Pathfinder: Kingmaker - Enhanced Edition announced, releasing on June 6 alongside final DLC
Originally slated for April, Pathfinder: Kingmaker's final DLC Beneath the Stolen Lands unfortunately slipped from its planned release date last month. Alongside today's announcement that the DLC will release on June 6, Deep Silver has also revealed that its launch will coincide with a repackaging of the game under the title Pathfinder: Kingmaker - Enhanced Edition. The Enhanced Edition will be a free upgrade for all existing owners of Pathfinder: Kingmaker.
Pathfinder: Kingmaker was an ambitious but nearly-broken game when I reviewed it last year, so the release of a new edition that combines all of the updates and fixes from over the year is pretty exciting. We've seen similar games such as Divinity Original Sin receive similarly named Enhanced Editions that provided some major upgrades to their base offerings, and some of the new features outlined here seem no different. Kingmaker's Enhanced Edition will feature a new class, the Swordlord, and there's also some vague hinting at overhauled kingdom management features as well.
It's not yet clear whether Kingmaker's 'Classic' edition will be completely superseded by this new version or remain available separately. Based on the amount of work put into the game since last summer's launch though, a complete replacement with the updated package wouldn't be surprising.
Below we have the information from Owlcat Games and Deep Silver about the DLC and updated edition, as well as some new screenshots from both releases.
“Beneath The Stolen Lands” Key Features
Enter a massive dungeon with a party made from scratch. Begin your adventure to the Tenebrous Depths with a party of newly created characters. Start the game from the main menu and experience the descent into an endless rogue-like dungeon
Explore the near-infinite possibilities of building a Pathfinder character. Try out different builds to perfect your tactics at your leisure. Create a band of adventurers able to overcome any danger!
Defeat is but a new beginning! Dying in an encounter enables additional benefits for your next playthrough
·Unlock new items to buy across multiple playthroughs. The number of item slots traders have depends on how far you have been able to descend during all of your previous forays combined
Enter the dungeon as your main character, alternatively you can wait for an invitation from a mysterious protector of Golarion as you play through the Main Story. The pre-set version of the dungeon is included into the main campaign, allowing you to use your character and companions to conquer the Tenebrous Depths
Pathfinder: Kingmaker - Enhanced Edition
Based on players feedback and suggestions, this version of the game improves and builds upon the original, with a myriad of numerous gameplay-enriching content additions and dozens of quality-of-life features.
But that’s not all!
Including a brand-new class, new abilities, new items and weapons, new ways to build your character, and of course, thousands of fixes and improvements made since the game's initial release.
“It is always nice and helpful to receive such great feedback on how we can make the gaming experience of Pathfinder: Kingmaker more enjoyable and complete. With this edition we move one step closer the definitive cRPG experience.” said Oleg Shpilchevsky, Head Of Owlcat Games.
Pathfinder: Kingmaker – Enhanced Edition Key Features
Free Upgrade for all existing players
Numerous gameplay-enriching content additions and dozens of quality-of-life features
New abilities and ways to build your character
A Brand-new class: Swordlord
New items and weaponry
Improved balance, especially in the beginning and last two chapters of the game
Enhanced kingdom management system, both in terms of balance as well as usability and player comfort
Increased variety of random encounters on the global map
Thousands of fixes and improvements made since the game's initial release