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In addition to releasing the "Update 3.0 New Features" video today, Paradox Interactive and Obsidian Entertainment sent over a press release touting the main features of The White March Part II, while also alerting us to the fact that a Pillars of Eternity Game of the Year Edition is set to be released later this month. The aforementioned link will take you to the the product page on Amazon Germany with a release date of February 19th, but I have to assume that we'll see the compilation pack - packing the core game, both expansions, and an 80-page manual - going live with shifting release dates around the world tomorrow:
New Features Coming to Pillars of Eternity for All Players
New Enhancements to Pillars of Eternity Arriving with The White March - Part 2 for Every Owner of Pillars of Eternity
IRVINE, Calif. and STOCKHOLM - Feb. 4, 2016 Obsidian Entertainment and Paradox Interactive today revealed several forthcoming updates to Pillars of Eternity, the award-winning title backed by dedicated fans of classic role-playing games (RPGs). Later this month, alongside the release of the game's second expansion, The White March Part 2, Obsidian will make new updates to the gameplay and features of Pillars of Eternity available for all players. These updates will include a streamlined combat UI, updates to the in-game Stronghold and portions of the game world, a new (Story Time) game mode, and improvements to a broad variety of in-game features such as knockout injuries that change the difficulty during combat. Version (3.0) of the game will arrive as a free update to all players of Pillars of Eternity on February 16, 2016, the same day as the release of The White March Part 2.
With the forthcoming release of the update and expansion, Obsidian and Paradox bring the exciting first chapter of Pillars of Eternity to a close. "We're committed to expanding and supporting the Pillars of Eternity experience. We have many stories to tell in this world and this has only been the first one," said Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart. Gamers who have been waiting for the complete Pillars of Eternity story can now experience the incredible narrative from start to finish, up to and including the exciting conclusion to the story of The White March.
Pillars of Eternity, created by veterans also known for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, Fallout: New Vegas, and South Park: The Stick of Truth, is an 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 700,000 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/.