Crimson Desert

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Crimson Desert is an open-world action adventure game developed and published by Pearl Abyss.


A saga written in blood… Experience the untold tale of mercenaries struggling to survive in the unforgiving lands of Pywel.

In an age of fading legends, whether you intend to or not, your actions will influence the story of Pywel.

Enter a war-torn realm of medieval fantasy, where allegiances are tested and heroes are made.

A War-Torn World

A vast but divided continent… A harsh desert… Cities as dangerous as they are breathtaking… In the world of Crimson Desert, gritty realism often precedes aesthetic beauty.

Crimson Desert tells the story of Pywel, a vast continent of divided regions inhabited by people struggling to survive in its ever-changing lands. From the vast plains of Akapen to the inhospitably cold lands of Kweiden, or the barren Desert, each region possesses its own unique beauty. However, you might have to scrape away the grime to see it!

As you traverse the cities of Pywel, be it the Desert Oases or Kweiden’s Ulsrund, land of the wolf, expect to encounter filthy alleys, destitute hovels, and marketplace language that would make even a Troll blush. Each location has its own unique character that is both fantastical and grounded in gritty realism.

Will you explore these strange new lands alone or venture into them with other players? However you decide to explore these ancient mysteries, just remember that whether you intend to or not, your actions will influence the story of Pywel.

This is Crimson Desert. This is where legends are made.

The Struggle of All, for All

A story of all struggling to survive in their own unique ways.

A new generation of weapons has emerged alongside the old: pistols beside swords, cannons beside axes, and even hand-mounted cannons. Furthermore, the advent of the mysterious art of alchemy has allowed some gifted practitioners to imbue these already deadly weapons with additional abilities. Suffice to say, you will never be short of a weapon or two in the world of Crimson Desert.

With a vast range of weapons and countless customization options, what you wield and how you wield it all depends on the type of warrior you want to be.

But you better be ready soon, for not all is what meets the eye in the world of Crimson Desert. Alongside the heralding of a new age of warfare, tales are also spoken of beings from a distant world, perhaps even a world that exists in a time yet to be.

So, make sure you’re well armed for the journey ahead.

Mercenaries Wanted

Not all will be prepared to endure the trials and tribulations unleashed by your enemies. Answer your calling and lead a band of battle-hardened mercenaries against those who seek your downfall.

You won’t be able to take on the many threats that exist across the lands alone, but you’re in luck, since you’ll have a group of your own mercenaries to rely on.

The King of Demeniss, Unifier of Lands, lies in a coma. In the ensuing power vacuum, those who have suffered under his iron rule now seek to exploit his weakness. Some who have felt the oppression of his conquests seek only independence, but others dream of gaining their own absolutist rule. In this time of turmoil, you will not survive against such powerful foes alone. You better assemble a team.

You must travel the world if you wish to find the most battle-hardened fighters to form your mercenary company, but to earn the trust of such esteemed warriors you must first become one yourself. Every mercenary you meet will have their own story to tell, their own unique reasons for choosing this path. If you wish to shape these warriors into an elite fighting unit and hear those tales, you will need to earn their respect. Only then will they fight under a single banner. Yours!

History is about to be made in the world of Crimson Desert, but it won’t be made alone.

Tread Carefully

The justice of those who dream of ruling is often distorted by desire. Learn to survive against a threat of mythical beasts, maniacal rulers, and hostile mercenaries.

A Pywellian scholar once wrote “forget not that today’s enemy may be thine ally tomorrow”. Wise words indeed, yet the opposite can also be said to be true. As you traverse Pywel, you will find that threats abound in all shapes and sizes. Be it the so-called “just” rulers promoting their own distorted brand of justice built on a foundation of death and bloodshed. Or the hostile forces threatening your lands both from within and from afar, such as a certain Desert-based cult that worships a powerful ancient god.

If you’re lucky, you might only encounter one of the ferocious mythical beasts that have awakened from their eternal slumber by the wars of humans. Though of course, luck is a matter of perspective in this instance. As you travel through Pywel, be sure of one thing: many dangers await you in the world of Crimson Desert.

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