Divinity: Original Sin 2 Release Date Announced, New Patch Detailed

After what seems like an eternity in early access, Divinity: Original Sin 2 is slated to officially launch on September 14. This is the sequel to the award-winning Divinity: Original Sin, which remains one of the most detailed multiplayer RPGs out there. The game has amassed an enormous cult following, and boasts an respectable player-base to this day. Developer Larian Studios has promised that the sequel will be much bigger and much better than the original, and many of you can already confirm it's headed in the right direction due to your time spent in early access. For those playing already, here's the lowdown on a meaty patch:

"Larian Studios is releasing a new Early Access patch, featuring two never-before-seen areas and a new companion relationship system. Character creation and crafting have also undergone a serious transformation, and players will finally have a first glimpse of the upcoming new origin story, a pirate dwarf named Beast."

If you're a huge RPG fan, then you already have what you came here for. You now know when Divinity: Original Sin 2 is launching, and you can start planning to take the appropriate days off of work or school. If you're new to the series, you can find the game on on Steam and play starting today in Early Access. Find the listing here. For all of the noobs, here's a quick rundown:

"Divinity: Original Sin 2 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 2 expands on the player freedom that made 2014’s Divinity: Original Sin so much fun. Divinity: Original Sin 2 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 2 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 2, 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."