Owlcat Games — the fine folks behind the Pathfinder: Kingmaker CRPG — have announced in a press release that they've secured funding for a new gaming project. Odds are, that project is what's plastered all over their website: Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous.
According to a press release, Owlcat Games and GEM Capital announced that they've put together $1 million towards a then-unannounced gaming project. The project financing was co-led by MRGV, an investment arm of MY.GAMES, the studio that Owlcat games used to belong to.
This funding in combination with the revenue from Pathfinder: Kingmaker is going to be put towards good use with the creation of Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous.
All About Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous
So, what is this new game Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous? A news post on Owlcat Games' website has all of the important details.
Let's get one of the more important pieces of information out of the way: no, Wrath of the Righteous is not a direct sequel to Pathfinder: Kingmaker. It will, however, take all of the neat stuff that Owlcat Games put together in Kingmaker and improve on what's already there, making things even better than before as they are adapting another adventure path. Here are some of the new features players can expect:
- Mythic Progression System
- A new corner of the Age of Lost Omens to explore
- More Classes
- More character customization
This upcoming title is based on the Wrath of the Righteous Adventure Path from the Pathfinder tabletop game. That said, it will include new characters, plots, and other elements — so even a seasoned fan of the tabletop version is going to find something new to enjoy. As an added bonus, the Witch and Oracle classes from Pathfinder are going to be making it into this game, marking their digital debuts.
Unfortunately, that's about all we know regarding Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous save for some details about mystic paths (which you can read in the full news post), notably that they will be changing it entirely from the tabletop progression, something that may hopefully be more balanced then the tabletop system. We don't have any info on a release date, but you can find out more at the game's official website.
Are you excited about Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous? Do you think it will be able to live up to Pathfinder: Kingmaker? Let us know in the comments below!