Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Launches April 3

Obsidian Entertainment has announced the release date for Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire.

The massive CRPG sequel will launch for PC, Mac, and Linux on April 3rd of this year. Pre-orders are now live via the game’s official website, with pre-orders netting you the Captain’s Footlocker (which grants you three items to start your adventure with).

There’s also two more editions for the game, which are detailed below:


Deluxe Edition

  • PILLARS OF ETERNITY II: DEADFIRE BASE GAME
  • DIGITAL EXPLORER PACK:
    • Official Pillars of Eternity II Soundtrack
    • In-Game Pet
    • Special In-Game Item #1
    • PoE Pen & Paper RPG Starter Guide
    • High Resolution Game Map
    • Digital Guidebook Vol. II

Obsidian Edition

  • PILLARS OF ETERNITY II: DEADFIRE BASE GAME
  • DIGITAL EXPLORER PACK:
    • Official Pillars of Eternity II Soundtrack
    • In-Game Pet
    • Special In-Game Item #1
    • PoE Pen & Paper RPG Starter Guide
    • High Resolution Game Map
    • Digital Guidebook Vol. II
  • DEADFIRE DLC CONTENT PACKS
    • DLC Pack #1
    • DLC Pack #2
    • DLC Pack #3

In related news, THQ Nordic and Versus Evil announced a collaboration to distribute physical versions for the game. You can read more about that here.

Here’s a rundown on the game:


Pursue a rogue god over land and sea in the sequel to the multi-award-winning RPG Pillars of Eternity. Captain your ship on a dangerous voyage of discovery across the vast unexplored archipelago region of the Deadfire. Bend the world to your will, as you explore the depths of infinite possibilities, including detailed character customization, total freedom of exploration, and more meaningful choices at every turn.

  • Immerse yourself in a deeper single player RPG game experience – enriched with cutting edge technology and features, Deadfire builds on the foundation of classic D&D gameplay with vastly improved graphics, deeper game mechanics and a whole new hand-crafted adventure where choices truly matter.
  • Discover the new region of the Deadfire – plot your own course by ship and explore the rich and exotic islands of the archipelago region, discovering new places interacting with their inhabitants and engaging in a variety of quests at every port.
  • Build your party and customize your companions – choose from 7 different companions to join you on your quest and assign multiple classes and deeper abilities for each. Witness their personal relationships and interactions unfold with the addition of the new companion system.
  • Captain your ship across the seas – as your stronghold on the seas, your ship is much more than simply a vessel for exploring. Upgrade your ship and crew and choose what skills you improve in order to survive dangerous encounters along the way.

In case you missed it, you can find our review for the original Pillars of Eternity here (we highly recommend it!).

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  • Madbrainbox

    I still need to finish the original.For some reason it didn’t manage to keep my attention the same way KotoR 2 or NWN 2 had.

  • Person Man

    It’s honestly pretty boring.

  • Mino Kraehe

    Can’t wait. Loved the first one. :D

  • Taiho

    This. I was barely paying attention while playing through it. But then Spellforce 3 comes along that I drop 50 hours into because it’s a CRPG that makes me want to know what happens next.

  • RPGEndBoss

    For me the combat was enough to make up for any shortcomings in the story. I feel it’s unfairly criticized because of the SJW bullshit they pulled with the backer tombstones, and now people have their view of it tainted. It’s a fabulous game, regardless.

  • Person Man

    I haven’t played much of Spellforce 3, but from the beta alone I could tell it’s incredibly fun, especially when compared to it’s predecessors.