Pearl Abyss is giving each of the console versions of Black Desert a new class to play with. On January 8th, the Xbox version is is getting the Kunoichi, aka. the female version of the male-only Ninja class. The day after, on January 9th, the PlayStation 4 version is getting the sword and shield wielding Valkyrie class.
Pearl Abyss has announced that the Mystic class has come to the Xbox One version of the action MMORPG Black Desert. Similar to monk classes in other RPGs, the Mystic is a female close-range melee brawler class that makes use of powerful combat Gauntlets and Vambraces to perform a variety of skills:
Black Desert on Xbox One has just launched a large content update which introduces the new Archer class and the new Kamasylvia region. The new class utilizes a main crossbow and Greatbow and freely switches between them to deal devastating and agile blows. Kamasylvia is a place of lush forests and vast grasslands. It is also the birthplace of the elven race.
The Ninja class has finally made his way to the Xbox version of Black Desert. Skilled in fast-paced combat, the Ninja uses quick aerial skills, teleportation, and dashes to quickly close the distance to enemies and hit them with precise deadly strikes. This class is armed with powerful stun and debuff techniques.
Pearl Abyss has announced that Xbox Game Pass users will be able to join in on the exploration of Black Desert’s Xbox version on May 9th. Game Pass members will be able to jump into the game and choose from 10 unique classes and explore the region of Valencia. They will also be able to purchase Black Desert with a 20% discount on all edition bundles of the game and get a 10% discount on all in-game consumables.
Four new classes are set to be added to Black Desert on Xbox One. On April 3rd, players will be able to play as the Dark Knight, Striker, Lahn and Musa. The preview video below has been released with the announcement.
On top of the four new classes, the Xbox version’s roadmap shows that world bosses, node & siege wars, the Kamasylvia, Valendia & Mediah regions, absolute skills, and awakenings are expected to be added in the first half of 2019. For more information, visit the official Black Desert Xbox site.
CCP Games Will Launch A Korean Version Of Space MMO EVE Online – Release Date Is Aimed To Be In Q4 2019
In the fall of 2018, Pearl Abyss, makers of Black Desert games acquired CCP Games, the Icelandic developing company behind the space-based sandbox MMORPG EVE Online. Now it has been officially announced that a Korean-localized version of EVE Online will launch in Q4 2019 (fourth quarter)! Players from the Republic of Korea will be joining the global EVE Online community. More information will be sent out as we get closer to a release date.
With the acquisition of CCP Games, the launch of Black Desert on Xbox One for North America and Europe, and the planned global release of Black Desert Mobile in the first half 2019, Pearl Abyss’ global reach is growing steadily.
The Xbox One version of Pearl Abyss’ Black Desert will launch its final open beta testing on February 14th. Testing will last for three days until February 17th. The open beta will be available to everyone in North America and Europe with an Xbox Live Gold account. The game will fully launch on the Microsoft Store on March 4th. In celebration of the last beta, a new trailer showing off some in-game cinematics and gameplay clips.
Black Desert on Xbox One is not played in the same world as the popular PC version Black Desert Online. The console version has been customized for the console with a newly revised in-game main story, a better “Action Mode”, and more. For more information, visit the official Black Desert Xbox site. You can purchase one of the game’s three tiers of pre-orders from there as well.