of Black Desert will be playable at this year’s Gamescom, which will be held in Cologne, Germany. At the Xbox booth (Hall 8.2), PearlAbyss will showcase four different classes in all their glory and provide visitors with exclusive gifts at the Black Desert demo stations. PearlAbyss CEO Jung Kyungin said “We are very excited to reveal the first playable Xbox One X version of Black Desert at Gamescom and we are looking forward in welcoming the first adventurers to our console version,…

BLACK DESERT’S MYSTIC CLASS GETS NEW TEASER TRAILER

Kakao Games and PearlAbyss today have revealed a brand new teaser trailer that features the recently announced Mystic class. From the trailer it becomes clear that she is a martial arts expert, much like the already available Striker class, who was introduced to the game in May. Lore The Mystic came from a small village in Calpheon that was devastated during the war. She felt abandoned and lost the will to live. One day, a wise martial arts master appeared and took care of her and showed her a spark…