Pillars of Eternity: The White March Part II Release Date Announced, Story Teaser

Pillars of Eternity's final expansion, The White March Part II, now has a release date and a story teaser trailer, thanks to a press release sent by the folks at Paradox. While we were originally led to believe that the expansion would release in late January, it's now been delayed to the middle of the following month: February 16, to be precise. 

As for what it will include, the story teaser offers some hints as to the story arc:

And the press release mentions a new level cap, new abilities, the Story Mode difficulty, and a new companion in the form of the barbarian Meneha:

Return to Pillars of Eternity with New Trailer for The White March - Part 2

Epic Adventure in Eora to Resume with Latest Game Expansion on February 16

IRVINE, Calif. and STOCKHOLM Jan. 5, 2016 Obsidian Entertainment and Paradox Interactive announced today that The White March Part 2, the second expansion to Pillars of Eternity, will release on February 16, 2016. The White March Part 2 not only adds new content to the Pillars of Eternity universe, but also allows players to experience the conclusion of the stories told in The White March Part 1, bringing the first epic chapter of Pillars of Eternity to a close. Players will find a variety of new challenges waiting for them in the snowy borderlands of the Eastern Reach, along with new quests, new abilities and a raised level cap, and a new companion: Meneha, the Barbarian.

Directed by Josh Sawyer, Game Director of Fallout: New Vegas and Pillars of Eternity, The White March - Part 2 brings players through an expertly crafted story from the award-winning team at Obsidian Entertainment. A series of new features await fans of the Pillars of Eternity universe, including a new (Story Time) mode, letting players experience the incredible narrative of Pillars of Eternity at a faster pace. Players will discover the answers to questions asked in the prior expansion, and lead companions old and new through new locations such as the Abbey of the Fallen Moon.

Pillars of Eternity, created by role-playing game (RPG) veterans also known for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords and South Park: The Stick of Truth, is a RPG inspired by classic titles such as Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale, and Planescape: Torment. Created thanks to over 75,000 crowdfunding backers, Pillars of Eternity has sold over 600,000 units, was released to critical acclaim in March 2015, and is among Metacritic's 15 Best PC Games of 2015.

For more information on Pillars of Eternity and The White March Part 2, visit http://pillarsofeternity.com/.