Pillars of Eternity, Obsidian Entertainment’s role-playing masterpiece from 2015, is set to receive a new expansion this month in the form of The White March – Part 2.
Not to be confused with the brownshirt rally in Blues Brothers, The White March – Part 2 is set to expand upon the side campaign introduced in the first part in all new locations. In terms of actual content, the expansion also adds a new Barbarian party companion.
Beyond content additions, the expansion will include a new streamlined combat UI, updates to the in-game Stronghold and portions of the game world, a new “Story Time” game mode that allows for easy combat and faster access to the game’s story, and improvements to a broad range of in-game features such as knockout injuries that add more depth to the game’s combat. These updates will bring the game up to version 3.0 and arrive as a free update to anyone who owns the game–not just owners of The White March – Part 2. The update will be out on the same day.
To explain these features, Obsidian and the game’s publisher Paradox Interactive have released a new developer video showcasing the details.
Paradox and Obsidian say that the new expansion will bring the first chapter of Pillars of Eternity to a close.
“We’re committed to expanding and supporting the Pillars of Eternity experience. We have many stories to tell in this world and this has only been the first one,” said Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart, hinting that there will be future games in the setting.
Last year, I wrote about how Pillars of Eternity made me love video games again.