Obsidian Entertainment have announced that Pathfinder Adventures, their adaptation of the popular card game, will be coming to PC on June 15th. The game will launch on Steam and GOG, but it’s unclear if it will keep the free to play model of the Android/iOS version. As far as we know, GOG doesn’t do in-app purchases, so the game might come at a premium price, without any microtransactions.
Pathfinder Adventures is an adaptation of a card game, which is itself an adaptation of a tabletop RPG. Give it time to sink in. The video game emulates the card game, with mechanics like dice rolls and deck building. It’s supposed to be pretty faithful to the original, so fans of the physical thing should feel right at home. A singleplayer mode will be available from the get go, but we’re not sure how multiplayer will work – the phone version had pass-and-play, which is a fancy way of saying several people taking turns on a single device.
Here’s what Feargus Urqhart, CEO of Obsidian Entertainment, had to say about it:
I’ve always loved the way Pathfinder Adventure has brought what I enjoy in tabletop RPGs to card games, and I am very proud of how we have captured the depth of the game, while adding in options to expand upon the experience for both newcomers and lovers of the tabletop game alike.
The trailer above was released to celebrate the news of the PC release, but it won’t tell you much about the game. It’s focused on recreating the atmosphere of playing the original card game, which isn’t really helpful in this case. Luckily, you can already give the game a whirl on a smartphone, but keep in mind you probably won’t be able to transfer your progress to the PC version should you decide to purchase it.