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With over $1 million already pledged, Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is now more successful on Kickstarter than its predecessor, Pathfinder: Kingmaker. Which means more stretch goals, more enthusiasm, more everything. So, let’s check out the recent updates and see what the Owlcat Games team has in store for us.
Update #9 introduces us to Lann, a possible companion and a Zen Archer. Update #10 reveals the Skald class. Update #11 announces a soundtrack-related stretch goal and shares a backstory for the Worldwound - the region we’ll be exploring in the game. Update #12 talks about textures and shares a sample video. And finally, update #13 reveals the “Advanced Reactivity” stretch goal.
Here’s the abovementioned video:
And the text bits from update #13:
With your support we've managed to reach another goal. Now we are ready to deliver Mythic soundtrack for your epic adventures - key music themes will be performed by live orchestra and choir.
And now we reveal next stretch goal: Advanced Reactivity!
Golarion is a world rich with traditions, religions, and paths, where a bold and cunning adventurer can find their destiny. When making Pathfinder: Kingmaker, we tried to enliven this world for you as much as possible, making NPCs and your companions react to your race, choices, and appearance. But there is no such thing as “too much reactivity” in a CRPG. So, we decided to go beyond what we did in Kingmaker and add even more.
If we hit the next stretch goal, the Commander’s troops won’t hesitate to voice their opinion to all and sundry. The more we write them, the more we feel their personalities bloom and come to life. We get a sense of who tends to praise, who tends to joke, and who is often ready to make a snide remark. Reading each other’s dialogues, we often think: “Oh, Seelah (or another companion) has something to say about this!”, so why bottle it up?
Any hero who steps into the melting pot of the Fifth Crusade will now attract more attention and interest. And suspicion, of course. What made a tiefling with demon heritage join the crusade against their kin? Why did a noble elf leave Kyonin? And you, stranger, you’re basically an animal… right?
But it’s not just your race that will raise questions among curious crusaders and civilians. Are you picturing yourself as a skilled swordsman, warpriest, or cavalier on a glorious mount? You can bet that there will be characters who have an opinion on your chosen “career path.”
The camp, where your companions can relax and truly be themselves, is the place where bonds of friendship or mutual dislike are forged. This is the place where you can get to know your counterparts better, and now they will converse more freely around you, expressing themselves to the fullest. Long story short: we’re offering you more party banter and more reactivity, so you can experience Golarion as a living, breathing world.