Bandai Namco announced that it is bringing over Larian Studios’ tactical sandbox RPG Divinity: Original Sin 2 to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this August with some “much-wanted tweaks and additions.”
Here’s the announcement trailer for Divinity: Original Sin II’s PS4 and Xbox One release:
Divinity: Original Sin 2 gives players the freedom of a sandbox RPG, encouraging improvisation and experimentation, with rules made to be bent rather than followed. The game takes place in the world of Rivellon where players can go anywhere, talk to anyone (living, dead, or non-human), and fully interact with the game world like no other RPG. The game features six unique origin characters with full-fledged backstories, personalities, and questlines: Red Prince, a haughty but heroic lizard noble; Sebille, an elven assassin; Lohse, a possessed musician; Ifan ben-Mezd, a mercenary ex-soldier; Beast, a rebel-turned-pirate dwarf; and Fane, an undead member of the long-forgotten Eternal race. Console players diving into the world of Divinity: Original Sin 2 for the first time will enjoy a user interface tailored for console play in both four-player online co-op and two-player split-screen co-op modes. Additional content updates and extra features will be announced in the weeks and months leading to the game’s launch later this year.
Here’s a quote from Vice President of Marketing at Bandai Namco Entertainment America, Eric Hartness:
“Divinity: Original Sin 2 is undoubtedly one of the most groundbreaking and extolled RPG experiences of recent memory, with both critical acclaim and a highly passionate fan base. We’re excited to work with the talented team at Larian Studios to provide this captivating epic RPG experience to console gamers, inviting them to discover all of the game’s intricacies and enjoy all of the incredible adventures in the world of Rivellon.”
And a word from Larian Studios Founder and CEO, Swen Vincke:
“It was very important to us to have Divinity: Original Sin 2 distributed by a team that understands how to bring RPGs to a broad audience. With Dark Souls and The Witcher, Bandai Namco Entertainment demonstrated they know how to do exactly that and so I’m very happy we’ll have their support.”
Divinity: Original Sin 2 releases on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in August 2018. It is currently available on PC.