Divinity II: Ego Draconis Smells of Gold

If Dragon Age: Origins and Risen haven’t burned you out on 3rd person fantasy Western RPGs, here’s another one for you.  CDV Software and DTP Entertainment announced today that their new action-RPG Divinity II: Ego Dragonis has gone gold.  Divinity II is the not-quite-sequel of previous games in the franchise, although, according to the official web site, you don’t need to know anything about those games to enjoy the massive, open world that this RPG contains.

It probably won’t get as much press as the likes of Dragon Age, so here are some of the game’s features, taken right from the site.

  • Sequel to the award-winning Divine Divinity and Beyond Divinity Role Playing Games!
    Following the lineage of these two much-acclaimed RPGs, Divinity II: Ego Draconis has adapted many of the most famous elements that made these two original games classics. Divinity II: Ego Draconis makes use of the same classless system that was incorporated in Divine Divinity, which allows you to choose your own path as you become a Dragon Knight.
  • Fight as both a human and a dragon.
    Don’t settle for taming and riding a dragon when you can be the Dragon! For the first time, an RPG unleashes the very power of the Dragon on you! Climb high and vaporize all that stands in your way as you strategically use both your human and dragon forms to defeat Damian and become the ultimate Dragon Knight!
  • Dynamically unfolding storyline depending on your choices and skills.
    Divinity II : Ego Draconis gives you a wide range of moral choices when deciding on how to act on quest objectives. When you make these choices, the consequences of your actions appear throughout game play. Consequences such as up to 20 possible quest solutions, new quest chains, NPC reactions, vendor pricing and other experience-altering consequences make Divinity II: Ego Draconis very interesting and engaging.
  • Use your powerful Battle Tower as base of operations.
    Looming like a colossal stone claw over Sentinel Island, stands the Battle Tower, a vast citadel built many centuries ago by Maxos, the Dragon Mage. Become bound to the Battle Tower through a mystical relic known as the Dragon Stone. The Dragon Stone allows you to teleport to the Battle Tower at any moment so that you can utilize the powers within.
  • Build your very own ultimate fighting creature.
    Conjure the spirits to bring to life a creature made from body parts you have collected during your battles. This creature?s power is literally the sum of its body parts; the composition of various limbs determines its strengths and abilities. Once you are able to assemble this abomination, you may summon it to support you in combat.

Divinity II ships for both the PC and Xbox 360 on January 5, 2010, so if you’ve enjoyed other titles of the genre lately, it’s likely you will want to keep an eye on this one.

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Chad Awkerman

Chad joined the DualShockers staff in mid 2009 and since then has put much of his time into covering RPGs, with a focus on the Japanese side of the genre, from the obscure to the mainstream. He's a huge fan of iconic games like Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy VI and Persona 4 yet enjoys the smaller niche titles, as well. In his spare time he enjoys experiencing new beer, new foods and keeping up with just about every sci-fi show on television. He's married to an intelligent, beautiful Southern Belle who keeps his life interesting with witty banter and spicy Cajun cooking.

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