Alongside the announcement of Cities: Skylines coming to PS4 this August, publisher Paradox Interactive announced today that it’s bringing Obsidian Entertainment’s RPG, Pillars of Eternity, to PS4 and Xbox One on August 29th, in the form of Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition, which includes the base game, and its two-part expansion pack, The White March.
For those that don’t know Pillars of Enternity is an old-school-styled RPG that released on PC, Mac, and Linux, back in March of 2015. The game is said to be a spiritual successor to classics like Icewind Dale and Baldur’s Gate.
The game first emerged on the scene via Kickstarter, where it raised over $4 million USD, which at the time was the highest funded video game of all time, and still is among the top-funded games ever on the crowdfunding platform.
Upon release the game garnered both praise from gamers and critics for its world, strategic combat, and stellar writing. A two-part expansion pack, Pillars of Eternity: The White March followed up the base-game in August 2015 and February 2016. Then, a sequel, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, was announced in January 2017.
Development of Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition is being handled by Paradox Arctic and distributed at physical retail by 505 Games. The console ports will feature an enhanced UI and redesigned controls designed from the ground-up.
The following overview of the game, courtesy of its Steam listing, is provided:
Prepare to be enchanted by a world where the choices you make and the paths you choose shape your destiny. Obsidian Entertainment, the developer of Fallout: New Vegas™ and South Park: The Stick of Truth™, together with Paradox Interactive is proud to present Pillars of Eternity.
Recapture the deep sense of exploration, the joy of a pulsating adventure, and the thrill of leading your own band of companions across a new fantasy realm and into the depths of monster-infested dungeons in search of lost treasures and ancient mysteries.
So gather your party, venture forth, and embrace adventure as you delve into a realm of wonder, nostalgia, and the excitement of classic RPGs with Obsidian’s Pillars of Eternity!
- Play as any one of six races: Human, Aumaua, Dwarf, Elf, Godlike and Orlan.
- Utilize five core skills to overcome any situation: Stealth, Athletics, Lore, Mechanics and Survival.
- Deep character customization: Build a character as one of eleven classes such as Barbarian, Chanter, Cipher, Druid, Fighter, Monk, Paladin, Priest, Ranger, Rogue and Wizard.
- Sculpt your own story: Side with various factions using a reputation system, where your actions and choices have far reaching consequences.
- Explore a rich and diverse world: Beautiful pre-rendered environments laced with an engaging story and characters bring the world to life.
It’s currently unclear how much Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition will cost. The base-game on PC costs $44.99 USD, however, this version also includes the two-part expansion pack, so it’s unclear if the $44.99 USD price-point will remain or if it will cost a full-retail price of $59.99 USD.
Below, you can check out a new trailer which accompanied the announcement: