First expansion for Pillars of Eternity takes inspiration from Icewind Dale, launches this month
In an official press release on their website, developer Obsidian has announced the release date for the first expansion of their epic computer Role-Playing Game, Pillars of Eternity. The White March will be launching on August 25 and adds a plethora of new content that can be accessed whether you have beaten the game or not.
The expansion offers the following:
- Higher level cap
- New artifacts
- New Rogue and Monk companions
- New abilities
- Party AI
- A new realm to explore
- A new story by Carrie Patel, author of the Recoletta series and writer on the original Pillars of Eternity, and Eric Fenstermaker, lead writer on Pillars of Eternity and one of the co-writers of South Park: The Stick of Truth
Pillars of Eternity itself was created as a love letter to CRPG's of the past like Baldur's Gate and Planescape: Torment, but The White March takes this admiration a step further by looking to the Icewind Dale franchise for its inspiration in snow themed environments.
Pillars of Eternity released to widespread critical acclaim back in March and is currently one of the highest rated games of 2015, earning an average Metacritic score of 89. With a retail price of $45 and a 40+ hour campaign that will be even larger with The White March, Pillars of Eternity is arguably the best bargain in the 2015 release calendar.