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EVE: Valkyrie – Wormholes Update Trailer

February 8, 2017 – From the edges of known space, Valkyrie scouts have brought back intel on a mysterious phenomenon! Wormholes – the fourth major free update for EVE: Valkyrie – will be coming to CCP Games’ stunning virtual reality space combat shooter on Wednesday 15 February across Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR and HTC Vive.

Introducing a whole new way to play EVE: Valkyrie, the Wormholes update brings mysterious and exotic game modes, as well as the new Leagues alpha feature.

Each weekend, a new wormhole will open and inside, players will find unique gameplay opportunities that challenge everything they know about being a Valkyrie pilot. From mined control points to Supermissiles and beyond, the combinations are endless. The mysteries of Wormhole space are still largely unknown, with plenty yet for players to discover.

The Wormholes update also brings with it the new Leagues alpha feature, which showcases the competitive spirit of the Valkyrie. All pirates are after treasure, but to a Valkyrie the ultimate reward is status. In this first iteration of Leagues, players will earn points toward League status by playing competitive multiplayer matches. All players will begin at Emerald and the best will progress to Sapphire, Ruby, and ultimately Diamond, where the brightest stars sit in a league of their own.

Also included in the Wormholes update is HOTAS (hands-on-throttle-and-stick) support for PlayStation 4, improvements to Com Alerts based on feedback from the community, plus various enhancements to performance and stability.

Further substantial updates are also in development for all Valkyrie pilots. For more information about EVE: Valkyrie, visit https://www.evevalkyrie.com/.

Some Background on Insurgency: Sandstorm’s Story

February 8, 2017 – The developers behind Insurgency and Day of Infamy are excited to present more information about key features, screenshots and concept art illustrating the story premise behind their next first-person military shooter in development titled Insurgency: Sandstorm.

Insurgency: Sandstorm, published by Focus Home Interactive, is New World’s sequel to Insurgency, which will take the renowned shooter to consoles as well as Steam coming in 2018. Sandstorm takes a graphical leap to Unreal Engine 4, but at its core will still feature the close-quarters infantry combat for multiplayer and cooperative gameplay that has established Insurgency as a cult classic for over 3 million players on Steam.

Additional features confirmed at this time include:

  • Expanded environment scale.
  • Light vehicles for transportation and fire support.
  • New game modes designed for vehicle gameplay.
  • Competitive matchmaking, anti-cheat, and rankings system.
  • Improved ballistics system including bullet drop and travel time.
  • Interacting with the environment by climbing ladders and door breaching.

New World is also venturing into new territory with a story mode for 4-player cooperative and single-player gameplay. A groundbreaking narrative for the shooter genre, the story of Insurgency: Sandstorm focuses on a female protagonist who is a Yazidi Kurd. Thematically, the game is inspired by real events and people, however this is a fictional story and characters.

“We are very excited to venture into the realm of storytelling to offer more depth for Insurgency. Shooters do not have to be about mindless killing, so players can stop and ask questions about the world a game represents, and find answers within the narrative,” said New World Creative Director Andrew Spearin. “Historically, the avant garde in many art forms are who disrupt and redefine genres. For a decade Insurgency has been in that position, and we are emerging from indie obscurity to innovate the FPS genre.”

The concept art and descriptions below provide a glimpse at the direction New World is taking with the story of Insurgency: Sandstorm.

A few years ago, in a familiar setting, the sandy streets of an Iraqi village. The tone of Insurgency: Sandstorm’s narrative shifts the typical shooter inspiration away from blockbuster military power fantasy movies more towards a dark and understated indie film rooted in reality.

With depth to the narrative, you must look beyond the surface, away from these typical streets, behind closed doors, in a dark room to discover our female protagonist. She is enslaved by radical insurgents, along with her sister and other young girls held captive.

A sandstorm engulfs the village and fighting erupts. By chance, a hole is blown into the wall and the girls escape. In the confusion of the storm, our protagonist is separated from her sister and friends. She is alone, wandering in the desert.

Present day. Our protagonist has enlisted with a rebel faction, fighting against the radical insurgents. They push through battered villages, hitting the insurgents hard. One day, a key piece of information is discovered and our protagonist’s world is not what it seems.

She breaks free from the security of the main group to embark on a personal quest. Accompanying her is another female fighter, her best friend who was held captive with her years earlier. Along for the journey are two foreign vigilantes: an American combat veteran of the war in the Middle East, and a French citizen who has never seen combat.

Along the path of their journey, several challenges emerge. Without a military force backing you up, that force may become an obstacle.

Essentially, the narrative is a road-trip story. It’s about these characters bonding through the many challenges that arise. Their diverse experience leads to interesting character dynamics, but ultimately their actions extend beyond their own volition.

The Golf Club 2 First-Look Trailer

February 7, 2017 – Walnut Creek, CA – Foooore! Video game publisher Maximum Games, in partnership with developer HB Studios, has today released a brand-new first look trailer for their highly anticipated sports game, The Golf Club 2. Further expanding upon the popular first installment, The Golf Club 2 aims to hit a hole in one with its huge community of players, as well as newcomers to the franchise, when it releases this Spring on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC via Steam®.

In this first in-depth look at the game, Maximum Games and HB Studios shed light on the process behind the game’s development, focusing on all-new features that take the game to a whole new level. Now with a progression-based Career Mode, the addition of Societies, and improved Course Creator, The Golf Club 2 replicates a compelling and authentic experience of being on the green. Alongside these giant improvements to the game, The Golf Club 2 scores big with a host of new environments, cutting-edge swing mechanics, limitless customization options and dynamic online tournaments.

Responding to the request of The Golf Club community, the developers have now built out a series of tournaments players must advance through in Career Mode to move up in status. As you progress through your season, your competition grows with you, pushing you to improve your game. Career earnings from each event and season give you the freedom to purchase clothing and accessories for your golfer, along with membership dues to Societies.

Players will now be able to create their own online Society or join a pre-existing one. While you can be part of more than one Society, one of them will be your Primary Membership. You’ll represent your Society in all events you play, climbing your way to the top of Team Leaderboards and upgrading your clubhouse as you progress.

The Course Creator, a signature feature that HB Studios is committed to perfecting in each of its titles, also sees vast improvement in this upcoming sequel, with more creative freedom to build the ideal course to suit any player’s style. Fans of the first installment can either start fresh or upgrade a previous masterpiece from The Golf Club. Included in the new additions to the Course Creator are: tournament dressings with media stands, crowd placement, multi-level water features, and more.

Players can get a head start on their career and pre-order The Golf Club 2 now for $49.99. They will receive the “Day 1” edition which includes the following bonus content:

  • Moneybags – Save time and get rich quick with an instant payout that will boost your career and give you serious purchasing power
  • Elite Club – Make your competitors jealous and stand out among the crowd with an exclusive 24K solid gold driver
  • Premier Clubhouse – Gain access to an exclusive high society clubhouse for you and your friends
  • Heirloom Apparel – Play in style with a throwback outfit from the golden age of golf
  • Elite Emblem – Add class to your Society logo with a signature badge

For additional pre-order and product information, please visit: www.thegolfclub2.com.

The Golf Club 2 is currently in development from HB Studios and will be published by Maximum Games. The game will be available for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and digitally on PC this Spring.

For more information on Maximum Games, please visit: http://www.maximumgames.com.

WWE 2K17 PC Launch Trailer

New York, NY – February 7, 2017 – 2K today announced that WWE® 2K17, the latest addition to the flagship WWE video game franchise, is now available for Windows PC. The new release delivers all the authenticity and action offered in WWE 2K17 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, including the largest roster of WWE and NXT® Superstars in franchise history; extensive new options in Creation Suite and Universe Mode; the opportunity to “Become a Paul Heyman Guy” in MyCareer Mode; as well as substantial gameplay additions and enhancements.

Fans may choose between the WWE 2K17 Standard Edition ($49.99) and the WWE 2K17 Deluxe Edition ($74.99), as well as purchase the WWE 2K17 Season Pass ($29.99). All downloadable content currently available for all console versions is available for Windows PC on launch day. The Hall of Fame Showcase, which includes playable real-life and fantasy matchups inspired by WWE’s Hall of Fame Class of 2016 inductees, will be available as downloadable content for all platforms later this year.

“We received great feedback from fans and critics that helped us further improve the game’s core gameplay mechanics and expand several popular features, including the Creation Suite, Universe Mode and MyCareer Mode,” said Greg Thomas, President at Visual Concepts. “Coupled with last year’s success in bringing the series to PC, we are confident WWE 2K17 will deliver our most authentic and comprehensive WWE gameplay experience to an even broader global audience.”

Details on all available Windows PC content options for WWE 2K17 are as follows:

WWE 2K17 Standard Edition for Windows PC – Content with Game Purchase:

  • Full Game;
  • Goldberg Pack: Access to two playable versions of legendary WCW and WWE star Bill Goldberg, as well as playable WCW Monday Nitro and Halloween Havoc arenas.

WWE 2K17 Deluxe Edition for Windows PC – Content with Game Purchase:

  • Full Game;
  • Goldberg Pack: Access to two playable versions of legendary WCW and WWE star Bill Goldberg, as well as playable WCW Monday Nitro and Halloween Havoc arenas;
  • Season Pass, including:
    • MyPlayer Kick Start: Players will gain access to unlock and boost created Superstar ratings and attributes made available at launch as part of the game’s MyCareer Mode; players can also unlock all clothing made available at launch that provides attribute boosts in MyCareer Mode;
    • Accelerator: Access to all unlockable content available in the game’s VC Purchasable Section (excluding downloadable content); Ability to decide the overall rankings and attribute levels for all playable characters throughout the life of the product;
    • NXT Enhancement Pack: Playable NXT Superstars Apollo Crews, Nia Jax and Shinsuke Nakamura; Players can also earn a 50 percent boost in points while competing at NXT during MyCareer Mode;
    • Legends Pack: Playable WWE Legends Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake, Eddie Guerrero, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, Sycho Sid and Tatanka;
    • New Moves Pack: Variety of new in-game moves, including the Swingout Neckbreaker (made popular by WWE Superstar Charlotte); the Elbro Drop (made popular by WWE Superstar Zack Ryder); the Face Wash Combo (made popular by NXT Superstar Samoa Joe); and the TJP Clutch (made popular by WWE Superstar T.J. Perkins);
    • Future Stars Pack: Playable WWE and NXT Superstars Austin Aries, Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows, Mojo Rawley and Tye Dillinger;
    • Hall of Fame Showcase (available post-launch): Playable matches include Cactus Jack and Diamond Dallas Page vs. The Fabulous Freebirds (Jimmy Garvin and Michael “PS” Hayes) (WCW SaturdayNight 1992); The Fabulous Freebirds (Buddy Roberts and Michael “PS” Hayes) vs. Kerry and Kevin Von Erich (WCCW 1986); Ivory vs. Jacqueline (SmackDown 2000); Sting (gold and black tights) vs. Ric Flair (Clash of Champions 1988); Sting (n.W.o. Wolfpac ring gear) vs. Bret Hart (WCW Halloween Havoc 1998); Papa Shango vs. The Godfather (Dream Match); and Big Boss Man (with Albert) vs. Big Show (Armageddon 1999).

WWE 2K17 Season Pass for Windows PC – Content with Purchase:

  • MyPlayer Kick Start;
  • Accelerator;
  • NXT Enhancement Pack;
  • Legends Pack;
  • New Moves Pack;
  • Future Stars Pack;
  • Hall of Fame Showcase (available post-launch).

About WWE 2K17 for Windows PC:

  • Extensive Roster: Featuring more than 135 playable WWE and NXT Superstars, including cover Superstar Brock Lesnar, John Cena, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Andre the Giant, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, A.J. Styles, Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, Finn Bálor, Dean Ambrose, Charlotte, Bayley, Sasha Banks and Samoa Joe, WWE 2K17 delivers the largest roster in WWE games history;
  • Bill Goldberg: Consumers who purchase WWE 2K17 for Windows PC at any participating retailer will receive two playable characters of legendary WCW® and WWE star Bill Goldberg, as well as playable WCW Monday Nitro and Halloween Havoc arenas, at no extra cost;
  • Gameplay Enhancements: WWE 2K17 gives players greater control of the action, including the return of playable backstage and crowd areas. Primary gameplay enhancements include increased responsiveness, updated game systems like Ladders, Taunts and a new Secondary Submission System, as well as thousands of new animations;
  • Creation Suite: WWE 2K17’s Creation Suite delivers greater control for players to customize, build and share their own unique WWE Superstars, Arenas, Entrances, Shows and more. New features include the full Highlight Replay system, which enables players to record video highlights from their matches and use the footage to design custom entrance videos in Create-a-Video and Create-a-Victory;
  • MyCareer Mode: The franchise’s career-driven mode, now in its third year, lets players experience what it takes to become a WWE Superstar, including options to jump ahead to the main roster, become a “Paul Heyman Guy,” engage in deeper rivalries, earn more than one title, get merchandise royalties and more. In addition, they can take advantage of a brand new Promo Engine that enables players to put their speaking and charisma skills on display. A series of scripted options and a performance meter show how impactful chosen words resonate with the audience; the more intense the reaction, the better the rewards for a player, including boosted ratings, popularity and bank account;
  • Universe Mode: WWE 2K17 introduces a new Show Presentation system and Promo Engine. These new features provide increased possibilities, including run-ins, as well as pre- and post-match attacks and the ability to express the thoughts and emotions of WWE Superstars. In addition, players will experience revamped Universe Mode cut scenes, including familiar and brand new scenarios;
  • Soundtrack: Personally curated by legendary hip-hop recording artist, producer, entrepreneur and WWE enthusiast Sean “Diddy” Combs a.k.a. Puff Daddy, the WWE 2K17 in-game soundtrack features 13 unique songs from established and emerging artists, including:
    • Action Bronson & Joey Bada$$ (feat. Rico Love) – “What About The Rest Of Us”;
    • Anderson .Paak – “Come Down”;
    • Andy Black – “We Don’t Have To Dance”;
    • Axwell Λ Ingrosso – “This Time”;
    • Black Sabbath – “Paranoid”;
    • Bring Me The Horizon – “Run”;
    • FIDLAR – “Drone”;
    • French Montana (feat. Kodak Black) – “Lockjaw”;
    • iSHi (feat. French Montana, Wale, & Raekwon) – “We Run”;
    • P. Diddy, Black Rob & Mark Curry – “Bad Boy For Life”;
    • Travis Barker & Yelawolf – “Out of Control”;
    • Twenty One Pilots – “Ride”;
    • Yellow Claw (feat. Lil Eddie) – “We Made It.”

Developed collaboratively by Yuke’s and Visual Concepts, a 2K studio, WWE 2K17 is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB and is now available on PS4™ and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Windows PC. For more information on WWE 2K17 and 2K, visit www.2k.com, become a fan on Facebook, follow the game on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #WWE2K17 or subscribe on YouTube.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands Live Action Trailer

February 7, 2016 – See how it all begins. Watch Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands: War Within the Cartel, the promotional live action prequel to Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands. War Within The Cartel will be streamed on Ubisoft’s Twitch channel (www.twitch.tv/Ubisoft) on February 16 and will be immediately available on demand via Amazon Prime Video following the premiere.

War Within the Cartel takes viewers inside the inner workings of the Santa Blanca drug cartel, controlled by the revered yet ruthless leader, El Sueño. In the aftermath of an attack on their compound, the organization’s senior leadership (Head of Security – El Muro, Head of Production – El Yayo, Head of Operations – Nidia Flores and Head of Influence – El Cardenal) seeks out a traitor within their midst to exact deadly retribution.  The action packed story culminates in the events leading up to the beginning of the game as an elite Special Forces unit, the Ghosts, is called in to dismantle the cartel.

Set in the largest action-adventure open world ever created by Ubisoft, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands takes place in Bolivia a few years from now, as the country has been turned by the vicious Santa Blanca drug cartel into a narco-state. Players are tasked with eliminating the cartel by any means necessary. The massive and responsive open world encourages a variety of playstyles, allowing players the freedom to choose how they execute any and all missions. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands will be available March 7, 2017 for Xbox One, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC.

For the latest on Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands and all of Ubisoft’s games, please visit www.ubiblog.com.

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Rock Band VR Available for Pre-Order

Boston – February 6, 2017 – Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. announced today that Rock Band™ VR, the highly anticipated VR entry into the Rock Band franchise for Oculus Rift, will be released on March 23, 2017. Pre-orders for the Rock Band VR Guitar Controller Bundle open today. Available in limited quantities on Amazon, this pre-order bundle features a digital code for Rock Band VR and a wireless Rock Band Fender® Stratocaster® guitar controller for $69.99. This pre-order bundle is perfect for Oculus Rift owners without a Rock Band guitar who want to be among the first to experience Rock Band VR.

Gameplay
If Rock Band VR’s classic mode is about the pursuit of a note-perfect studio recording, Rock Band VR’s performance mode, illustrated in the above gameplay video, represents the creative freedom of a live concert where no two performances sound exactly the same. In this mode, players experiment with different chords, notes and strum speeds to develop their signature sound and make each performance their own. It’s a completely new kind of music gameplay, it’s perfectly suited to VR, and it’s unlike anything else Harmonix has ever created.Underpinning the gameplay is an amazing sense of presence you can only get in VR. From the moment the player takes the stage, they’ll experience what it’s like to perform in front of sold out crowds – sweaty palms and all. To deliver this fantasy, Rock Band VR focused on the details – from working effects pedals to interacting with your bandmates to the ability to use your guitar to bang on the drummer’s hi-hat cymbal. It’s an incredibly immersive experience.While the gameplay may have changed, scoring and leaderboards remain as central to the Rock Band experience as ever. Players will need to develop a mastery of Rock Band VR’s new gameplay mechanics if they want to claim a top spot. Chaining together chords and notes into musical phrases and combos will earn players points, while timely deployment of overdrive and signature rock moves, like head banging in time to the music, will trigger multipliers to boost scores even further, earning more stars. It’s a deep, complex system that rewards both technical proficiency and creativity.Traditional Rock Band gameplay will have its own dedicated leaderboard at launch in Classic Mode.

Soundtrack
Rock Band has a history of amazing soundtracks and Rock Band VR is no exception. The Rock Band VR mixed reality gameplay video features the first songs confirmed to appear on the Rock Band VR soundtrack. They are:

  • Aerosmith – “Walk This Way”
  • The Killers – “When You Were Young”
  • Paramore – “Ain’t It Fun”

And that’s just the beginning. With 60 songs from legendary artists and upcoming acts on the verge of breaking out, there’s something for everyone.

Stay tuned to Rock Band’s Twitter and Facebook pages and the Rock Band blog for additional Rock Band VR news, gameplay and soundtrack reveals throughout the month.

Hardware requirements and compatibility
Required Controllers: Oculus Touch, Rock Band 4 Guitar Controller
Recommended Processor: Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
Recommended Graphics Card: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD R9 290 equivalent or greater
Recommended Memory: 8 GB
Comfort: Comfortable
Compatible Guitar Controllers:
PlayStation®4 guitar controller: Bluetooth
Xbox One guitar controller: Windows 10, Xbox One Wireless Adapter for Windows

About Rock Band VR
The first VR entry into one of the best-selling and most beloved game franchises of all time, Rock Band VR will pioneer an entirely new type of musical gameplay on the Oculus Rift. Freed from the limitations of beatmatching, Rock Band VR encourages players to experiment and develop a signature sound, delivering unique renditions of their favorite songs. Complete with leaderboards, a narrative campaign and classic mode, Rock Band VR will have something for everyone when it launches on March 23, 2017.
For more information on Rock Band and to stay up to date with the latest news and announcements, head over to the Rock Band blog or follow @RockBand on Twitter for updates.

About Harmonix Music Systems, Inc.
Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., based in Boston, MA, and established in 1995, is the leading developer of groundbreaking music-oriented video games. Harmonix was founded to invent new ways for non-musicians to experience the unique joy that comes from making music and has pioneered music and rhythm gaming in the US. For more information, please visit www.harmonixmusic.com.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Homestead First Look

February 6, 2017 –  Today PC/Mac players of The Elder Scrolls Online receive the first major DLC of 2017 – Homestead – a free update that will allow them to buy apartments, homes, manors – and even an island – in Tamriel. Available for both in-game Gold and through the Crown Store, homes can be customized with more than 2,000 decorating items, including furniture, décor, books, barrels and a whole lot more.

Homestead will release on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on February 21.

Tons of Homes!

Homestead releases with nearly 40 instanced homes to choose from, each styled after one of the game’s 10 playable races. Anyone who would like to grab their own Tamriel digs can get one for free through an initial tutorial quest. Once that introductory quest is completed, players can move on and up, owning multiple homes of various sizes that can be shared across all of their in-game characters.

Not Your Friend’s House

Owning a house is only the beginning of Homestead – it’s not truly a home until you decorate it. Players can make their new residences truly unique by acquiring and placing more than 2,000 items with the game’s new Housing Editor. Furniture and other décor are available through in-game vendors and the Crown Store, but players can also craft their own using existing crafting skills. Available décor includes tables, chairs, chests, beds, bars, counters as well as decorating items like books, food, barrels, paintings, light fixtures, plants, trees, and more. Looking for more utility? Players can also place items like combat dummies, crafting tables and assistants in their homes.

For all of the details on Homestead, how players can access their first free home, and the basics on decorating, please visit the official web site at: http://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/news/post/2016/12/06/introducing-homestead

Jump into The Elder Scrolls Online and start building your real estate empire!

Mars Simulator – Red Planet Launch Trailer

February 6, 2017 – Mars – Simulator RED PLANET takes you on a journey into the unknown and gives you the unique opportunity to solve the mystery of Mars. Experience a fully-detailed mission to Mars. Land your rover on the red rocks of the fourth planet. Collect rock samples and drill for more. Photograph the landscape and transmit the data back to Earth. Investigate mysterious artefacts and discover if water or even life is hidden on Mars. Experience the breath-taking natural panorama of this fascinating planet.

Investigate – Investigate and discover exciting Martian landscapes, from canyons to caves to crater-strewn landscapes and the mountains beyond. But protect yourself from the dangers of sandstorms and earthquakes.

Explore – You control the Mars rover; Use the robot arm, drill, seismograph and camera to investigate every nook and cranny but make sure that your solar cells are soaking up enough sunlight.

Learn – You can read up on every aspect of Mars in the integrated Martian lexicon. All the key facts are at your fingertips and you’ll be able to delve into the history of the study of the red planet. Learn from previous missions, both successful and failed ones, and explore the potential home of our grandchildren!

HUSK Launch Trailer

February 3rd, Bielsko-Biała, Poland – It’s 1995, you’re Matthew Palmer, and you’ve just woken up after a train crash. There’s nobody around. In particular, there’s no trace of your wife and daughter. The only sign indicating where you are says: Welcome to Shivercliff…

Shivercliff – a small town somewhere on the coast. Once beautiful and lively, with gift shops and tourists visiting the nearby lighthouse, wharf, and forests. Now discouragingly empty with a vague sense of danger hanging in the air. A place where you’ll be forced to face your worst nightmares, solve mysteries, and survive the devouring darkness. A place that will make you answer one, important question: Do you have what it takes to look your demons in the eye and find your family?

Husk is a purebred FPP horror inspired by the classics of the genre such as Silent Hill and Alan Wake. Powered by Unreal Engine 4, the game is dripping with a 1990s climate and atmosphere. Offering immersive narration and terrifying iconic opponents, Husk at the same time raises important questions about domestic violence and alcohol addiction.

The game, developed by UndeadScout, debuts today on Steam (http://store.steampowered.com/app/553960/) and other major digital platforms, including Amazon, Green Man Gaming, GamersGate, and the Humble Store, at 7:00 p.m. CET / 10:00 a.m. PST at a cost of $19.99 (€17.99 / £14.99).

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Crowdfunding Passes $2 Million

February 3, 2017 – Obsidian Entertainment?s Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire has reached the $2M USD on www.Fig.co. The fans have spoken and the game will include the AI Customization stretch goal, which allows for player AI scripting for companions, and a new language, Spanish.

“The level of fan support that has been shown for Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire has been incredible. We are seeing more and more support every day with no sight of it slowing down,” said Feargus Urquhart, CEO of Obsidian Entertainment. “But with this level of amazing fan support comes great responsibility and we are going to make Deadfire the best fan-funded video game ever. That is our goal.”

Obsidian also announced their $2.4M stretch goal which will add more recorded voice over into the game and Korean localization. Previous stretch goals reached include adding French, German, Polish, and Russian language localizations, level cap increase (from Level 16 to 18), two sub-classes per class, and a seventh companion. The next major stretch goal is $2.2M which will add Italian localization, watercolor NPC portraits, and UI customization, which was inspired by the mod community from the original Pillars.

Inspired by classic titles such as Baldur?s Gate 2: Shadows of Amn, Icewind Dale, and Planescape: Torment, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire improves upon the rich narrative, beautiful environments, and intricate, tactical combat that made the original a fan and critical sensation. With Deadfire, Obsidian will take players on a second fantastic journey to the world of Eora, this time to the vast, uncharted, Deadfire Archipelago where they will fight for their souls as they hunt down a god.

For more information on Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, visit https://www.fig.co/campaigns/deadfire

For those wanting to play the original Pillars of Eternity, please visit http://buy.pillarsofeternity.com.