Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action-RPG

Divinity: Original Sin II team to get assistance from Chris Avellone

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Chris Avellone has joined Divinity: Original Sin II’s development team. Avellone, fresh off the crowdsource-backed hit Pillars of Eternity, has joined as a contributor. Specifically, he has been brought on to “develop and write at least one of the playable origin stories.” And in more Divinity news, TwitchCon attendees can get some hands-on time with the latest built at Larian’s booth, #7, located in the IndieZone.

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New Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition co-op footage up

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Larian has released a new multiplayer-focused video for Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition. The footage showcases the new split-screen co-op feature that will be making its debut in the console version. The mode features a dynamic split mechanic so that players can go to different parts of the world simultaneously and without loading. Players will also be able to decide between dialogue options by turning to the time-honored tradition of resorting to a game of rock-paper-scissors. And if you’re looking to keep up to date on the game’s development, be sure to drop by the recently launched official website.

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 unlocks new stretch goal, more added

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 has unlocked a new goal after passing $1.5 million in funding. The game will now be released with a new playable area, the Hall of Echoes. The hall is located in a space between reality and the void. Along with the announcement was news of additional stretch goals, including dedicated mod support, a more involved dynamic relationship system that allows for romance, and a Game Master Mode that includes an in-game editor. A new video was released to detail the new unlocks. If you have any lingering questions, give Larian a shout at the upcoming reddit AMA on Tuesday at 3 p.m. (CST).

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Dark Souls III to launch next April, new gameplay video, screens up

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FromSoftware’s next entry in the Souls line will launch next April, according to Bandai Namco. Dark Souls III, scheduled to ship for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, will task players with trekking through a new realm to learn its mysteries as they battle the Lords of Cinder. Skills will also be introduced, which will add attack modifiers to each weapon type that can result in anything from enemies being knocked out of guard to more powerful swings. A new gameplay trailer and screenshots were also released, check them out below.

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 Kickstarter passes $1.2 million, Undead added

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Larian has announced that the Undead have been added as the fifth playable race in Divinity: Original Sin 2. They are being added as a fulfillment of a stretch goal for the game’s ongoing Kickstarter campaigned for having surpassed $1,200,000 in funding. The studio released a video, below, detailing the latest addition. Also, for those wanting to see the game in action, a livestream event has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 9, at 2 p.m. (CST) on their Twitch channel.

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 Kickstarter campaign gets new goals, rewards

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Larian has rolled out new stretch goals and bonus rewards for Divinity: Original Sin 2’s Kickstarter campaign. The goals are for the Strategist Mode, additional backer-chosen Skill Trees, unique Racial Trees, an Undead Origin option, and a new location, Hall of Echoes. But wait! Strategist Mode has already been unlocked. Two new rewards are also on offer, with backers who pledge at least $125 receiving the Digital Developer’s Diary and everyone who pledges over $200 receiving a signed piece of concept art.

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 Kickstarter campaign now live, new screens up

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Larian’s Divinity: Original Sin 2 Kickstarter campaign went live earlier today, and has already accumulated hundreds of thousands towards their goal of $500,000. The sequel will once again feature turn-based combat, multiplayer, and a classless progression system. Up to four players will be able to play through the campaign together, and be capable of switching between co-op and competitive play throughout the story by putting the party or their own goals first. Character origins, actions, birthplace, and reputation will also alter how non-playable characters react to their presence. Campaign backers will be able to select from several Kickstarter-only rewards, including custom art, multiplayer packs, a special collector’s edition, and other extras. All backers can give feedback to Larian, and everyone who puts down $25 or higher will receive alpha and beta access.

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Evoland 2: A Slight Case of Spacetime Continuum Disorder out for PC

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Shiro Games is set to once again take gamers through an era-spanning adventure in Evoland 2: A Slight Case of Spacetime Continuum Disorder. Things are a little difference this time around, as players will not only advance through console generations but also genres, as elements of shooters, platformers, brawlers, and more make their way into the time-traveling tale. The game’s beleaguered hero will experience these shifts as he jumps around timelines in order to prevent his bleak future from becoming a reality.

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Divinity: Original Sin II announced, hitting Kickstarter this month

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Larian Studios has announced that Divinity: Original Sin II is in development. As with the original, the studio will be turning to the fans via Kickstarter to help fund the final release. But before the campaign begins on August 26, Larian is allowing potential funders the chance to vote on the campaign’s rewards. As to why the studio is returning to crowdfunding, Larian founder Swen Vincke wrote in a blog post that, among other reasons, the feedback from backers and Steam Early Access players proved invaluable during development. And as to what they have planned, he uses the example of Baldur’s Gate 2 in comparison to Baldur’s Gate, in that the sequel will offer more and better content due to the team not having to focus on developing an engine.

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Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition PS4, Xbox One trailer released

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Larian has revealed the first trailer for the console versions of Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition at gamescom 2015. The trailer, posted below, offers PS4 and Xbox One owners the chance to see the adventure that awaits in the new version, which will feature split-screen co-op, dual dialog options, reworked controls and interface for consoles, and two difficulty levels to accommodate those that prefer adventure and exploration or tougher battles. The trailer also touches on the dynamic environments, character customization, and player choice.

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