Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire releases in April – here’s information on available editions and preorders

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 26 January 2018 14:46 GMT

Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire has a release date and some nice pre-order bonuses to tempt you.

Interested parties can now digitally pre-order Obsidian Entertainment’s Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire and net some nice extras which can be claimed when the RPG released in April.

Pillars of Eternity 2 options include standard, deluxe, and Obsidian Editions. A physical Obsidian Edition, which includes additional in-game content and physical items, is available for pre-order at all major gaming retail stores.

Pre-ordering any of the editions provides the following three in-game items:

  • St. Drogga’s Skull – Crafted from a sabre and the skull of a martyr it will slash and burn enemies in combat, while also guiding players through the darkest reaches of the Deadfire.
  • Beakhead, the Hawk (In-Game Pet): Beakhead, the white hawk, took a liking to your ship soon after you arrived in the Deadfire. Captains in the Deadfire are only as effective as their crew, and with this jaunty first-mate by your side you’re bound to find success at sea.
  • The Black Flag: This flag is said to have been flown by a mysterious and rowdy band of seadogs from a far-off land, who dyed their sails black with a stain made from ground-up dragon glass. Dark and intimidating, but somehow attractive, nonetheless.

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Here’s more on each edition available:

Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Deluxe Edition ($59.99) (physical, digital)

  • Official soundtrack composed by Justin Bell
  • In-game pet
  • Deadfire themed special in-game item
  • Digital pen and paper RPG starter guide
  • High-resolution game map
  • Volume 2 of the digital guide book from Dark Horse

Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Obsidian Edition ($74.99) (digital)

  • Official soundtrack composed by Justin Bell
  • In-game pet
  • Deadfire themed special in-game item
  • Digital pen and paper RPG starter guide
  • High-resolution game map
  • Volume 2 of the digital guide book from Dark Horse
  • First three DLC expansions when available

Physical versions of Obsidian Edition are the same price, and include all items in the digital version. It does, however, contain the additional physical items: a cloth map of the Deadfire region, an Explorer’s notepad and a set of postcards featuring the Deadfire Archipelago.

Standard editions of Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire will run you $49.99, or the regional equivalent. The three downloadable content offerings, when released, will each cost $9.99.

Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire was announced in January 2017 when Obsidian posted the project to crowdfunding service Fig. Within  24 hours, the campaign surpassed its initial $1.1 million goal. By the end of February, over $3 million in funding was reported.

By campaign’s end, funding reached $4,407,598  surpassing Psychonauts 2 which was at one time was the most funded game on the Fig crowdfunding service.

The original Pillars of Eternity remains the fourth most funded game through Kickstarter.

Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire be released on April 3 for PC, Mac, and Linux platforms. Digital versions of the game can be purchased through Steam, GOG, Humble Store, and the official website.

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