The wildly successful Kickstarter game once known as Project Eternity is beginning to take shape in more ways than one. Developer Obsidian Entertainment has announced that its fantasy roleplaying epic will be released under the title Pillars of Eternity. Perhaps even more significant than the name change is the simultaneous release of the first in-game footage from the project. Rounding out the new arrivals is an overhauled website for the game.
According to the promotional material, Pillars of Eternity will deliver “the central hero, memorable companions and the epic exploration of Baldur’s Gate, add in the fun, intense combat and dungeon diving of Icewind Dale, and tie it all together with the emotional writing and mature thematic exploration of Planescape: Torment.”
As the announcement trailer ably demonstrates, the (rather pretty looking) action in Pillars of Eternity will be presented from an old school isometric viewpoint.
Look for this one to land on PC in 2014.
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