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Black Desert Online

Platform(s): PC, Xbox One
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Daum Games Europe
Developer: Pearl Abyss
Release Date: March 3, 2016

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'Black Desert Online' (ALL) Soundtrack Gets Remastered by European Orchestras - Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2017 @ 7:11 a.m. PDT

Black Desert Online is an open-world action MMORPG with next-generation visuals and skill-based combat that rejuvenates the genre.

With the deepest character customization of any game currently on the market, Black Desert Online allows for unprecedented detail in character creation. Its intuitive controls, beautifully designed world, and extensive lore will enthrall both newcomers and veterans of MMO games and action RPGs.

Travel through the lands in search of treasure and adventure or become one of the top craftsmen in the land. Set up trade routes and breed horses or compete against other guilds in epic siege warfare.

PearlAbyss announced that it is revamping their score for Black Desert Online to replace the original MIDI soundtrack with orchestrated music.

The new score has been re-arranged by Hui Man Ryu, Black Desert Online’s original composer who is regarded as one of the most popular music directors within the Korean video game industry. He is also very well known for his work on rhythm game classics such as EZ2DJ and DJMAX and is better known to gaming fans as CROOVE.

Currently, 40 out of 240 themes are being remastered to create more lavish and warmer sounds compared to that of the original MIDI score. The re-arranged leitmotifs will help players to connect more deeply with Black Desert Online’s vast world, interesting characters and story arcs. Whole new compositions were created to better fit the story and emphasize the emotional experience in certain cutscenes. While some of the older compositions might be replaced with new music and re-arrangements, PearlAbyss is working on a system will enable players to listen to the original score in-game for those who prefer the pre-remastered versions.

“We are doing our best to provide the highest possible music quality to our players and to complement the beautiful world PearlAbyss has created,” Ryu said, “From the small town inn to the never-ending ocean, we hope to bring the world of Black Desert straight to your ears. I hope our adventurers enjoy this musical journey as much as I do.”

The remastered score will be conducted, performed and recorded by the National Orchestra of Halle in Germany with the help from orchestra’s from Prague and Budapest and will be directed by Mr. Hui Man Ryu himself. Mr. Hui Man Ryu has been with the PearlAbyss team since the start of the Black Desert Online project where he is in charge of its music and game audio.

A preview of the remastered soundtracks, Calpheon - Calpheon, the Capital City and Balenos - Versus the Final Boss, can be found here. Along with the remastered music, players can look forward to a complete graphics overhaul as announced by the studio during this year’s Game Developers Conference .

Key Features

  • A beautifully designed open world that’s as expansive as it is alive
  • Heart-pounding skill-based combat
  • Unprecedented character customization with incredible detail
  • Crisp next-generation graphics
  • Extensive open world PvP modes (Arena mode, guild vs guild, node wars, castle siege, and more)
  • Engaging story with deep lore and epic quests
  • Unique farming system - grow and perfect your crops
  • A personalized stable - catch, tame, and breed wild horses
  • Deep crafting, housing, fishing, hunting, and alchemy systems
  • Intuitive action gameplay complete with gamepad support

Get a free 7-day trial for Black Desert Online here.


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