to the Nintendo Switch on August 8, 2019, for $49.99 USD, with a 20% discount for pre-ordering.Pillars of Eternity originally started as Project Eternity and, at the time, became the most successful video game Kickstarter of all time on October 16, 2012 with $3,986,929. It was then released on PC in 2015, with Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition releasing on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2017.
The Nintendo Switch version will include The White March: Parts I & II DLC and all the major updates from the original PC version, including a raised level cap, expanded party AI options, and new difficulty levels.
One of the Best RPGs since Baldur’s Gate
In our review of Pillars of Eternity, we scored it a 9/10 and said “Obsidian (and its Kickstarter backers) have done it: Pillars of Eternity is one of the best RPGs since Baldur’s Gate.”
In addition, we also reviewed the Complete Edition for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and said that “for an RPG of its complexity, it’s surprising how pleasingly intuitive its gamepad control scheme is, and its easily legible text makes it feel just as good to play from the couch as from a desk.” Hopefully that holds true for the Switch version.
Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire released for PC in 2018, and in our review, we said “Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire’s characters are outstanding, including the archipelago on which it takes place. Its central conflict pales in comparison to its rich sidequests and deep, customizable tactical combat.”
Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire will be released on other consoles, and Obsidian Entertainment and Versus Evil has thanked everyone for their patience and will have more to share next month when the game appears at Gamescom and PAX.
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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer who has always meant to play this game and this feels like a great excuse to. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst.