Pillars of Eternity: The White March – Part 2 commences February 16th

Published On January 5, 2016 | By Kirk Hiner | Macintosh

We recently selected Pillars of Eternity as one of our five favorite Mac games of 2015, and it looks like we’ll be playing it well into 2016.  Obsidian Entertainment and Paradox Interactive announced this morning that The White March – Part 2—the second expansion to Pillars of Eternity—will release on February 16, 2016.

Pillars of Eternity - The White March Part 2

The White March – Part 2 will wrap up the stories told in The White March – Part 1, effectively bringing the first chapter of Pillars of Eternity to a close. As you’d expect, the new expansion comes with new quests, new abilities, a raised level cap, and a new companion: Meneha, the Barbarian. It all comes together to look like this:

And this is what you need to know about the expansion:

Directed by Josh Sawyer, Game Director of Fallout: New Vegas and Pillars of Eternity, The White March – Part 2 brings players through an expertly crafted story from the award-winning team at Obsidian Entertainment. A series of new features await fans of the Pillars of Eternity universe, including a new “Story Time” mode, letting players experience the incredible narrative of Pillars of Eternity at a faster pace. Players will discover the answers to questions asked in the prior expansion, and lead companions old and new through new locations such as the Abbey of the Fallen Moon.

If I were to start a prog rock band, our first album would totally be called Abbey of the Fallen Moon. But I’m not going to do that, I’m going to play Pillars of Eternity. I recently upgraded my iMac specifically to play games like Pillars of Eternity, after all, as I’m an old-school kind of guy; I cut my RPG teeth on games like Baldur’s Gate, and Pillars of Eternity does a fantastic job of hitting that nostalgia sweet spot without at all feeling “vintage.” This is very much a modern game, demanding a modern system and a major time commitment. In other words, it’s exactly what modern RPG fans want it to be.

For more information on Pillars of Eternity, visit pillarsofeternity.com.

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