Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous, the computer RPG developed by Owlcat Games, comes out on September 2, and we couldn’t be more excited! In this adaptation of the 2013 Pathfinder Adventure Path of the same name, the player is tasked with saving a dark and gritty demon-infested world from ruin—or damning it to its fate. After an incredible $2 million Kickstarter campaign and beta release, the game will initially launch on Steam, the Epic Games Store, and GOG for PC/Mac, with console adaptations for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One following next spring, on March 1, 2022. But you don’t have to wait until the game is out to get your copy! Choose from three exciting editions by preordering today on your preferred platform!
- Core Edition: Includes a digital copy of the game
- Commander Edition: Includes the game, artbook, digital soundtrack, digital world map, and in-game items
- Mythic Edition: Includes the game, artbook, digital soundtrack, digital world map, in-game items, and the season pass with three DLCs to be detailed later, including a new roguelike mode!
Preorder any edition and receive the following bonus items:
- 3 extra animal companion skins
- 2 in-game items (boots and amulet)
- Owlcat in-game pet
The Worldwound Opens!
At the dawn of the Age of Lost Omens, a massive rift in reality destroyed the nation of Sarkoris and left a permanent portal between Golarion and the Abyss. Known as the Worldwound, this extraplanar chasm left the world vulnerable to invasion by ravenous demonic hordes. An alliance of knights, barbarians, and other heroes stemmed the demon army and contained it within the Worldwound, and for the next century, crusade after crusade tried to defeat the demons only to fail time and time again. Their greatest success, the line of magical artifacts known as wardstones that stand sentinel along the Worldwound's border, barely manages to contain the demons. When one of the wardstones is sabotaged, the demons within surge out in a massive assault like none before. Even before the Fifth Crusade has begun, fiends have brought down a city and slayed some of the crusaders' greatest defenders and heroes.
Unleash the Wrath of the Righteous
In the Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous computer RPG, you take on the role of the Commander, who witnesses the tragic events that precipitate Golarion’s final stand against the invading demon armies. Over the course of the game, the Commander will assemble a band of loyal companions, from the redeemed succubus Arueshalae to the aasimar noble Daeran; marshal the armies of the crusade and command them in battle; and tap into mythic power to alter the very fabric of reality.
The Perfect Companions
Each companion offers a rich background and side plots to flesh out their history, relationship to the Commander, and role within the crusade. Companions both make up the adventuring party you’ll take through the game and serve as advisors, lieutenants in the ongoing war, and in some cases, even romantic partners. Your choices, alignment, and mythic path selection all impact the companions’ relationships with the Commander, ensuring that each playthrough offers a unique experience! Check out the shaman Camellia; the ranger Lann, one possible Commander; the Hellknight Regill; and Seelah, our own iconic paladin—just four of more than a dozen companions available to augment your game.
You’ll feel the scale of the conflict in Wrath of the Righteous with the Crusade system, a new strategic layer of gameplay built specifically for this adventure. At a certain point in the game, you will be granted command of the Fifth Crusade: a grand push against the demons. From that point on, you venture forth not only with your party but by recruiting troops and their leaders. Gradually, you will build up armies of thousands and march them across the Worldwound to seize back the territories and their treasures from the enemy.
With Mythic Power…
Further customizing the story to your choices, the mythic path you select grants your character a unique set of skills that push the limits of the Pathfinder RPG. It also presents a distinct narrative arc, ultimately leading to your mythic transformation into a being of unmatched power! As Commander, you can become a celestial angel, a raging demon, a powerful lich, a cunning trickster, an otherworldly aeon, a rebellious azata, a wise gold dragon, or an insatiable swarm-that-walks; you can even remain mortal and walk the arduous path toward becoming a living legend. With mythic transformations, you can increase the rank of your chosen path to earn new skills and abilities while also having a great impact on the world around you.
New Visual Features
In addition to new classes and other character options, Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous expands upon the features in the bestselling Pathfinder: Kingmaker game from 2018, with a slew of new visual features, including:
- Hand-painted textures
- Physical-based rendering
- Overhauled weather system
- New particle systems and surfaces
- Dynamic lightning
- Better textures and more realistic 3D models
- Darker and more serious art style throughout
- 360° camera control
Check out some of these new features in play in the following trailer!
Can you rise against the demon host to prevent the armies of Deskari, demon lord of the Locust Host, from swallowing the world?
Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is Almost Here!
Thursday, August 19, 2021