That’s only three days away. Three. Days. Personally, I’ve only completed about three games in my entire life (I don’t count all the generations of Pokémon- I never did catch them all). Divinity: Original Sin? It was one of them. It took me over 80 hours, tons of online research, and gallons of blood, sweat, and tears. (Mostly sweat. From sweaty, adrenaline-shaken hands.) But I finished it. And I don’t regret a single moment. Divinity: Original Sin was released in 2014 to much critical acclaim and cultish joy, and now? Divinity: Original Sin II is fast approaching. The release date is currently set for December 2016, but for those of us who have been gripped in the throes of anticipation, the announcement of Early Access for September was a dream come true. In just three days, plunk your $45 down on Steam, and get yourself an early slice of the newest Divinity, which promises even more than the first fulfilled.
A Goal Overshot
Divinity: Original Sin II is a Kickstarter campaign game (much like its predecessor) that has allowed fans contribute not only monetarily but also with advice and requests. The newest Divinity made its $500,000 goal on Kickstarter in less than 12 hours, and by the end collected over 2 million dollars for the project. Announced on August 12 of 2015, the game has garnered more and more interested parties over the months and now is prepared to win even more gamer hearts with its Early Access edition.
The Newest Goodies
The second Divinity is set 1,000 years after the first game, where you played as Source Hunters. In the newest edition? You play as Sourcerers. Get ready, because Divinity: Original Sin II will include:
- 5 new species to choose from
- New tag system
- 4 player co-op
- Improved combat
- PVP arena mode
- New dialogue enhancements
Among other things, Divinity: Original Sin II also claims a “darker” and “deeper” story for its players. Given the complexity and thoughtfulness of the original game’s plot, there is much to be said for Larian Studios going above and beyond to create an even more engaging story. We look forward to it.
A Game-Giving Season
Divinity: Original Sin II joins the ranks of all-star gaming releases like Final Fantasy XV, Dark Souls 3: Ashes of Ariandel, and Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon this fall and winter. It can snow, hail, rain, and blow all it wants outside- we’ll be sitting happily indoors, getting Doritos stains on our hands and plowing our way through some of the year’s best games. Larian Studios, thanks for giving us Early Access to Divinity: Original Sin II. On September 15th, we’ll be there, and it’ll be a day to remember.