Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Larian

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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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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Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition coming to console, PC

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Larian has announced that they will be porting Divinity: Original Sin to PS4 and Xbox One. It won’t be the current version, though, but the updated Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition. Improvements will include a new interface designed for controllers, online and split-screen co-op play, remastered and fully voiced dialog, a revised storyline, a tweaked crafting system, and new locations, combat styles, and quests. Fear not, PC gamers, you aren’t being left out; Larian will release the Enhanced Edition as a free patch to the current version.

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Physical version of Divinity: Original Sin now on store shelves

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Larian has released a boxed copy version of Divinity: Original Sin. Players who prefer physical copies can find the game at Best Buy, GameStop, Target, and Wal-Mart. The Kickstarter-backed role-playing game features a 50-hour-long campaign, interactive environments, multiple dialog paths, and support for online co-op. The retail version is also fully patched and includes the Source Hunter DLC, all for $39.99.

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(PC Review) Divinity: Original Sin

(PC Review) Divinity: Original Sin

” … most everything else about Original Sin is charmingly evocative of RPGs long past; it’s simply too bad that the brilliantly modernized nostalgia and complex gameplay too often take a back seat to the unnecessarily linear combat.”

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Larian’s new adventure begins with release of Divinity: Original Sin

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Larian’s next entry in the Divinity series, the crowdsource-funded Divinity: Original Sin, has officially launched. Those who have been playing the Steam Early Access version will find their copy automatically updated to release build. The $39.99 party-based role-playing game features co-op play with drop-in/drop-out support, turn-based combat, crafting, heavy character customization, and keeping true to series tradition, the ability to interact with environmental objects. The game also emphasis consequences, which is also present in multiplayer with co-op dialogue. The Divinity Engine Toolkit is also included for players to create their own adventures.

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Divinity: Original Sin updated to beta, gets new areas, skills, more

With today’s update, Divinity: Original Sin has officially progressed from alpha to beta. The download adds 28 talents, 60-plus skills, a witchcraft skill tree, a revamped character-creation setup, new sound effects and music, more interactive objects, improved AI, explorable areas, and a host of bug fixes. Larian notes that there are over 400 improvements in total, many of which can be seen in the new ‘Beta Announcement’ trailer.

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Divinity: Original Sin delayed, Larian now targeting spring 2014

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Role-playing fans will need to wait a little longer to return to the lands of Rivellon. Larian Studios has announced that the Kickstarter-funded Divine Divinity prequel Divinity: Original Sin will be delayed until spring. The kinks of the latest entry’s many features, from the two-player co-op play to the game world’s numerous interactive objects, have been noted by those playing through the game’s early portion via Steam Early Access, and it’s their feedback that’s behind the delay. To be more precise, “the extra time will be used to implement feedback received from Steam Early Access players and Kickstarter backers” and that “Larian is taking the time necessary to make it right and polished.”

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Larian releases Divinity: Original Sin alpha for Kickstarter backers

Larian’s partly Kickstarter-backed role-playing game Divinity: Original Sin has gone into alpha for campaign backers. The alpha includes an estimated 10-20% of the full game, which makes up around 10-15 hours of content. Much of the starting city of Cyseal is open, plus some dungeons. The alpha is single player for now, but multiplayer will be added later; also, the release noted that there are still placeholders, but those will be replaced as the game is updated. A 41-minute video has been made to detail what’s currently available for play. Backers can get their Steam key by registering or signing in on the Larian Vault with the email used to back the game.

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