Final Black Desert closed beta heralded by peculiar cinematic

Black Desert Online

Who likes exposition? The Black Desert Online opening cinematic is here to tell you exactly what is going on in ponderous, exhaustive tones straight from B-grade Saturday morning anime. For some reason it's narrated by Tay Zonday—yes, the chap who sang Chocolate Rain. It's causing some concern, particularly as one of the highlights for the final closed beta test is the addition of voice acting.

The second Black Desert closed beta begins 8am UTC tomorrow, February 18, and continues through to February 22, so it looks like you'll have to pick between this and The Division's open beta. If you've spent upwards of €50 on preorder packages, you're guaranteed a spot, but you can sign up to be selected as part of the test and find out if the questing is any better than its introduction.

If you're keen, you can download the beta client ahead of time in addition to creating a character and reserving a name.