Obsidian Entertainment recently teamed up with THQ Nordic and Versus Evil for a distribution deal to have Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire‘s physical editions made available at retailers in select regions. This coincides with the news that the game’s pre-orders for both the physical editions and the digital editions of the game have gone live for GOG.com and Steam users.
The developers recently announced that ahead of its April 3rd, 2018 release on PC, Mac and Linux via GOG.com and Steam, there are standard, deluxe and Obsidian editions available for pre-order for the game.
No matter which version you pre-order you’ll automatically receive three digital items, including St. Drogga’s Skull, which adds burning damage to enemies when worn during combat; the Beakhead hawk pet, which is a white hawk that will accompany you on your journey; and the black flag, which will allow you to fly the flag on your ship.
The standard version of Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire will cost $49.99, both for the digital or retail versions. The Deluxe Edition will be available for $59.99 and it will come with the aforementioned items and the game’s original soundtrack composed by Justin Bell, along with a special in-game item, a digital pen, and a paper RPG starter guide, along with a high-resolution game map and a digital guide book from Dark Horse.
The Obsidian Edition of the game will cost $74.99 and it comes with everything from the Deluxe Edition but with the added bonus of access to the first three DLC expansion packs for Pillars of Eternity II. Separately, each of the DLC packs are priced at $9.99, but the press release makes it known that the expansions won’t be available until post-launch. It seems a little weird that they’ve already rolled out their DLC campaign well ahead of the game’s launch without even having any kind of gauge on whether or not the sequel will sell well enough to warrant post-launch DLC, but… it’s something to keep your eyes on.
The game is due to release just two days removed from April Fool’s, so we’ll see how well the game works out when it launches this spring for PC.