Divinity: Original Sin 2 Early Access Now Available

Posted on 15 Sep 2016 by
David Pink

Larian Studios have just released on Steam’s Early Access the sequel to their 2014 classically inspired successful return of the turn-based RPG glory, Divinity: Original Sin 2. Pushing the series and the turn-based genre even further with a four-player co-op experience, a dedicated player vs. player mode and a hugely expansive roleplaying system which allows players the ultimate freedom to play their character how they want to.

In this sequel, built upon the next-gen Divinity Engine, up to four players can cooperatively or competitively quest, test out the newly designed combat mechanics, which include an advanced elemental interaction function.

Players are free to define their own path with an extensive role-playing system, creating their character from scratch, choosing a unique look and set of skills or choose one of the specially crafted character Origin Stories. Each with their own unique quest-lines, written by the collaborative talents of Larian Studios own writers and of Chris Avellone, which you may know from his contributions to games like Icewind Dale, Baldur’s Gate, Knights of the Old Republic, Neverwinter Nights and Fallout series.

At the moment on Steam, Original Sin 2 grants players access to the 8-12 hour Act 1 of the campaign, Online co-op, four optional Original Stories, four playable races, including Humans, Elves, Dwarfs and Lizards with eight schools of magic and skill sets and the PvP arena mode. Divinity: Original Sin 2 goes live today on Steam at 10am PT / 7pm CEST, gamers can purchase and gain instant access to the game for $44.99 USD via Steam Early Access. Eventually coming to GOG.com in their Games in Development Program.


Official Press Release

September 15, 2016 – Larian Studios’ beloved RPG returns with Divinity: Original Sin 2, available today on Steam Early Access.

The sequel to Larian Studios’ award-winning RPG, Divinity: Original Sin 2 is an entirely new experience built upon the next-gen Divinity Engine with up to four-person multiplayer, cooperative and competitive questing, and new combat mechanics including advanced elemental interactions.

Define your own path with an extensive role-playing system inspired by the freedom and immense replay value of tabletop gaming. Create your own character from scratch, or choose one of the specially-crafted Origin Stories with unique quest-lines penned collaboratively by Larian Studios’ writers and Chris Avellone.

Divinity: Original Sin 2 on Steam Early Access includes:
– Act 1 of the campaign, with approximately 8-12 hours of gameplay.
– Online co-op for up to four players.
– Four playable races: Human, Elf, Dwarf, and Lizard.
– Four optional Origin Stories with unique quests and interactions.
– Eight schools of skills and spells.
– PvP Arena mode with select maps.
– Additional features and content to be announced throughout development.

Divinity: Original Sin 2 is available now on PC (Windows) via Steam Early Access for $44.99 (USD), and will also be coming soon to the GOG.com Games in Development program.

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