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Divinity: Original Sin

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: RPG/Action
Developer: Larian Studios
Release Date: June 20, 2014

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'Divinity: Original Sin' (ALL) Turns To Kickstarter For Extra Funding - Trailer

by Rainier on March 27, 2013 @ 10:54 a.m. PDT

Divinity: Original Sin is an action/RPG featuring cooperative multiplayer, a full adventure-building toolset, incredible freedom in character development and a ton of other features.

Get the Divinity: Original Sin Trailer off WP (160mb)

The orcs of Tanoroth are on the march, wielding magic never seen before: bloody, deadly, reality‐bending. The free nations of Rivellon are about to fall beneath their blades. Yet there are two unlikely heroes who can resist this savage magic: a condemned warrior released from his chains and a mystic heroine restored to life. Will they be strong enough to cope with the sins of their past? And will they be strong enough to counter the even greater threat that hides behind the marching orcs?

"Turning to Kickstarter is all about making our game as good as possible for our fans and allowing us to create the experience that we've always imagined," says Larian Studios founder, Swen Vincke. "There's a lot of potential in the game systems we've created so far, so we want to invest everything we can into pushing them further and unlocking their full potential. If we get the extra support from our fans now, I'm very confident that we'll be able to make something truly exceptional. "

With the funds ($400,000 goal) raised through Kickstarter, Larian Studios wishes to expand its team to create more depth and diversity in Divinity: Original Sin. This includes more areas to explore, more character interactions, more quests with consequences, and increased options for character-building. In addition to releases of the final game, backers have opportunities to receive everything from special in-game items to roles within the game.

Key Features:

  • Class-free Progression: Choose skills, abilities, and gear to create 'your' character.
  • Cooperative: Drop-in/drop-out cooperative multiplayer with full-featured gameplay for both players. From questing to making important choices in dialogue, each player guides the course of the game.
  • Skill and Spell Combos: A block of ice can be melted with fire, turned into a lethal pool of electricity, and refrozen into a slippery trap. This is one example of the many interactions possible.
  • Meaningful Dialogue: For better or worse, your conversations have actual and noticeable impacts in the game-world. When playing cooperatively, both players have a say in the outcome.
  • Open-world Gameplay: No artificial constraints to keep players from exploring the world or level-scaling to coddle you. If you are too weak for an area, you will quickly learn your lesson.
  • Editor: Full suite of editing tools – the same used by the developers - to create completely new environments and adventures.

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