If you ever played the original Pillars Of Eternity, then you must be just as excited for Pillars Of Eternity II: Deadfire’s release as I am. Not only does the base game look fantastic, but Obsidian just released a post detailing their 3 pieces of DLC that will release post-launch. A Season Pass that will include all 3 DLC will be available for purchase when the game launches for $24.99. Post-launch, each piece of DLC will be solid for $9.99 individually. Obsidian promises “New areas to discover, new secrets to reveal and a whole host of new characters to meet and challenges to overcome!”.
From Obsidian’s post:
“The first downloadable-content pack (DLC), “Beast Of Winter” will be available in July 2018, and will take your party to an island populated by a mysterious doomsday cult, that hides an ancient secret. Players will get to experience adventuring in “The Beyond,” a mysterious dimension populated by ancient souls and filled with devilish challenges.
The second DLC “Seeker, Slayer, Survivor” available in September 2018, is a combat-focused expansion taking place on a previously undiscovered island that will challenge the martial prowess of your party, and your tactical skills as a commander, as you embark on a mission to rediscover ancient relics, and pit your party against Eora’s most skilled and savage.
The third DLC, “The Forgotten Sanctum” available in November 2018, will test your party’s allegiance and morality in a quest to help (or obstruct) the great wizards of Eora. Will you befriend, betray or befuddle these venerable mystics as you uncover secrets lost to the generations? The consequences of your actions will be felt across the Deadfire Archipelago whatever you decide.”
Yes, I saw the DLC that has to doomsday cult as well. Yes, I know it seems to be a trend nowadays, but Pillars Of Eternity is in a class all by itself, along the likes of Baldur’s Gate or even the newer Divinity: Original Sin and its sequel. This is pure RPG heavily influenced by the DnD games of yesteryear. I, for one, cannot wait for Pillars Of Eternity’s newest iteration when it releases on May 8th on PC, Mac and Linux. Pre-orders currently available through Steam, GoG, Obsidian or Versus Evil.
What about you geeks? Have you played the original? Have you already pre-ordered the new one? Let us know in the comments!