Beyond being an incredible RPG, Pillars of Eternity's development story and how the game ultimately saved Obsidian is one for the gaming history books. Pillars of Eternity was a kickstarted hit, put Obsidian in a place to create another original RPG with Tyranny, and is getting a sequel that was funded
“Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is our first sequel here at Obsidian and we’ve created something incredible," says Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart in the press release. "At Obsidian, we are all about stories, worlds, and characters, and in Deadfire we’ve done it again with a vast open world explorable by the player’s own customizable ship, character customization with enough options to make any RPG player want to make a hundred characters, and an exciting narrative that truly delivers on the reactivity that makes our games special. We’re confident that new and returning players will find Deadfire to be the RPG experience of the year."
In addition to the news that Versus Evil is publishing Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, Obsidian has revealed the official release and pre-order bonuses. All the crucial details are below for your reading pleasure.
What Is The Release Date For Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire?
Obsidian and Versus Evil have revealed that Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire will launch on April 3, 2018. The standard edition will be available physically and digitally for $49.99. The Deluxe Edition will be priced $59.99 and include 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, high-rez game map, and volume II of the digital guidebook published by Dark Horse.
The Obsidian Edition, priced at $74.99 for digital, will include all items in the Deluxe version and also contain access to the first three DLC expansions for Deadfire. Post-launch, those individual expansions will cost $9.99 each. The physical Obsidian Edition will cost $79.99 and includes a cloth map, an Explorer's notepad, and a set of postcards.
How Can You Preorder Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire?
The digital editions of Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire are available on Steam, GOG, and the official Obsidian website. Physical copies of the game will be available at all major gaming retail stores. If you pre-order the Standard, Deluxe, or Obsidian Edition, you will receive three unique in-game digital items:
St. Drogga's Skull – Crafted from a
sabreand the skull of a martyr it will slash and burn enemies in combat, while also guiding players through the darkest reaches of the Deadfire.
Beakhead, the Hawk (In-Game Pet) – Beakhead, the white hawk, took a liking to your ship soon after you arrived in the Deadfire. Captains in the Deadfire are only as effective as their crew, and with this jaunty first-mate by your
sideyou're bound to find success at sea.
The Black Flag – This flag is said to have been flown by a mysterious and rowdy band of seadogs from a far-off land, who dyed their sails black with a stain made from ground-up dragon glass. Dark and intimidating, but somehow attractive, nonetheless.