Pearl Abyss’ Major Console Expansion in 2023 Adds a New Region to Explore, Epic Bosses to Fight, and Valuable Rewards to Earn, Including a Coveted Dream Horse!

Manhattan Beach, CA — July 26, 2023 — Korean developer and publisher Pearl Abyss announced today Land of the Morning Light, Black Desert’s critically acclaimed expansion, is available now in Black Desert Console on PlayStation and Xbox. The expansion brings folklore-inspired bosses and narratives to life, quality-of-life updates such as streamlined travel and unique, high-value rewards, and new boss fight PvE action.

Land of the Morning Light is available for free to owners of Black Desert Console, on sale now on PlayStation and Xbox for $14.99, a 50% discount off the retail price. Pearl Abyss just extended the Dream Horse Event to Wednesday, September 20, giving all players the chance to acquire one of three powerful Dream Horses (Doom, Diné, or Arduanatt).

  • Watch the Land of the Morning Light console launch trailer here
  • Download key art and trailer assets here

Visit a region inspired by Korea’s Joseon dynasty with breathtaking landscapes, intricately designed architecture, fearsome bosses, and more. Players will experience a narrative tale inspired by traditional Korean folklore through new non-linear quest lines across 80 cutscenes, 40 vignettes, and 6,000 fully-dubbed lines.

  • A Storybook Brought to Life: Players follow an immersive storyline that reads like a novel, uncovering Korean tales and fables as they progress. Completed quests are stored in the ‘Storybook,’ which players can revisit at any time. Players will meet characters from popular Korean folktales, including the greedy Golden Pig King to Gumiho, the beautiful nine-tailed fox.
  • Boss Blitz Update: Land of the Morning Light brings a completely new PvE experience by inviting players of all skill levels to challenge fearsome bosses in customized difficulty levels. Perfect for veteran players, “Boss Blitz” mode enables adventurers to return to each boss on a new difficulty level (or Calamity Level), and enter into a weekly ranking system based on character class. 
  • Visit the New Player Hub, Then Explore!: Modeled after various heritage sites in Korea, Dalbeol is a vibrant village with beautiful terrain and distinct architecture. Beyond the traditional Hanok villages, Pearl Abyss’ development team visited, photo-captured and re-interpreted more than 15 real-world locations in Korea to create stunning mountsides, rugged waterfalls, idyllic countrysides, eerie forests, and rocky cliff sides to create a real sense of place..
  • New Gear, Rewards, Furniture and Fun: Players can enjoy a wide range of new items and powerful gear to earn. They’ll be able to inhabit and socialize in unique new housing structures (including elaborate manors). For those who love to customize and decorate, they can experiment with 126 new furniture pieces to host indoor or outdoor gatherings.

For more information on Black Desert Console, visit the Developer’s Commentary Post, which covers topics such as travel options to Land of the Morning Light, design direction, new items, storage, accessories, skills bosses, and additional fine details.

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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: www.pearlabyss.com.

TriplePoint on behalf of Pearl Abyss

Douglass Perry
Head of Public Relations, Pearl Abyss America