Pearl Abyss announced that Shadow Arena, an upcoming free-to-play Fantasy Arena Fighter from the creators of Black Desert, will be available on Steam (PC) for a global Closed Beta test running from February 27 to March 8, to which you can register now until February 24.
Global Closed/Open Beta Signups
Players who wish to participate in the Shadow Arena Beta test can sign up now on the official website until February 24. Registration started on February 11, 2020 (Tue) and will stay open until the end date (unlimited beta keys).
It isn’t clear whether the game will be available for those who didn’t sign up. Hence it isn’t known whether this is an Open or Closed Beta event. It is likely however that Pearl Abyss will decide to make it closed or open in due date, depending on the number of pre-registrations that were submitted.
Shadow Arena’s beta tests were successful in Korea and Russia, paving the way for a global Beta test (and subsequent release) that will reach more players across the globe and offer improved gameplay features, with language support available in 14 languages, including English, Thai, Indonesian, and Turkish. (Full list: Korean, English, Russian, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Turkish, Indonesian, and Thai).
About Shadow Arena
Shadow Arena is a free-to-play Fantasy Arena Fighter (battle royale style), where 40 players compete against each other to be the sole survivor. During matches, players can level up by hunting monsters or acquiring/upgrading items. Plenty of different fighting styles are enabled with a variety of nine characters (Jordine Ducas, Ahon Kirus, Yeonhwa, Gerhard Shultz, Haru, Herawen, Goyen, Orwen, and Badal the Golden) at launch.
Shadow Arena offers both Solo and Team Modes and is planned for release on PC during the first half of 2020, with a console expected sometime thereafter.