Black Desert is a new title from the Korean game company Pearl Abyss and exclusive to Korea at the moment No release date for the EU or NA has been announced.
The game offers a seamless sandbox world, no loading except for the instances. The game world has its own day and night cycle that will affect gameplay. Each day or night is equivalent to 4 real time hours. As an added feature monsters will be more dangerous and most NPCs will go home during the night. Some quest will be time specific to day or night which adds to the gameplay.
There are 5 character races in Black Desert which are: Human, Elf, Giant, Dwarf and Hobbit. The first 3 have been confirmed, and the last 2 are still to be confirmed.
The Classes Known so far are: Fighter, Ranger, Sorcerer, Giant, Predator, Valkyrie, Wizard, Blader, and Tamer. Of them only the Warrior, Ranger, Sorceress and Giant are playable as of the 2nd closed beta.
Characters will have Parkour-like movement, similar to the Assassin Creed style and an active combat system. You will be able to climb on towers and houses when needed. The game will also have mounted combat. There will be open world PvP combat and Siege warfare, where players will have the ability to ride elephants.
The game has a highly detailed housing system and decoration features. Each house in a city can be purchased and can even be turned into a business as a shop or blacksmith. When out traveling the world, you can rest in a tent, but it is not as detailed as an actual house.
Now you may be asking yourself, why are you showing me this awesome game that i can't play. Well, the main reason is because of the amazing and jaw dropping character creation that the game has. With most MMORPG players, they want to be different and stand out from the others players in game. No one want to run around and see the exact same character as their own.
Black Desert has the ability to make sure that doesn't happen. It appears you can spend as much time creating your character, as you would playing the game. The game gives you the ability to change and customize every single part of your character, and they have the graphics to match. With a rich and awesome game world which is highly detailed and adds to the realism of your character. Still have some doubts, check out the character customization video below. Also, the first official game trailer below that. This game has definitely jumped up on my, "must play" list, if and when it gets to North America. Enjoy!