From Press Release:
Irvine, California – May 8th, 2018 Obsidian Entertainment, developer of genre-defining role-playing games, in partnership with powerhouse publisher Versus Evil, today announced the launch of Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire. Role playing fans will rejoice in Obsidian’s continued success in creating a rich and compelling narrative delivered in the grandest of RPGs. Deadfire’s deep progression mechanics, enhanced companion system, tactical combat and new exploration across land and sea, is an upgrade from this multi-award winning RPG studio.
“Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is the first sequel we’ve made to one of our own games. Building on the incredible foundation of the first Pillars of Eternity, we’ve been able to create an even more dynamic world with systems such as our open world approach to the Deadfire,” said Obsidian Entertainment CEO, Feargus Urquhart. “What’s been even more gratifying is the incredible support our community has given us over the years. Without them we would not have been able to create this amazing RPG.”
“Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire exemplifies the sheer dedication and passion from the team at Obsidian Entertainment in crafting what will surely be one of the biggest RPG’s in 2018,” said Steve Escalante, Versus Evil’s General Manager, “Today, fans of the studio and the original game will be able to experience all the improvements, additions and upgrades to this classic RPG. We’re very excited to help realize Obsidian’s vision with their release today and look forward to seeing RPG fans around the world explore the Deadfire!”
Consumers can now purchase the Standard, Deluxe, and Obsidian Editions through Steam, GOG.com, Obsidian.net, VersusEvil.com, and at their other favorite, digital retailers. The physical Standard and Obsidian Edition of the game, which includes additional in-game content and physical items for gamers to enjoy, is available to buy at major gaming retail stores, published by THQ Nordic, such as Amazon.com, Best Buy, and other retailers around the globe.
The standard edition of Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire (€45.99/£32.99 – digital and €49.99/£44.99 physical retail) contains the base game, while the Deluxe Edition (€54.99/£46.99) includes the game’s official soundtrack composed by Justin Bell, an in-game pet, a Deadfire themed special in-game item, a digital pen and paper RPG starter guide, a high-resolution game map and Volume II of the digital guide book, published by Dark Horse. Taking a step up, the Obsidian Edition (€69.99/£57.99 – digital and €79.99/£69.99 physical retail) includes everything that comes in the Deluxe Edition as well as the first three DLC expansions for Pillars of Eternity II (normally €9.99/£7.49 each), the first of which, ‘Beast of Winter’, will be available in July.
Thanks to our partner THQ Nordic, fans can also purchase wonderful physical versions of the Standard and Obsidian Editions. RPG and Obsidian fans will be pleased to find the Obsidian Edition to contain a cloth map of the Deadfire region, an Explorer’s notepad and a set of postcards displaying the Deadfire Archipelago in beautiful detail. Those interested in learning more should visit their local retail stores.
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is available now on Windows PC, Mac, and Linux platforms with a console version for PlayStation ® 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch coming later in the year.