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After racking up numerous accolades on PC last year, Divinity: Original Sin is now headed to consoles. Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition will be released on PS4 and Xbox One in the near future.
The console versions of Divinity: Original Sin will sport many new features. The additions include several hours of new quests along with never-before-seen locations. The Enhanced Edition also features a brand-new user interface geared toward controllers and split-screen co-op.
Larian Studios also took the opportunity to spruce up some aspects of the game. The dialogue is now fully voiced and "remastered." The development team also says that they tweaked the storyline and crafting systems as well.
Divinity: Original Sin is an isometric RPG in the tradition of classic PC games like Baldur's Gate or Fallout. At the outset of the game, the player creates two custom characters. There are no character classes so you can create a hero with any combination of abilities that you choose.
Players can either control their party by themselves or bring in a friend to help. The game supports online co-op as well if you don't have a friend over. Each player can influence the branching dialogue. For example, you and your friend might have different ideas on how to handle a thief that you catch. If you both choose different options, you'll have to rock-paper-scissors to see whose decision is used.
Original Sin debuted on PC and Mac last June to solid reviews. It's sitting at a Metacritic of 87 right now. You can see some of the more glowing press quotes in the trailer above.
The original versions of the game were funded through a Kickstarter campaign. However, for the PS4 and Xbox One release, Larian decided to partner with publisher Focus Home Interactive.
"We're very proud to accompany Larian on such a big project," said Focus Home Interactive's Managing Partner Cedric Lagarrigue. "We're pleased to see that both Focus and Larian have remarkably grown since our first partnership more than 10 years ago, and that now together we'll deliver one of the most exciting RPGs that will release on consoles at the end of 2015."
Focus Home and Larian didn't narrow down the release date any further than "end of 2015" in their announcement today. However, they did say they'll be showing off Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition at E3 next month.