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Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Obsidian Edition - What's included
By Sam Jones - 20th May 2020Games
What you'll get in Obsidian Entertainment's latest RPG in the multi-award-winning series
If you haven't set sail on a dangerous voyage to exotic lands in isometric RPG Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, some would say you haven't lived!
Versus Evil and Obsidian Entertainment's latest installment in the award-winning series takes you on a journey across land and sea with deep narrative and storytelling, immersive dynamic weather conditions and many foes to face along the way. For those wanting to embrace the full PoE II: Deadfire experience, the developers introduced players to Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire - Obsidian Edition - a mythical voyage with all the trimmings.
If you're wondering which version to treat yourself to, we take a look at what you'll get when purchasing Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire - Obsidian Edition.
The base game (obviously)
In the Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire base game, you'll embark on a quest to find a rogue god over land and sea. As the Watcher and captain of your own upgradable ship, you'll set a course and discover the vast Deadfire Archipelago with a brand-new new character customization system, meaningful companion relationships, freedom of exploration, as well as a world that reacts to the complex, moral choices you'll have to make.
As well as four sidekicks joining you on your adventure, you can select from seven unique new and returning companions to accompany you. Watch how they react to each other through the all-new companion relationship system – or create your own custom party members from scratch.
Create a truly custom alter ego with the re-imagined multi-class system, now featuring three sub-classes with their own unique skills. On your travels, you'll witness a living breathing world, creatively built on hand-painted backgrounds integrated seamlessly with 3D models, dynamic weather and lighting, and stunning visual effects.
Keeping your ship in tip-top shape is just as important as keeping everyone alive when you do end up venturing into the unexplored regions. Captain your crew and upgrade your ship wisely to repel boarders, survive canon fire, and keep a potentially mutinous crew in-line.
You can customize your boat stronghold to serve as a mobile base for exploring islands and for ship-to-ship encounters. Claim new ships by stealing them from enemies or go down the more conventional route and purchase one.
A trio of DLCs to enjoy
In addition to the already action-packed base game, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire - Obsidian Edition also includes three DLC packs. These robust content expansions add new areas, new experiences, new items, and expand the world of Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire even further.
In DLC one 'Beast of Winter', you'll witness an ancient feud between eldritch powers goes unresolved in the southern seas, and only you can halt the mounting destruction. Beast of Winter takes your party into the Beyond, a realm of the bizarre, with unique challenges and rewards unseen in the outside world.
Plumb its depths to uncover the mystery of a doomsday cult, battle a host of ancient terrors, and use your wits to overcome intriguing puzzles. In DLC two 'Seeker, Slayer, Survivor', you'll venture far from the bustling trade lanes of the Deadfire Archipelego, where the most ambitious warriors of Eora gather to compete for divine favor. Seeker, Slayer, Survivor is a combat-focused expansion that unlocks a new island full of challenges to overcome and quests to seek lost artifacts across the Deadfire.
In order to progress, your party must explore an untamed landscape, rediscover ancient relics, and relive historical battles of Eora in your quest to out-live and out-kill all who stand against you. The third DLC 'The Forgotten Sanctum' the great wizards of Eora have gathered together for a common cause and reach out to you, the Watcher, for assistance.
Whether you choose to give that assistance, or subvert their plans, will have vast consequences for the future of the Deadfire Archipelago as a whole. This endgame opportunity puts you in a position to befriend, betray, or befuddle the greatest magical minds of Eora as you uncover secrets lost for generations.
Fancy attire and a wee little companion
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire - Obsidian Edition also grants you access to some quirky extra content and cosmetics. The Defiant Apparel is a stylish tricorn hat comes with a built-in eyepatch, which protects the wearer from a variety of ocular incursions, as well as looking extremely piratical. You'll also get Cosmo the space pig - who accompanies your party by floating on cyan gossamer, inspiring you through a combination of unflappable courage and incredible cuteness.
It'll put you off eating space bacon for life!
Imagery and audio wonders
The Pillars of Eternity series not only pulls you in with a gripping story, it also lets you explore beautiful worlds and lose yourself in awe-inspiring music - and with Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire - Obsidian Edition, that's still the case!
In this edition, you'll not only get the official soundtrack by Justin Bell, featuring all-new tracks, you'll also receive three extra digital goodies. The Digital P&P Guide is a pen-and-paper adventuring system that has been developed from the ground up by Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire lead designer Josh Sawyer and other members of the Deadfire design team - allowing you to connect with other Deadfire fans and create your own adventures.
There's also the Hi-Res Digital Map, a glorious sea chart suitable for use as a desktop wallpaper or printed out to help navigate the treacherous waters of the Deadfire Archipelago - and the Digital Guidebook, Vol. II created by Dark Horse Comics.
Vol. II this is the next volume in the comprehensive guide to the world of Pillars of Eternity, filled with the legends, lore, and lost locations of the Deadfire Archipelago. Useful as an adventuring companion, or just to browse and learn more about the intricacies of this deep and enigmatic corner of Eora, the digital guidebook features beautiful illustrations and plenty of fascinating background.
Don't delay your voyage any longer, Watcher. Grab your officially licensed Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire - Obsidian Edition Steam PC key from Fanatical right now!