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CRPG Pathfinder: Kingmaker Is Getting A Sequel, Pathfinder: Wrath Of The Righteous
Pathfinder: Kingmaker is a CRPG inspired by the likes of Baldur’s Gate based on the Pathfinder fantasy IP. The developers, Russian-based Owlcat Games, have announced that they are making a sequel.
Called Pathfinder: Wrath Of The Righteous, is not a direct sequel to Kingmaker. But it will be based on the same core mechanics, albeit more fleshed out. The story will be based on the Wrath of the Righteous Adventure Path from the tabletop game where mortals and demons are at war, as depicted by the sole key art available with the announcement.
As for mechanics, there will be “mythic progression system, a new corner of the award-winning Age of Lost Omens setting to explore, and more classes and character customizations drawn from Pathfinder’s extensive history”. Expect to see new character classes that missed the cut from Kingmaker to debut, as well as returning classes like the witch and oracle.
Kingmaker’s Creative Director Alexander Mishulin and Lead Writer Alexander Komzolov will be retaining their roles for Wrath Of The Righteous. Seminal writer Chris Avellone will also be returning to help the narrative team, as he did in Kingmaker.
Looks like CRPGs are in vogue again these days. Baldur’s Gate III is coming up next year (with developers Larian expanding to Malaysia in response) and Disco Elysium has been blowing people’s minds on what the isometric CRPG genre can do.