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  Black Desert Online’s Battle Royale mode enters Early Access today
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01/16/2019
 


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  • The new Shadow Arena mode pits up to 50 players against each other in the ultimate battle for survival.
  • The Early Access version of the Shadow Arena will be a battle royale experience like no other, featuring 9 diverse classes using Black Desert Online’s famed combat system.

View the trailer on YouTube: https://youtu.be/FKygmNX_H0Q

Amsterdam, The Netherlands - 16th of January, 2018 / Today Black Desert Online players can get their first taste of the Shadow Arena, a new Battle Royale-style mode that will be available after today’s regular maintenance.

Anyone who has bought Black Desert Online or has access to the game via the 7-day free trial can participate in the Shadow Arena tests. The Shadow Arena will have a limited capacity and is only available for testing during certain times. Please check the Black Desert Online website and social media channels for the updated schedule announcements.

About the Shadow Arena

Shadow Arena is a new mode that pits up to 50 players against each other in a struggle for survival. Gather supplies and outwit your opponents to become the last person standing. Players will start the match as a ‘Black Spirit’, a small flying specter that can then possess the bodies of one of the playable classes in Black Desert Online.

For the Early Access version, the Warrior, Sorceress, Berserker, Tamer, Valkyrie, Wizard, Witch, Dark Knight and Mystic will be available allowing participants to pick from nine different playstyles

By roaming the arena after finding their preferred class, players can gather skills, weapons, armor, accessories and special items such as flares, potions, traps and more. It will be essential for victory that players strategically acquire their skills and items to deal with the opposition.

For more information on Black Desert Online or on how to enter the 7-day free trial, please visit blackdesertonline.com

About Black Desert Online

Black Desert Online is an open world action MMORPG withcutting edge visuals and skill-based combat that redefines the genre. Black Desert Online has the most fully developed character customization system of any game that is currently on the market. This feature allows users to break free of the mundane and make unique characters that are truly representative of each and every player. Its intuitive controls, beautifully designed worlds and extensive lore are enough to excite both new and veteran gamers of MMORPGs and RPGs in general. The game has been successfully launched in over 150 countries, is available in 12 languages and has over 10 million registered users. The mobile and console version is scheduled to launch globally in 2018.

About Pearl Abyss

Pearl Abyss is the Korean studio behind the hit PC MMORPG Black Desert Online which was named MMORPG of the Year in 2016 and 2017. It has been successfully launched in over 150 countries, is available in 12 languages and has over 10 million registered users. The mobile version launched in Korea and became an instant hit. Black Desert Mobile reached the number one position as the Most Popular Game in the Korean app stores for both Apple and Google in less than a week. It is scheduled to start launching globally in 2018. All of Pearl Abyss’s games are developed on their own proprietary game engine. Pearl Abyss is poised to continue its growth through 2018 and beyond to maintain its position as one of Asia's leaders in game development.

More information about Pearl Abyss is available at www.pearlabyss.com

About Kakao Games

Kakao Games is a leading publisher of online and mobile games. Founded in 2016, Kakao Games is responsible for servicing a variety of games, including Pearl Abyss's Black Desert Online (Serviced in North America, Europe and South Korea), Bluehole’s Player Unknown's Battlegrounds (Serviced in Korea) and Ascent: Infinite Realm (Scheduled to be serviced in North America and Europe).

More information about Kakao Games is available at www.kakaogames.com