Independent studio Owlcat Games has announced their first title, Pathfinder: Kingmaker. The isometric party-based RPG is billed as the first to be set in the Pathfinder universe. There is no expected release date yet, but the title will be released via Paizo Publishing.
Pathfinder is based on a branch of Dungeons & Dragons, and has since been the biggest competitor of the fantasy RPG from Wizards of the Coast. In 2011, it even toppled Dungeons & Dragons which had been the best selling game since 1974.
This upcoming video game based on that universe includes narrative written by fabled writer Chris Avellone, whose past work includes Fallout 2, Icewind Dale, and the legendary Planescape: Torment. Apparently a long time Pathfinder fan, Avellone joined in the game’s announcement via Twitter.
Few fantasy games put me in my happy place, but Pathfinder does. <3 https://t.co/krW30QiK1s
— Chris Avellone (@ChrisAvellone) May 17, 2017
The team behind Pathfinder: Kingmaker has decades of experience with single player story driven RPGs, having worked on titles such as Evil Islands, Etherlords, and Heroes of Might and Magic V. Some of their staff also comes from My.com, which affords them the experience of having worked on MMO titles such as Allods Online and Skyforge.
While there are not yet many details on the upcoming video game, the official site for it does promise to take players to the Stolen Lands, and both main characters and companions will have plenty of customization options. Another feature of the game will be claiming territories and building towns and cities.
Check back with us for more on this upcoming RPG as it develops.