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Divinity: Original Sin II

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: RPG/Strategy
Publisher: Bandai Namco Games
Developer: Larian Studios
Release Date: Aug. 31, 2018

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'Divinity: Original Sin II' (ALL) Definitive Edition Brings Native 4K And HDR Support - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 17, 2018 @ 4:43 p.m. PDT

Divinity: Original Sin II is a top-down, party-based action/RPG featuring cooperative multiplayer, turn-based combat, a strong focus on systematic gameplay and a well-grounded narrative.

Divinity: Original Sin II promises a darker and more expansive story than its predecessor. Set a thousand years after the original, Divinity: Original Sin 2 puts players in the role of a renegade user of forbidden magic. Our heroes will decide who will be the next god of Rivellon and what that god will do with its powers.

Divinity: Original Sin II features five playable races and a new tag system that lets players shape the background and motivations of their characters, from noble elven cannibals to swarthy dwarven outlaws. Each choice you make shapes the world, impacting how you complete quests, solve problems, and build relationships - go anywhere, take anything, and kill anyone, but be careful of the repercussions! 

Divinity: Original Sin II breaks new ground in what players expect from role playing in their RPGs, featuring 4-player co-op through which players can compete or cooperate to reach their goals. The new relationship system provides more nuance to character interactions, as individuals will have their own objectives and priorities based on their background and race. Whether you choose to balance your party’s individual goals for the greater good or fight to make sure you always get your way, character relationships play a major role in determining how players advance through the world.

Tactical combat returns in Divinity: Original Sin II, with even more elemental interactions and powerful skills opening up new strategic considerations. Divinity: Original Sin 2 introduces a new spellcrafting system that lets players combine spells to create powerful and unexpected results. New combat skills give the less magically-inclined plenty of strategic options to influence the fight. Also, for the first time in a Divinity RPG, it is possible to challenge other players to PvP combat in demanding arena battles.


Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition enables players on console to finally experience the compelling story and turn-based combat that is at the heart of the Divinity franchise.

With Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition, players will be able to play through near endless possibilities by creating an original character or choosing a character featured in one of six different origin stories. The game world will react uniquely to each character, creating limitless possibilities to explore. You play in the world of Rivellon, a world abandoned by the gods. An oppressive order that wields a forbidden magic is rounding up mages from a fear that the mages’ source magic is tearing a rift between worlds. As you grow stronger through your quest, you will replace the gods who left Rivellon however, from your party of four, only one of you will have the chance to become the new Divine. 

Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition also brings in new features for enhanced console play including; a party inventory system, a new journal system, a new tutorial, an updated PvP area and a new Story Mode difficulty setting. The largest update will be the game’s third chapter which has been completely rewritten so that players will be fully immersed in Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition’s rich and compelling story.

Xbox One players can get a taste of Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition and try the game now on Xbox Game Preview.

Nothing brings out the details or makes video game worlds come alive like native 4K and HDR graphics, now Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition can be experience in all this visual grandeur starting on July 19th at 11:00am PDT on Xbox Game Preview.

The new features will apply to the Xbox One Preview version, and include a host of new updates, such as 4K and HDR support (optimizing the game for Xbox One X), better general performance, improvements to the UI, and bug fixes. The update has also now added achievements and hero stats.

We’re also taking this opportunity to introduce Sir Lora, the Squirrel Knight, a new DLC character who will be available on day-one for those who preorder Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition. Sir Lora, Lord of the Squirrel is a brand-new squirrel companion, who requests players’ help from the Knights of Drey, an order of furry knights who believe in the coming of the Great Acorn. By recruiting this runaway squirrel, players will unlock skill-crafting recipes and most importantly, they will get the opportunity to dive deeper into the mysteries surrounding the Great Acorn!

Players who pre-order will receive a mini-companion named Sir Lora who has a unique storyline, look and animations.

With stunning graphics, an enthralling story and the freedom to choose your destiny, Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition will be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One 31st August, 2018!

With Divinity: Original Sin II, Larian Studios aims to change the way we think about narrative in RPGs, creating a world in which your history and actions shape the story, and NPCs react differently to each character.

In addition to a powerful system of classless character development, your origins and deeds will shape NPCs’ behaviors and attitudes. Your race, birthplace, and greatest feats all play a role in your journey, but watch out, as a reputation as a Traitor or Swindler can be hard to shake.

An epic RPG with turn-based combat, Divinity: Original Sin II can be played as both a single-player and multiplayer game for up to four players with both cooperative and competitive questing.

Switch seamlessly between cooperative and competitive play throughout the entire story. Work together with your companions as one, persuade NPCs to thwart your opponents, and beware of backstabbing allies. Or, put your own goals above that of the party, and plan the moment you’ll betray them all. It’s up to you.

Currently available on PC, Divinity: Original Sin II is coming to the Xbox One and PS4 in August 2018. .


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