Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, the sequel to the Kickstarter success is releasing on April 3rd, as announced yesterday by Obsidian Entertainment on their Twitter account. Also, THQ Nordic and Versus Evil announced a partnership to help on the distribution of the game’s physical editions.
A god has awakened, destroying everything you built throughout the first game while doing so, leaving you at the brink of death. Now, as the captain of your own ship, things are getting a lot more interesting – and harder – than before. Players can navigate the seas looking for treasures and secret dungeons, along with random encounters which outcomes are based solely on your decisions.
Deadfire now presents a total overhaul on its predecessor’s graphic engine. Shadows and lighting are more detailed than ever, which also serve as the perfect tools for the new weather system. Oh, and you can totally import the save file from the previous game (if you finished the main story line) to see the evolution of your character.
For those who want to pre-order the game, Obsidian has released a list of details regarding each edition. First and foremost, digital pre-orders include three exclusive digital items: a special weapon, an in-game pet and a custom flag for your ship.
The Deluxe Edition of Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire includes the Digital Explorer Pack, with a game map, a PoE Pen & Paper RPG Starter Guide, the official soundtrack and more goodies. Lastly, the Obsidian Edition features three DLC Content Packs – which content is unknown at the moment – and all the previously mentioned items.
Obsidian run yet another successful crowdfunding campaign, but they chose Fig as a platform this time around. Over 30,000 backers supported the campaign, which succeeded on its first day. Up to date, the number has stopped at $4,400,000, surpassing the initial $1,100,00 goal.
Lastly, THQ Nordic announced a partnership with Versus Evil and Obsidian to ship the physical editions of Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire worldwide. Official prices and release dates for these editions are yet to be announced.