The Pathfinder: Kingmaker developers have been teasing an announcement for a few weeks now on social media, and it looks like today is that day.
Some background - Pathfinder: Kingmaker was a Kickstarter (I think it was Kickstarter) success story, and I was all in from day one. I loved the game, I still love it, though my first attempt at completing it failed due to some nasty late-game bugs. The entire game was a disaster from my perspective, but they were able to really polish it up post-release and put some extra, fantastic content in - including a rogue-like dungeon crawl mode. I really need to get back to this and try to complete it with a new game at some point
So here we have an announced sequel, and it isn’t even using crowdfunding, so I think that speaks well to the success of Kingmaker. This pleases me greatly, as those guys really went above and beyond with that title post-release.
Anyway, I’ll skim this article and bullet-point the highlights as I go.
- The studio vows they learned a lot from Kingmaker, and will launch a much more polished title this time.
- Moving to a new part of the world for this story, Worldwound- a demon infested wasteland. I assume someone that knows the Pen and Paper setting, such as @ArmandoPenblade, could elaborate on this a bit.
- Darker visual style sounds like. I really liked the bright, cartoony 3D look of Kingmaker, so I’m not convinced this is necessary, but the art on this PC Gamer article looks great so I’m not overly concerned at this point.
- At launch we’ll have two more classes (presumably we keep the existing classes launched and later introduced from Kingmaker), as well as the pen and paper’s Mythic Progression system - letting you select from 6 different mythic classes, including a… excuse me, I dropped my monocle … lich.
- One new class is a Witch - spells, hexes, a familiar.
- The other new class is an Oracle - holy spellcaster type.
- The article mentions the kingdom management layer. I’m not sure that’s part of this new game, which is itself based on another module. The kingmaker module was all about managing a kingdome. Are all Pathfinder modules such? Is this one? Does anyone know?
- No release date yet!
EDIT: Full announcement:
EDIT 3/12/2020: Kickstarter was successfully completed (wildly so).