Black Desert Online launches on Steam

Black Desert Online launches on Steam

Kakao Games and PearlAbyss announced today that multiple award-winning MMORPG Black Desert Online is out now on Steam in North America and Europe. Players who order Black Desert Online between today and the 31st of May 17:00 UTC will save 40% on the game, regardless of gamepass and/or chosen DLC. The sale is available on Steam as well as blackdesertonline.com. Buy Black Desert Online on Steam A new trailer that was released on YouTube today shows off Black Desert Online’s beautifully designed open world, skill-based combat system, engaging life skills,…

Black Desert Online Welcomes New Striker Class on May 24

Black Desert Online Welcomes New Striker Class on May 24

Kakao Games and PearlAbyss announced today that the recently announced Striker class will be introduced to Black Desert Online on May 24. Along with the Steam launch that is planned on the same day, the newly revealed Striker class will join Black Desert Online’s roster, bringing the total number of playable classes to 14. The Striker’s combat style combines both classic martial arts as well as popular street-fight techniques. Employing precise footwork, he fights bare-handed to overcome his foes. Watch the Striker chain kicks, uppercuts, and grappling moves in a…

Gigantic Ocean Boss “Vell” and new Striker class announced for Black Desert Online

Gigantic Ocean Boss “Vell” and new Striker class announced for Black Desert Online

During a live stream on Twitch today, PearlAbyss announced exciting new content for their award-winning MMORPG, Black Desert Online. The first being “Vell”, a fearsome, gigantic sea monster that lurks beneath the waves of the recently added Margoria region. This massive beast is as large as a city and players will need to work together to have a chance in slaying it. BLACK RAPTURED DIMENSION In this brand new mode, adventurers must use their strength, weapons and skills to defend the island from waves of attacking monsters. In this defense…

Dark Knight Awakening coming next week / new content reveal this Saturday

Dark Knight Awakening coming next week / new content reveal this Saturday

PearlAbyss and Kakao Games are proud to announce that the Dark Knight’s awakening will be launched coming Wednesday after the regular weekly maintenance. The Dark Knight has proven to be one of the most popular classes since she was launched to Black Desert’s NA/EU version last month. Her awakening weapon, named “Vediant” is a set of phantom blades that are magically summoned in different sizes and grants the Dark Knight special life draining powers as well as powerful ranged offensive abilities. With her Vediant, she can dazzle her enemies by…

Black Desert Online Graphical Enhancement with YEBIS Demonstrated at GDC

Black Desert Online Graphical Enhancement with YEBIS Demonstrated at GDC

At this year’s GDC, Japanese middleware developer Silicon Studio presented a demo of Black Desert Online to highlight the advanced technology of its optical post-processing software YEBIS. The MMORPG, developed by PearlAbyss, already boasts outstanding visuals, but once YEBIS’ optical effects are applied, Black Desert Online rises to even more ambitious levels of graphical fidelity. CEO Takehiko Terada of Silicon Studio said, “I thought that of Black Desert Online’s realistic graphics were suitable to demonstrate the cutting edge technology of YEBIS. We are pleased with the response of the audience…

The Dark Knight Joins Black Desert Online March 1

The Dark Knight Joins Black Desert Online March 1

Kakao Games today announced that Black Desert Online’s new playable class, the Dark Knight, will be available from Wednesday, March 1. Starting today, players can select and customize the Dark Knight using the Character Creator, allowing them to decide on the appearance of their new character before she is officially added to Black Desert Online next week. In addition, all Black Desert Online players can receive an extra character slot from the loyalty shop at practically no cost (1 loyalty) and the maximum amount of character slots is extended to…

Black Desert Online Teases Dark Knight Class Coming in March

Black Desert Online Teases Dark Knight Class Coming in March

Step into the night and feel your life force flicker: The Dark Knight draws near. The Dark Knight is the next character class that players will be able to choose from in Black Desert Online. In battle, the Dark Knight uses a combination of melee attacks and long-range magic. Wielding a two-handed sword flaring with dark energy, she can quickly overwhelm opponents by unleashing heavy and unrelenting strikes. Tapping into an ancient power from her homeland of Kamasylvia, the Dark Knight can also corrupt and absorb power from spirits around…

Sea-Focused Margoria Expansion Live Today in Black Desert Online

Sea-Focused Margoria Expansion Live Today in Black Desert Online

Margoria, Black Desert Online’s latest expansion, launches today and brings with it a whole new ocean as well as a host of activities for players to take part in both above and below the waters. Teased at Gamescom 2016, the Margoria Expansion pushes the limits of what is possible in current-day MMORPGs with features like large-scale naval combat, where entire guilds can climb aboard their ships and face off on the sometimes calm, sometimes storm-ridden Margoria ocean. Margoria Expansion features Guild-vs-guild naval combat – Guard your wealth and trade routes…

The Wizard and Witch are the Final Classes to Awaken in Black Desert Online

The Wizard and Witch are the Final Classes to Awaken in Black Desert Online

Today, Black Desert Online unlocks the true potential of the Wizard and Witch classes, the last pair to Awaken. Both the Wizard and Witch are known for their devastating elemental attacks, calling down massive meteors and stirring up powerful blizzards, often leaving them wide open for counterattacks. Now through the power of their new weapons―the Wizard’s Aad Sphera and the Witch’s Godr Sphera―they are able to channel the elements not only for offensive spells, but also to summon powerful allies who aid them in combat. The Wizard gains the ability…

Black Desert Online Holiday Event and Sales – Play Free for Seven Days

Black Desert Online Holiday Event and Sales – Play Free for Seven Days

‘Tis the season of giving! Today through January 4, Kakao Games is offering a free seven-day trial for Black Desert Online. No content restrictions, and no saved game loss―pick up right where you left off by purchasing a one-time game pass after your free trial has ended. Create a Black Desert Online account here to get started. 50% Off Game Passes Today through January 4, all Black Desert Online game packages are discounted by 50%. In addition, the Explorer’s Package will also unlock a special holiday outfit called the Noel Costume…