Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous
is a new CRPG in the works at Owlcat
Games based on the Pathfinder tabletop series. An
is now online, but
there's not much there yet, and the game does not yet carry a release date.
There are some details on what to expect on
, including comments from the developer: "We learned a lot from the
launch of the Pathfinder: Kingmaker," says Alexander Mishulin, creative director
at Owlcat. "Now we are making a lot of effort to make sure the game will be
released far more polished. A lot of issues came from the fact that the player
has a lot of choices in the game, and some of those choices (especially ones
that are set apart by 20-30 hours of gameplay) tend to interact in the ways that
we didn’t predict." Here's a bit more:
Wrath of the Righteous will migrate the RPG to a new part of the world of
Golarion, the Worldwound, a demon-infested wasteland where a planar tear to the
Abyss—which you’ll be able to visit—has opened. This unfortunate landscape is
where you’ll be thrown into a war between mortals and demons. I imagine that a
widespread demonic siege will ratchet up the stakes a bit. I’m definitely more
worried about rampaging demons than whether or not to pay off a mafia of bards,
as I frequently found myself doing in Kingmaker.
Wrath’s setting is actually based on the adventure module for the Pathfinder
tabletop game of the same name, so “players of the original adventure path will
encounter a lot of familiar faces and encounters, but [there] also will be new
characters, twists, and stories,” said Mishulin.
The first official art for Wrath of the Righteous. (Image credit: Owlcat Games)
With this change in setting comes a corresponding shift in visual style, moving
Pathfinder towards a darker vibe. A meager, single piece of art has been
released so far, but from it I can see that the emphasis on the angelic versus
the demonic is heavy, and that the action is more dangerous: swords are bloodied
and demons are having their faces disassembled.
Owlcat is also bringing at least two new base classes and the mythic progression
system from the Pathfinder tabletop game. This system will let you pick from six
different Mythics, including a mischievous trickster, an immortal lich, a
celestial angel, and others. The mythic progression system grants quite a few
powerful ability choices in the tabletop game, so you can expect to have an
extra layer of customization on your main character.