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If, for your next big CRPG, you'd like to not merely go on an adventure, but mount an epic crusade against a host of demons, then you should direct your attention to Owlcat Games' Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous, now available on Steam, GOG, and the Epic Games Store, priced at $49.99 or your regional equivalent.
The game features a deep roleplaying system based on the Pathfinder ruleset, a massive single-player campaign, Mythic Paths offering some additional customization options, an optional turn-based mode, and tactical Crusade battles.
Here's the game's official description:
Discover the Story
Your path will lead you to the Worldwound, where the opening of a rift to the Abyss has unleashed all-consuming terror across the land. For over a century, the neighboring nations have fought fearlessly, trying to drive the enemy back — but to little avail.
Now, you have the chance to put an end to this conflict, but the path to salvation is far from clear-cut. Will you become a shining angel, backed by noble paladins? Or a powerful necromancer with hordes of immortal undead in your thrall? Or something else entirely? Lead your army and challenge mighty demon lords. Your crusade will set in motion a chain of events that will leave you — and the world itself — forever changed.
PLAY YOUR HERO, YOUR WAY
Create any character imaginable with the flexibility, richness, and depth of the Pathfinder First Edition ruleset. Choose from 25 classes, 12 character races, and more than a thousand spells, feats, and abilities to suit your personal playstyle.
FOR EVERY CHOICE, A CONSEQUENCE
Your decisions have more weight than ever before. Your goal is clear, but you must forge your own path to it. Who will die, and who will live? Who will stay, and who will go? Make your choices, and watch the world around you change.
A NEW WAY TO FIGHT
Enjoy two combat modes as you slay your enemies – real-time with pause or turn-based. Switch between them on the fly, so you can always take things as slowly — or as quickly — as you like. The unique Pathfinder ruleset also allows you to perform advanced combat maneuvers, like mounted combat. Use them wisely!
GATHER YOUR PARTY
A cast of more than 10 unique companions is ready to join your cause. Earn their trust and respect, and they will have your back no matter what dangers lie ahead. And if you get on their bad side, well… Maybe it’s time to part ways.
LEAD THE CRUSADE
You will need much more than a party of adventurers to cleanse the land of its demonic scourge. Take command of the crusaders and lead them to victory – both as a strategist, controlling the battle from above, and as a field commander, in a new tactical combat mode.
CHOOSE YOUR PATH
Explore nine unique Mythic Paths: obtain extraordinary abilities and shape everything that comes next. Your decisions might transform you into a celestial Angel, a raging Demon, a powerful Lich, a cunning Trickster, an otherworldly Aeon, a rebellious Azata, a wise Gold Dragon, an insatiable Swarm That Walks — or remain mortal and walk the arduous path toward becoming a living Legend.
And a press release with some additional info:
Moscow, Russia, September 2, 2021 — Owlcat Games and META Publishing are excited to announce that Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is now available for PC on all major digital stores including Steam, GOG and Epic Games Store. Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is an epic new RPG from the creators of the critically acclaimed Pathfinder: Kingmaker, which sold 1 million copies worldwide. Following the official announcement of the game on December 4th, 2019, the sequel garnered an outstanding $2 million in pledged support on Kickstarter.
“We have been gathering community feedback very carefully in the development of Wrath of the Righteous,” says creative director Alexander Mishulin. “Their support has helped us expand the original scope of the game and create the CRPG experience that we have dreamed of. And we are incredibly grateful for that.”
Based on the celebrated tabletop role-playing game Pathfinder, this game takes place in the Worldwound, a land conquered by Deskari's army of demons. To fight against corruption, players will be able to choose from a host of mythic paths, each of which follows a distinct narrative arc. As Commander, players can become a celestial angel, raging demon, powerful lich, a cunning trickster, otherworldly aeon, a rebellious Azata, a wise gold dragon, an insatiable Swarm-That-Walks, or remain a mortal and walk the arduous path toward becoming a living legend.
The trailer showcases details about crusade mode, along with mounted combat and tactical combat game mechanics. Crusade mode enables players to select their general, change the size of their army, and explore the map of the world.
Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is now available on all major digital stores including Steam, GOG and Epic Games Store for $49.99. It will also be available on consoles for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions slated for release on March 1st, 2022. Prime Matter, Koch Media’s premium gaming label, will distribute the physical console copies.
Beyond that, you might want to check out this Koch Media press release where we can learn that the game's predecessor - Pathfinder: Kingmaker - has recently reached the impressive milestone of one million copies sold.