Obsidian has teamed up with Versus Evil to launch Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire. With that, pre-orders begin today, and consumers can digitally pre-order either the Standard, Deluxe, and Obsidian Editions, whether you use SAteam, GoG, or Obsidian.net, along with other digital retailers. The physical Obsidian Edition is also available at major gaming retailers and includes additional in-game content and physical items.
By pre-ordering the Standard, Deluxe, or Obsidian Edition, fans will receive three unique in-game digital items:
St. Drogga’s Skull – Crafted from a sabre and the skull of a martyr it will slash and burn enemies in combat, while also guiding players through the darkest reaches of the Deadfire.
Beakhead, the Hawk (In-Game Pet): Beakhead, the white hawk, took a liking to your ship soon after you arrived in the Deadfire. Captains in the Deadfire are only as effective as their crew, and with this jaunty first-mate by your side you’re bound to find success at sea.
The Black Flag: This flag is said to have been flown by a mysterious and rowdy band of seadogs from a far-off land, who dyed their sails black with a stain made from ground-up dragon glass. Dark and intimidating, but somehow attractive, nonetheless.
The standard edition is 49.99, digital and physical retail, whereas the Deluxe Edition is 59.99. The Deluxe Edition will also have the official soundtrack (by Justin Bell), and an in-game pet, a Deadfire-themed in-game item, a digital pen and paper RPG starter guide, high-resolution game map,a nd Volume II of the digital guide by Dark Horse. The Obsidian Edition is priced at $74.99 for the digital version, and includes everything that comes in the Deluxe Edition as well as the first three DLC expansions for Pillars of Eternity II, which each cost $9.99 to purchase separately, although these will not be available for separate purchase until the game’s official launch.
The physical version of the Obsidian Edition will cost $79.99, and will include the same content as its digital cousin, but also additional, physical rewards: a cloth map of the Deadfire region, an Explorer’s notepad and a set of postcards that render the Deadfire Archipelago in beautiful detail.
“Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is our first sequel here at Obsidian and we’ve created something incredible. At Obsidian, we are all about stories, worlds, and characters, and in Deadfire we’ve done it again with a vast open world explorable by the player’s own customizable ship, character customization with enough options to make any RPG player want to make a hundred characters, and an exciting narrative that truly delivers on the reactivity that makes our games special. We’re confident that new and returning players will find Deadfire to be the RPG experience of the year,” said Obsidian Entertainment CEO Feargus Urquhart.