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Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Kickstarter Update #81: Beta Stage 2, Releasing on September 2nd
Game News - posted by Infinitron on Wed 5 May 2021, 23:37:52Tags: Owlcat Games; Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous
As promised, the Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous backer beta received a major update today, which Owlcat are calling Beta Stage 2. Polish seems to be a major focus of this update, including improved visuals, additional music & voice acting, and further UI improvements. In addition to the talking weapon mentioned in last month's update, Owlcat have fulfilled several other stretch goals from the Kickstarter campaign, namely the Daeran romance ($1.5M), rideable dinosaurs ($2.1M), additional racial archetypes ($1.585M) and the ever-popular dismemberment ($615k). The Loremaster and Winter Witch prestige classes, the latter of which was one of the campaign's social goals, have also been implemented. That's all good, but the biggest news of the day is that Wrath of the Righteous now has a final release date - September 2nd.
Yes, we are finally ready to announce when we will ship our game. Our estimate during the Kickstarter was June, however, with your valuable feedback accumulated during the alpha and beta stages, we have decided to move the date to give us more time to properly implement some of the suggestions and polish the overall experience. So the release date is officially September the 2nd. We apologize for making you wait a little longer, but we are hoping it will be worth waiting!
Also, if you want to support the development and see your name in the credits, you can still do it! And if you are a backer with the appropriate pledge, and one of your rewards is writing your name in the credits - hurry up and fill it in your profile, otherwise your name won’t be featured. If you encounter any issues, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will help!
Now, let’s see what’s new in this brand new beta.
Our beta now looks much better, with finished art and improved visuals. Especially chapter 4! And you can stream it now! If your audience is not afraid of spoilers, of course, because pretty much everything in that chapter is a spoiler. Because of this we kindly ask you to be careful when you discuss the beta on social media, forums, and discord. Please respect some players’ desire to avoid spoilers until they play themselves on release, hide your spoilers and keep important plot twists to spoiler sections of forums and discord. If you are streaming, please warn your audience that they will encounter some spoilers while watching you play.
Back to the improved visuals, the weather effects have become much more interesting and diverse. We are hoping they will make your journey into the Worldwound much more memorable!
We also added the voiceover for some important dialogues in the first three chapters! We are hoping you will love how our voice actors are bringing their characters to life!
And the music of course - we’ve added multiple new tracks to make specific parts of the game even more memorable.
Friends and lovers.
Some of your companions now look much better with their new character models. Wenduag’s spider legs, Daeran’s golden locks, Woljif’s unruly curls, and Arueshalae’s beautiful wings - we are hoping you will love their new looks!
And speaking of Daeran, he may start paying your character more attention now, as we’ve added the romance with him! Additionally, we’ve fixed some bugs you previously encountered in other romances. So your commanders can expect major improvements in their love life!
Stretch goals come true!
Not only Daeran romance and more music are waiting for you - we worked on implementing other stretch goals as well!
Now you can adopt your own dinosaur (if your class allows an animal companion, of course)!
Loremaster and Winter Witch prestige classes are ready now! You can read more about them in one of our previous updates.
Some classes now have unique racial archetypes we also promised: Phantasmal Mage (Gnome) for Arcanist class, Reformed Fiend (Tiefling) for Bloodrager, Spell Dancer (Elf) for Magus, Student of Stone (Oread) for Monk, Purifier (Aasimar) for Oracle, Wildland Shaman (Half-Orc) for Shaman class, Imitator (Human) for Slayer, Nine-Tailed Heir (Kitsune) for Sorcerer.
The intelligent weapon mini-companion we had as a stretch goal is finally ready to show himself. Keep your eyes peeled and don’t miss this cheerful fellow! Read more about him in our previous update.
Another stretch goal - dismemberment! - is also ready. Tear your enemies apart! But please keep in mind it will make some battles quite a mess.