Obsidian Entertainment's second expansion pack for the two part tale of The White March will release on February 16. They released a new teaser trailer to give gamers and fans of CRPGs a small taste of what to expect from the upcoming continuation of the expansion pack for the crowd-funded game.
Game Informer spotted the update over on the official Obsidian website, where they announced that Pillars of Eternity's newest expansion would be arriving in the middle of February. Below, you can check out the brief teaser trailer for the upcoming expansion pack.
The first part of the expansion included a number of new items, a raised level cap and new companions. The second part of the expansion for Pillars of Eternity will feature an even higher level cap, new companions, new weapons and new items.
In addition to exploring the new Eastern Reach regions, which will contain brand new quest lines for players to discover, there will also be new abilities to outfit characters with and the new Barbarian that can be acquired by the team named Meneha. This is assuming that you want a new character to join your team.
It's not all just standard fare upgrades, too. The new expansion for Pillars of Eternity will also contain a new “Story Time” mode that can speed up the pace of the game. I'm not entirely sure how the mode will work but according to Obsidian it will open the game up to allow players to experience the story mode much faster than usual.
The second expansion pack follows the release of the first expansion, which arrived for gamers back in August of 2015. The original release of The White March for Pillars of Eternity took place after the main storyline wrapped up, involving the people of Drywood being born without souls.
After players resolve the missing souls issue, they ventured to the regions of Eir Glanfath to deal with the mystery of the Durgan's Battery citadel within the kingdom of the White March. As players explored the forges of Durgan's Battery they uncovered the reasons why the Dwarves lost control of the citadel and the mystery of the White March.
Pillars of Eternity has managed to become a startling success for Obsidian Entertainment, selling more than 600,000 copies since it released back in March of 2015.
The game was originally Kickstarted with money from the gaming community that totaled $3.9 million in crowd-funding. The game has been a pretty good addition to Obsidian's illustrious history of computer role-playing games over the years.
Gamers keen on reliving classics like Baldur's Gate won't be left wanting for more medieval fantasy style isometric RPGs, inXile Entertainment's Torment: Tides of Numenera is also set to arrive in Steam Early Access at the end of January.
You can look for The White March Part 2 to go live for Obsidian's Pillars of Eternity on February 16.