Posted Mon Aug 22, 2016 at 09:24 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
Following a $2 million Kickstarter, Larian Studios' 'Divinity: Original Sin II' is apparently ready for some public consumption. The game is headed to PC via Steam Early access on September 15th, and there, Larian hopes to get the feedback needed to achieve the promised potential of the co-op cRPG.
To start off, the Early Access version will let players play the opening portion of the campaign as well as try out the PvP Arena.
Backers will have access to these builds, while everyone else can purchase the game ($44.99) on Steam. (See here.)
From Larian Studios:
The sequel to Larian Studios' award-winning RPG, Divinity: Original Sin 2 is an entirely new experience built upon the next-gen Divinity Engine with up to four-person multiplayer, cooperative and competitive questing, and new combat mechanics including advanced elemental interactions.
In a world where the Gods are dead, you play a wielder of forbidden magic, quarantined in the prison colony of Fort Joy. The Magisters of the Divine Order want to “cure” you of your powers. But, the Order has secrets of its own. Secrets that threaten everyone. If the world remains godless, chaos will rule. It’s time for a new Divinity.
Define your own path with an extensive roleplaying system inspired by tabletop gaming. Create a custom Origin Story for your character, or choose one of the specially-crafted Origins with unique quest-lines penned collaboratively by Larian Studios’ writers and Chris Avellone.
The world and its inhabitants react and adapt to each player's combination of Origin Story, traits, and deeds, creating an individualized adventure with distinctive interactions and quests, sometimes even forcing players to choose between pursuing their own goals and those of the party.
Source: Larian Studios
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