In their latest Kickstarted update video, Larian Studios have revealed the release date for Divinity: Original Sin 2, the sequel to their popular RPG. The game is coming on September 14th, after a lengthy bout of early access on Steam. The video also talks about the latest update for the early access version, which adds a whole lot of stuff. There’s a bonus studio office tour in there, too.
The video follows Larian boss Swen Vincke while he paces around the studio’s office, talking about the latest patch. Probably the bigest change is the addition of the relationship system. Your companions are now able to form opinions of you, based on your actions and the conversations you lead with them. This means that if they don’t agree with how you do things, or how you view the world, they can leave the party.
They’ve also added the prelude, which acts as a tutorial – the early access version now contains the complete first act of the game. The home base is also in now, and they’ve decided against setting up shop in the Hall of Echoes. Instead, you’re going to have your very own ship – The Lady Vengeance. It’s going to act as a hub where you talk to important characters (including your companions), but also a means of transport.
The patch introduces origin skills, which are, as you’d expect, skills that depend on your origin story. Then there are several big UI changes – the character creation screen has been revamped, as was the formation interface.
Vincke goes on to talk about what the future holds – some more origins (dwarf and undead), mod tools (to be shown in a Twitch stream in the near future), tactician mode and more. The video’s well worth a watch if you have any interest in the game whatsoever.