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Interview: Pearl Abyss Lead Producer Kwang Sam Kim For "Shadow Arena"

Shadow Arena Is Now Available In Steam Early Access

Pearl Abyss has finally released Shadow Arena, sort of, as the game has now entered the Early Access system on Steam. The Black Desert version of a battle royale game has been in beta testing for a while now to work out the kinks, but now we have an official version you can play, albeit […]

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Black Desert Online Adds New Compose & Play Feature

Pearl Abyss announced a new feature being added to Black Desert Online as the musically inclined can take advantage of Compose and Play. The new feature will allow you to go into the game and compose your own music to any character you so desire using a number of tools. Essentially giving your character their […]

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Face-Off Against The Last Black Desert Dragon In The Return Of Garmoth

This morning, Pearl Abyss launched a new update for Black Desert on consoles, as you will now see The Return Of Garmoth. The latest update for the PS4 and Xbox One version of the game will have players dealing with one of the greatest challenges to date. As everyone will now witness the return of […]

Shadow Arena Early Access

Shadow Arena Is Headed To Steam Early Access Next Month

Pearl Abyss announced this morning that after months of beta testing, Shadow Arena will be headed to Steam's Early Access. The company's upcoming 40 player hero action battle royale game will be made live on their servers on May 21st. There wasn't a lot of added details to this beyond the release date and the […]

Shadow Arena Final Beta

We're Giving Away 50,000 Final Beta Codes For Shadow Arena

Would you like to try out the beta of Shadow Arena on PC when it kicks off next week? We got 50k codes for anyone to try it out to give away. If you've missed our previous coverage of the game, this is basically the battle royale version of Black Desert. You get to take […]

Jordine Ducas: Shadow Arena Hero Spotlight

Shadow Arena Reveals A Character Spotlight For Jordine Ducas

As Pearl Abyss gears up for the next beta to take place in Shadow Arena, they're now starting to do character reveals, starting with Jordine Ducas. One of the few things we haven't really talked about when previewing the game is that all of the characters you choose from are pre-made versions of the character […]

Black Desert Drieghan

"Black Desert" Adds The New Region Drieghan Today

Those of you looking for a new area to explore in Black Desert have just gotten your wish, as Pearl Abyss has added the new Drieghan region today. This region, as the devs have put it, is basically the realm of dragons. But it contains a society that is actually pretty killer as they live […]

Interview: Pearl Abyss Lead Producer Kwang Sam Kim For "Shadow Arena"

"Shadow Arena" Will Have One Last Closed-Beta In Mid-April

Pearl Abyss will be giving players one more shot at a closed beta for Shadow Arena, as the game will be holding one more event in mid-April. According to the info they sent out, the beta will take place from April 17th-19th, 2020, and will be available for the North American, European, and Asian servers. […]

New Maehwa Character Class Added To "Black Desert" On Console

New Maehwa Character Class Added To "Black Desert" On Console

Pearl Abyss released a new update today for Black Desert on PS4 and Xbox One, as players now have access to the awesome Maehwa character class. This character has more of an elegant fighter touch, kind of like a fencer, but with quick speed skills and short blade abilities. You can read more about the […]

"Black Desert" Cross-Play Is Live On PS4 & Xbox One

"Black Desert" Cross-Play Is Live On PS4 & Xbox One

Another sign of the pending apocalypse as Sony and Microsoft work together on another game. Black Desert players can now cross-play together. The official launch of the feature will be on March 8th, but it is specific to each region. So North American players can only play with those in North America and so on. […]

"Black Desert Online" Announces A Free Update Coming In 2020

"Black Desert Online" Announces A Free Update Coming In 2020

Pearl Abyss announced this week that there's a new update coming to Black Desert Online which will be implemented sometime this year. The devs will be opening up a new area called O'dyllita, which will apparently be a large and expansive area with a ton of new content. While the company boasted more challenges and […]

You Can Get "Black Desert Online" On Steam For Free Until Monday

You Can Get "Black Desert Online" On Steam For Free Until Monday

Some cool news for those of you who would like to try out Black Desert Online as Pearl Abyss has made the game free on Steam. If there was ever a time to jump on it, this is the time, as all of the content for the game appears on the PC version first long […]

"Black Desert Mobile" Receives The Ascension Update

Pearl Abyss has given Black Desert Mobile a brand new update this week as players now have access to the class ascension system. If you've never used this system before, it basically allows you to unlock powerful new skills for your character the same way weapons do. You have to reach Level 60 to ascend […]

Giveaway: We Have 50,000 Beta Codes For "Shadow Arena"

Giveaway: We Have 50,000 Beta Codes For "Shadow Arena"

Would you like to try out the beta of Shadow Arena on PC when it kicks off next week? We got 50k codes for anyone to try it out to give away. If you've missed our previous coverage of the game, this is basically the battle royale version of Black Desert. You get to take […]

"Black Desert" On PS4 & Xbox One To Receive Cross-Play Support

"Black Desert" On PS4 & Xbox One To Receive Cross-Play Support

Pearl Abyss has some good news for PS4 and Xbox One players on Black Desert as the game will soon be getting cross-play support. The company didn't really go into any details about the situation, simply releasing a brand new trailer and a brief alert that the changes would be coming on March 4th, 2020. […]

Interview: Pearl Abyss Lead Producer Kwang Sam Kim For "Shadow Arena"

"Shadow Arena" Will Be Holding An Open Beta On February 27th

Pearl Abyss announced this week that the Black Desert battle royale game Shadow Arena will be holding an open beta on February 27th, 2020. The beta will give players a chance to try out a version of the game as they work out the kinks and allow you to get a feeling for the game. […]

Kunoichi Comes To The PS4 Version Of "Black Desert"

Kunoichi Comes To The PS4 Version Of "Black Desert"

Pearl Abyss has officially added the Kunoichi to the PS4 version of Black Desert, while also invoking the awakening of the character on Xbox One. For PS4 players, you'll be able to strike fast and essentially be a flassh assassin of sorts with this new character choice. Meanwhile, over on Xbox, reaching Level 56 with […]

The Guardian Class Comes To "Black Desert Online" Next Week

The Guardian Class Comes To "Black Desert Online" Next Week

Pearl Abyss and Kakao Games announced today that the new Guardian class in Black Desert Online will arrive in the game on January 22nd. The new class will be available for pre-creation so players that complete a questline in the pre-creation week can earn bonus in-game rewards. Like an exclusive horn the Guardian can use […]

Both Console Versions Of "Black Desert" Are Getting New Characters

Both Console Versions Of "Black Desert" Are Getting New Characters

Pearl Abyss revealed today that both the Xbox One and PS4 versions of Black Desert are getting a new character added to each version of the game. The Xbox One version will be getting the Kunoichi while the PS4 version will finally be getting the Valkyrie. On top of the PS4 news, players can get […]

Interview: Pearl Abyss Lead Producer Kwang Sam Kim For "Shadow Arena"

Interview: Pearl Abyss Lead Producer Kwang Sam Kim For "Shadow Arena"

While we were at G-Star 2019 last month, we got to play a demo of Shadow Arena, the upcoming battle royale game based on the MMORPG Black Desert. During our time at the event, we got to speak with Kwang Sam Kim, the Lead Producer for the game, about its development. As well as thoughts […]