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09/25/2018
 


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Amsterdam, The Netherlands - 24th of September, 2018/ During this year’s EGX game show in Birmingham (UK), Pearl Abyss and Kakao Games have announced that Black Desert Online will receive a brand new expansion named Drieghan on the 14th of November. This update will feature a large mountainous area, over 300 challenging quests, a new story of the cursed tribe ‘Sherekhan’, fresh nodes to conquer and a new menacing dragon boss called Garmoth.

 

Over 70,000 visitors at EGX had an exclusive first look opportunity to explore the new content on 40 high-end Alienware PCs at the ESL Arena powered by Intel, the biggest activation during the EGX game show. Players worked together to defeat the new world boss Garmoth and competed in the game’s popular Arena of Arsha PvP mode hosted and shoutcasted by Black Desert Online streamers Goodvibesguy and Dr. Positive.

 

Aion Janis, ‘The Dancing Streamer’ explored much of the upcoming PvE content that will be available in the Drieghan Expansion such as the Garmoth boss fight, new monster areas and mechanics. Furthermore, the ESL directed show featured a selection of panels and segments that homed in on many of the rich features that exist in Black Desert Online and its community such as the unprecedented detailed character creator, life skilling and cosplay. During a live interview, Wook Kim, Black Desert Online’s Product Manager announced Drieghan’s 14 November launch date.

 

About the Upcoming Drieghan Expansion

Drieghan, also known as the land of dragons and the ancestral home of dwarves is a huge new mountainous area in Black Desert Online offering new story content, quests and challenges. Adventurers will be able to travel to Duvencrune, the capital of Drieghan which shows a variety of environments of an alpine region. New monster areas such as ‘Sherekhan's Grave’, ‘Blood Wolf Town’, ‘Tshira Ruins’ will be released as well as the new dragon world boss, Garmoth, the Crimson Dragon. Players can also look forward to the Dragon Slayer, a brand new powerful craftable weapon which nearly matches the “Dandelion” weapon.  

About Black Desert Online

Black Desert Online is an open world action MMORPG with cutting 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 9.5 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’ 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. Recently Pearl Abyss acquired the AAA developer and publisher CCP games, known for their EVE Online franchise

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).

 

About ESL

ESL, a part of the international digital entertainment group MTG, is the world's largest esports company, leading the industry across the most popular video games with numerous online and offline competitions. Itoperateshigh profile, branded international and national leagues and tournaments such as the Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL One, ESL National Championships and other top tier stadium-size events, as well as grassroots amateur cups, leagues and matchmaking systems. ESL covers a broad field of services in gaming technology, event management, advertising and television production, fully catering to the needs of the esports ecosystem. With offices in North America, Germany, Russia, France, Poland, Spain, China, and partners in many other countries, it has a truly global footprint (www.eslgaming.com).

 

About Dell

With award-winning desktops, laptops, 2-in-1sand thin clients, powerful workstations and rugged devices made for specialized environments, monitors, endpoint security solutions and services, Dell gives today’s workforce what they need to securely connect, produce, and collaborate from anywhere at any time. Dell, a part of Dell Technologies, services customers from consumers to organizations of all sizes across 180 countries.