Black Desert PlayStation 4 Release Date Revealed

Developer Pear Abyss has announced today that Black Desert, their sprawling MMORPG sandbox is coming to PlayStation 4 August 22! Pre-orders are open now and those who decide to pre-order will receive 48-hours early access, as well as two exclusive armor sets. The blog also features a trailer showing just what the pre-order armor sets look like, as well as showcasing the talents of each of the game’s six launch classes.

Lead Producer Kwangsam Kim took to the PlayStation Blog to tell us all about Black Desert:

Your story begins with Black Stone — an energy resource so powerful that it has sparked a war between the Republic of Calpheon and the Kingdom of Valencia. Accompanying you throughout your journey is the Black Spirit, an enigmatic being whose destiny is entwined with yours. Together, you will uncover the hidden secrets of Calpheon and Valencia and control the fate of the kingdom.

Black Desert features six playable classes at launch, each with their own unique playstyle: the Warrior, Ranger, Sorceress, Berserker, Wizard, and Witch. Paired with an extensive character creation system, you have the ability to become your true self in Black Desert, or someone else entirely! A unique real-time combat system allows you to show off your abilities on the battlefield against mobs of imps, groups of bandits, or even go toe-to-toe with massive world bosses.

Black Desert thrives on allowing players to be social with one another to take on new quests, trade, or discover new areas. Being a part of a Clan or Guild allows players to group up under one banner, participate in Guild-exclusive missions, and interact via voice chat. With Guilds holding up to 100 players, declare large-scale warfare with other Guilds as you claim sovereignty over the entire continent of Calpheon and Valencia!

In addition to taking on enemies and world bosses, Black Desert’s extensive life skills offer the chance to focus on a life outside of combat. From fishing, farming, trading, hunting, and more, you can truly find your true self in our living, breathing world.

Feel free to check out that trailer I mentioned right here:

Who’s interested in jumping into the world of Black Desert? Do you have time to add another MMO to your gaming rotation? I likely don’t, but hey! If you’re interested, let’s talk about this and more in the PS Nation Forums, on Facebook, and Twitter using #AskPSNation.

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