Black Desert Online's Calpheon Ball Event Showcased New Class and Future Plans



Nova, the next class for the hit-MMO will launch on December 22nd. Newly released roadmap outlines the future of Black Desert Online. To celebrate the upcoming class launch, free pets and other goodies can be acquired by players.


Kakao Games and Pearl Abyss showed off their upcoming content plans during this weekend’s ‘Calphe:ON Ball’. During this online event they showcased a fresh look at the upcoming Nova class and brief look at the future of the game in the form of a content roadmap.


Nova, the 21st class to join Black Desert Online, crushes her foes with a morning-star and tower shield. She is the lost heiress of Calpheon, one of the major power centres in the games’ story which is currently ruled by an elected council. Aside from heavy strikes from her morning star and shield, Nova can issue various commands. This allows her to summon spectral guardians from the heart of her shield and she can summon talons of frost to strike down her foe. Nova is a strategic frontline fighter that’s ready to take back her throne with an icy vengeance. Players will be able to be able to ‘pre-create’ their Nova on December 16 with the full release coming out on December 22.


While Nova is not releasing just yet, players that want to get into the swing of things can take advantage of lucrative events, one of which rewards an exclusive Young Ice Dragon mini pet. Players can also secure a free mount and special accessories that they can then use on the new Nova class once it launches.


As part of the event, producer Jae Hee Kim shared a roadmap detailing the current plans for the future of the game. Additionally, a devnote was published that recaps the details of the event and contains videos of four different performances of tracks from the game in new styles and arrangements.


Kakao Games and Pearl Abyss also announced that after February 24th 2021, the servicing duties of the game will be overseen by Pearl Abyss. This is already the case for the console, mobile and regions outside of North America and Europe.


Players interested in Black Desert Online can sign up for the 7-day free trial via the Black Desert Online official website, where they can also learn more about game updates and events.



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. The game has been successfully launched in over 150 countries, is available in 12 languages, and has over 20 million registered users. The mobile and console versions are scheduled to launch globally in 2019.

About Pearl Abyss



Best known for the MMORPG franchise Black Desert, Pearl Abyss is a leading developer in the game industry. Established in 2010, Pearl Abyss has since developed Black Desert for PC, mobile, and console. With all their games built on their proprietary engine, their games are renowned for their cutting-edge graphics. The company has four new projects in the works and is poised to continue its growth through 2019 and beyond to maintain its position as one of Asia’s leaders in game development. 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), Bluehole’s PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (serviced in Korea), and Ascent: Infinite Realm (scheduled to be serviced in North America and Europe).