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September 15th, 2016, 09:00
The Devine is dead

In a world where the Gods are dead, you play a wielder of forbidden magic, quarantined in the prison colony of Fort Joy. The Magisters of the Divine Order want to "cure" you of your powers. But the Order has secrets of its own. Secrets that threaten everyone.
If the world remains godless, chaos will rule. It's time for a new Divinity.

Choose your race and origin story and see how differently the world reacts. Gather your party and blast your opponents with different elements in deep tactical turn-based combat. Explore the vast and layered world of Rivellon alone or with up to 4 players in drop-in/drop-out cooperative play.

Divinity: Original Sin 2 is an entirely new experience built on the next-gen Divinity Engine, with a new UI, an all-new art-style, and advanced roleplay systems. Everything that made the original great returns: Go anywhere you want, kill anyone, find endless ways to solve problems and gather your ultimate RPG party.


Prepare to be awoken

Key Features:

  • Choose your origin story. Choose one of the unique origin stories that will define your character's background and your personal quests. For the first time in a Divinity game, play as a Human, Lizard, Elf, Dwarf, or Undead, each with unique racial skills. Watch the world and its inhabitants react to who you are and what you've done, unlocking new dialog options and quest lines. Or create your own story by building your character from the ground up.
  • More freedom than ever. Go anywhere, talk to anyone, interact with everything and be anyone you want. You can kill any NPC in the game, destroy objects, and use the game's vast RPG systems to your advantage. Talk to animals and spirits to gain valuable information. Explore the huge , open world to find hours of hidden content, including entire new areas.
  • New elemental interactions make turn-based combat even better. Combine elements like fire and poison for explosive combos. Bless and Curse surfaces to completely change their properties. Craft new skills and use elevation to your advantage.
  • A darker and deeper story. Divinity: Original Sin 2 features a darker and more grounded narrative than its award-winning predecessor, while building on Larian's distinctive tone of voice. This is a godforsaken world. The Void approaches. And desperate times call for desperate measures…
  • Play with up to 4 players: No other RPG offers 4-player co-op like Divinity:Original Sin 2 does. Your Origin Stories will give you different, often conflicting objectives. Will you cooperate or compete? It's entirely up to you.
  • Test your skills in the new PvP Arena Mode. Challenge your friends in fast, satisfying turn-based combat sessions. Take the battle to the multiplayer-tailored Arenas, packed with explosives, loot, and deadly traps.
  • New technology. Powered by Divinity Engine 3.0, the game features physics-based rendering, cloth physics, and a new dynamic music system. It makes Divinity: Original Sin 2 the most atmospheric Divinity game ever.
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Free exploration, great world interactivity, multifaceted characters, story with many choices & consequences, tactical turnbased combat - a Masterpiece!
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Is there material about background lore on the elves of Rivellon?
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September 15th, 2016, 14:11
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Is there material about background lore on the elves of Rivellon?
There is some in the games*, but the series haven't attracted the crazy people who fill wikis with other things than game mechanics and Larian never released a lore book that I know off (otherwise I would own it).

Divinity Original Sin 2 might explore it a lot more.

*Divine Divinity has a few elven NPCs and an elven village. Divinity: Dragon Commander has you interact with elves has well, but it's so far away in the timeline that it's basically ancient history by even Original Sin which is itself more than 1200 before Divine Divinity. I never played Beyond Divinity. There isn't that many elves in Original Sin from what I remember.
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September 16th, 2016, 09:09
I seem to remember something like a lore book in a pdf on the original DivDiv cds.

About the only thing I remember is that Elves and Dwarves hated each other.

EDIT: Ok, I checked it. I was way off. It's actually a short story setting up the story of the game.
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September 16th, 2016, 11:34
One of the rewards in the D:OS2 KS was a lorebook. Hopefully it'll have stuff on all races.
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April 24th, 2017, 16:11
I see our expected release date is 1st of May. Is that still the case? Is there a new date? I've seen very little information about this game recently, which is a bit worrying..
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April 24th, 2017, 16:36
The release is "just 2017" (a tweet from 8 hours ago).
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April 24th, 2017, 21:50
My expectation is late q4 2017 or 2018. I guess by the time they finish patching and do an EE version it might even be 2019.
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April 25th, 2017, 12:09
Yeah, let me change that date to somewhere later this year.
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April 25th, 2017, 12:45
Meh. That's a shame. Still very much looking forward to it.
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April 25th, 2017, 13:13
I'm meeting with them this Friday again. I'll doubt they say anything about a release date though.
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April 26th, 2017, 12:17
Interesting! Let us know if there's anything juicy.
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April 26th, 2017, 12:30
They probably have orange juice.
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April 26th, 2017, 17:52
Or some Belgian beer juice .
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No serves Tomato juice these days
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No serves Tomato juice these days
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April 27th, 2017, 11:38
I have to drive back, so it won't be beer juice and I don't like tomato juice, but if I don't forget I'll ask them what kind of juicy stuff they can provide
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