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Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Kickstarter Update #94: Dev Diary #4, Preorders and Season Pass

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Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Kickstarter Update #94: Dev Diary #4, Preorders and Season Pass

Game News - posted by Infinitron on Wed 28 July 2021, 23:06:15

Tags: Owlcat Games; Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous

With the release date of Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous fast approaching, Owlcat and their new publisher META have begun promoting the game more frequently. Last week they released another companion trailer about mongrelman archer Lann, yesterday they shared a new piece from the game's soundtrack, and today there's a new dev diary. The topic this time is the graphical and visual changes that Owlcat have implemented for Wrath of the Righteous. These include a more advanced texture pipeline, a darker and less cartoony visual style, more detailed character models, a more efficient process for creating maps, dynamic lighting, and more elaborate weather effects. Once again, I'll post the dev diary and the companion trailer:

However, the main news of the day is that Wrath of the Righteous is now available for preorder, with the usual assortment of in-game bonus items and deluxe editions. Most notably, the Mythic Edition includes a season pass (the contents of which were actually briefly leaked last week) with three post-launch DLCs. The first of these is a high level post-campaign expansion, the second one is a side story featuring a different protagonist along the lines of Kingmaker's Varnhold's Lot DLC, and the third is a roguelike mode with procedural generation similar to the Beneath the Stolen Lands DLC. The new Kickstarter update has the details on what backers are getting, but I'd rather post the full description of the DLCs from the season pass Steam page:

DLC #1
New additional campaign. Import your character from the main campaign to the moment of their greatest triumph — their victory over the Worldwound. Answer a plea from a powerful entity and leave Golarion behind to defend the space-time continuum against imminent collapse. Use your unparalleled mythic powers to do battle with truly invincible opponents. This additional campaign offers 7–8 hours of gameplay.

DLC #2
New additional campaign. The demon attack on Kenabres changed the lives of many. While the mythic hero and their loyal companions were busy liberating the city, the common folk had to find a way to survive, relying only on their humble skills.
Band together with other survivors and try to reach the Defender's Heart tavern, the last foothold of the crusader forces in the city. Choose who will join your group, and make difficult decisions about allocating scarce resources. Remember — in fire-ravaged Kenabres, every scroll and potion could make the difference not only in an individual fight, but also to your very survival. Act in the group's best interests or focus solely on your own well-being. Import your choices to the main campaign and look forward to seeing this story develop in other DLC. This additional campaign offers 6–7 hours of gameplay.

DLC #3
A new rogue-like mode with partial integration into the main campaign. In Alushinyrra's port, climb aboard a cursed ship that will transport you to a mysterious whirlpool lost amidst the Midnight Isles. Dive in and discover a dungeon whose proportions you can only guess at. Go exploring in search of glory, loot, and battles, and come face to face with a secret that will benefit either Nocticula, the mistress of the archipelago, or her enemies. The dungeon's levels, created using random zone generation, are populated with various enemies, devious traps, and secret rooms. You will return victorious to Alushinyrra — or else the cursed ship will return on its own, laden with trophies from the last expedition, to await new adventure-seekers.​

Wrath of the Righteous is available for preorder on Steam and GOG for $50. Kickstarter backers are getting the preorder bonus items of course, and the Commander Edition items as well if they pledged for a high enough tier. It's unfortunate that Owlcat have once again chosen not to grant the season pass to backers, not even to those who pledged extremely large sums of money.

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