Manhattan Beach, CA — May 10, 2023 — Popular Korean publisher and developer Pearl Abyss introduced a new global trailer today for Land of the Morning Light, its first large-scale content expansion to Black Desert Online for 2023. Coming to North America and Europe in June, Land of the Morning Light is a new mythical continent that is filled with light and dark dichotomies: moral fables of action and consequence, likable and troublesome characters, day and night cycles, and light and dark forces.

The new trailer showcases the bright side of the Land of the Morning Light, featuring breathtaking landscapes, traditional architecture of the time, and unique vegetation that are reminiscent of the Joseon period, the last dynastic kingdom of Korea. 

  • Download the global teaser trailer here
  • Watch the global teaser trailer on YouTube

Beneath the region’s serenity, however, resides a mystery that casts a shadow of fear over its peaceful populace. Deadly perils await Adventurers who dare explore the deeper regions beyond Land of the Morning Light’s rural allure. Adventurers will be tasked to solve the island’s riddles and confront the powerful forces that terrorize its inhabitants. More intriguing details for the upcoming expansion will be unveiled on a weekly basis. 

To celebrate Land of the Morning Light’s June arrival, Pearl Abyss invites Adventurers to log in to enjoy benefits for a limited time period. Starting tomorrow, Thursday, May 11, and lasting through June 7, players can obtain up to 21 days worth of Value Pack, Blessing of Kamasylve, Secret Book of Old Moon by logging in to Black Desert Online every day. These items provide several buffs to help Adventurers on their journey. 

In addition, a celebratory coupon code is available for all Adventurers starting today, Wednesday, May 10, and lasting through May 31. The coupon includes a pet Haetae and a Choose Your 7-Day Box for an additional in-game buff. See more details in the GM Note.

For more information about this update and the game in general please visit the official website or follow Black Desert Online on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Black Desert Online’s latest expansion takes players on a perilous journey through the mythical Land of the Morning Light. Along the way, Adventurers will become embroiled in a crisis engulfing the continent, falsely accused of wrongdoing and forced to prove their innocence. After defeating powerful foes, they will discover the true evil lurking in the shadows.

Explore breathtaking landscapes filled to the brim with life, marvel at intricate architecture inspired by the Joseon period characteristic for medieval Korea, and experience thrilling combat with unique boss monsters that resemble villains and characters from traditional Korean folklore and myth. Dolswe, a new trusty companion, will join Adventurers on this exciting journey and offer advice and assistance along the way.

The Black Desert IP is Pearl Abyss’ open-world action MMORPG franchise with cutting-edge visuals and skill-based combat that redefines the genre. With the most developed character customization system of any game currently on the market, users can break out of the norm and make unique characters that truly represent themselves. Its intuitive controls, beautifully designed world, and extensive lore will excite both newcomers and veterans of MMO games and action RPGs. Pearl Abyss is currently servicing the Black Desert IP, which has gained 50 million players across the world on PC, mobile, and console.   

Established in 2010, Pearl Abyss is a leading developer in the game industry with its renowned MMORPG franchise Black Desert, which is available on PC, mobile, and console. All of Pearl Abyss’ games are built on the company’s proprietary engine and are renowned for cutting-edge graphics. Pearl Abyss is currently developing Crimson Desert, DokeV, and PLAN 8 using its next-generation game engine and is poised to grow its overseas market. More information about Pearl Abyss is available at:


TriplePoint on behalf of Pearl Abyss

Douglass Perry
Head of Public Relations, Pearl Abyss America