Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Heads to PS4, Xbox One, and Switch in Holiday 2018

Obsidian Entertainment has announced a console release for Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire.

The upcoming RPG sequel will launch across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch sometime this holiday.

Porting duties are being handled by Red Cerberus, with Versus Evil and Obsidian working together to publish the game.

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!).

Brandon Orselli


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  1. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    February 6, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    Isn’t this actually really good?

    I can’t wait to play it on my Switch.

  2. Madbrainbox
    February 6, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    The last time Obsidian started a story on a boat,it was a little hit and miss.Hopefully this time it will be great.

  3. Michael Richardson
    Michael Richardson
    February 6, 2018 at 11:27 pm

    I love that the Switch will be getting good crpgs soon!