The Battle Royale, MOBA spinoff of Black Desert Online, developed by Pearl Abyss, is now live! Choose your favorite heroes from the MMORPG and enter the Shadow Arena!
In Shadow Arena, 40 players compete against one another in a battle to be the last one standing on the battlefield. Players can choose to fight as one of nine characters, each with their own unique fighting style. To climb to the top of the pack, players must defeat monsters and collect loot to upgrade their gear. However, securing victory comes down to a player’s superior skill execution and strategy. Shadow Arena combines MOBA, battle royale, and MMO genres to create a new type of PvP action.
Currently, the game has 2 modes: Solo and Team. Each of these features skill-based matchmaking that provides stronger opponents based on performance.
The Shadow Arena beta has been announced by Pearl Abyss today. Shadow Arena was originally a game within Black Desert Online that has evolved into a game of its own as time has gone on. According to Pearl Abyss, while Shadow Arena does draw from Black Desert Online it has created its own style drawing from Battle Royales, MOBAs, and MMOs to create a unique arena fighter. Shadow Arena has two modes, solo and team which each challenge players in different ways.
A closed beta test for Shadow Arena will be running from February 27th to March 8th. Registration to take part in the beta test can be done on Shadow Arena’s official site. The beta will take place on Steam and will not be available for consoles though the game is expected to be available on consoles after it launches on PC. Right now Pearl Abyss says that they expect Shadow Arena to be released on PC within the first half of this year.
You can also check out the trailer for Shadow Arena which was released back in November as part of Pearl Abyss Connect 2019. The game looks exactly as amazing as you would expect considering it has been spun off from Black Desert Online which is without a doubt the most beautiful MMO that has ever been made.
Pearl Abyss has announced two new MMORPGs and an MMO shooter which will be on display for the world during their G-Star 2019 presentation. You’ll be able to watch it live on Twitch and Youtube if you can’t go to South Korea to see it in person.
Here’s what we know about each game so far.
An open-world MMORPG set in an epic fantasy world. Three tribes fight for control of the Pywell continent. Jason Jung from RYL Online is working on the game along with Dae-il Kim, the founder of Pearl Abyss, and Eter Lee, from RYL Online and C9.
A collectible MMORPG for all ages. Being worked on by Sang-young Kim and Suh Won Choi, both formerly on the Black Desert Online development team.
An exosuit MMO shooter. It’s the first shooter from Pearl Abyss. Being developed by Minh Le, the co-creator of Counter-Strike.
Additionally, Pearl Abyss will be having a closed beta test for a new fantasy arena fighter game, Shadow Arena. It is being described as “the ultimate survival game” and features fast-paced, action-packed combat. It will be available for hands-on at G-Star so expect to see some footage.
Right now, that’s all we know about the games but more will be coming on November 13th when the Pearl Abyss presentation takes place. It will be on at 8 PM PST if you want to tune in to see the presentation live.