Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous launches on September 2 for PC
For those who supported the game either through Kickstarter or Slacker Backer, the second beta for Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is now available on Steam. This latest beta spans the title’s first four chapters and includes a look at the new Crusade gameplay.
Two new gameplay features take center stage in Wrath of the Righteous, as described by the game's official website:
Take part in grand adventures and fight no ordinary opponents, but formidable demons, extraordinary enemies call for an extraordinary hero! Choose your path and come to embody an Angel or a Demon, a merciless Lich or a wily Trickster, a superhero Azata, or law incarnate — an Aeon. Each path will allow you to improve your hero in unique ways, adding a new layer to character development and making your hero and their allies a true match for their powerful enemies.
We want you to feel the scale of the conflict in Wrath of the Righteous with the Crusade system—a new strategic layer of gameplay built specifically for this adventure. At a certain point in the game you will be granted command of the Fifth Crusade: a grand push against the demons. From that point on, you venture forth not only with your party, but by recruiting troops and their leaders. Gradually you will build up armies of thousands and march them across the Worldwound to seize back the territories and their treasures from the enemy.
A recent combat trailer, description, and screenshot set via Owlcat Games can be found below.
Embark on a journey to a realm overrun by demons in a new epic RPG from the creators of the critically acclaimed Pathfinder: Kingmaker. Explore the nature of good and evil, learn the true cost of power, and rise as a Mythic Hero capable of deeds beyond mortal expectations.
Your path will take you to the Worldwound, where the opening of a rift to the Abyss has unleashed all-consuming terror across the land. For over a century, the neighboring nations have tried to withstand the threat coming from the portal and drive the enemy back, but to little avail. Now you have the chance to put an end to this conflict, but the path to salvation is far from clear-cut. Will you become a shining angel backed by worthy paladins? Or a powerful necromancer with hordes of immortal undead in your thrall? Or something else? Lead your army and challenge the mighty demon lords. Your crusade will set in motion a chain of events that will change the world – and you – forever.
Create any character imaginable with the flexibility, richness, and depth of the Pathfinder First Edition ruleset. Choose from 25 classes, 12 character races, and more than a thousand spells, feats, and abilities to suit your personal playstyle.
Enjoy two combat modes to slay your enemies – real-time with pause or turn-based. Switch between them on the fly!
A cast of more than 10 unique companions is ready to join your cause. Earn their trust and respect, and they will have your back no matter what dangers lie ahead.
But you will need much more than a party of adventurers to cleanse the land of the demonic scourge. Take command of the crusaders and lead them to victory – either as a strategist controlling the battle from above, or as a field commander in a new tactical combat mode.
A gift of tremendous power has been given to you, and you must choose where this power will lead you. Take a step on one of eight Mythic Paths to obtain extraordinary abilities and shape everything that comes next. Your decisions might transform you into a celestial Angel, a ravaging Demon, a powerful Lich, a cunning Trickster, a lawful Aeon, a rebellious Azata, a wise Gold Dragon, or an ever-ravenous Swarm That Walks. The world will never be the same again.