Obsidian Entertainment announces they've entered into a long-term licensing
agreement with Paizo Inc. to create videogames based on the
tabletop RPGs. This may
eventually lead to a PC release, but their first move is to make a tablet-based
virtual card game, which they will show off at Gen Con 2014, which kicks off
tomorrow in Indianapolis, IN. Word is:
Obsidian Entertainment, the
developer of Fallout: New Vegas, South Park: the Stick of Truth and the
Kickstarter phenomenon Pillars of Eternity, announced that they have entered
into a long-term licensing partnership with Paizo Inc. to produce electronic
games based on its popular Pathfinder Roleplaying Game intellectual property
Obsidian's first licensed product will be a tablet game based on the highly
successful Pathfinder Adventure Card game, a cooperative game for 1 to 4
players. Players each have a unique character composed of a deck of cards and a
set of stats. Characters have classes such as fighter, rogue, wizard and cleric,
as well as numbers that define attributes such as strength, wisdom and charisma
etc. Players will be able to customize their deck to better suit each
individualís vision of their character.
"At Obsidian we have a long history of working with the greatest RPG franchises,
and we're thrilled to get to play in the Pathfinder universe now," said CEO
Feargus Urquhart. "We're huge fans and can't wait to bring what we do in the
electronic gaming world to Pathfinder fans everywhere".
In the world of Pathfinder, players take on the role of brave adventurers
fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil. The Pathfinder RPG is
currently translated into multiple languages, with hundreds of thousands of
players worldwide. The Pathfinder brand has also been licensed for comic book
series, graphic novels, miniatures, plush toys, apparel, and is being developed
into a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game.
"Obsidian is a video game developer at the top of its game", said Paizo CEO Lisa
Stevens. "Being able to bring that type of experience and passion to Pathfinder
can only mean great things, both for our loyal Pathfinder community and for all
fans of great CRPG's."
Obsidian will be at Gen Con 2014 showing off an early prototype of the digital
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game in the Paizo booth (#203) and in their own booth
(#2151) featuring the first consumer hands on for Pillars of Eternity.