The team behind 2018’s Pathfinder: Kingmaker has more good news for fans of the classic CRPG genre. The continuation of their Pathfinder adaptation efforts is back again. Today developer Owlcat Games released the first screenshots of Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous. The new game will follow on the groundwork built by Pathfinder: Kingmaker, but will bring many new elements to the table.
The new CRPG will launch on February 4 at 8 AM PST, bringing with it new features and improved gameplay. One of the biggest new additions in Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is the new Crusade Commander system. It’s a pretty major departure from the kingdom-building mechanics from the previous game, so let’s dig in and see what it has to offer. Although it’s a somewhat similar idea, just much more in-depth.
Through Crusade Commander, players will “lead a military campaign of mythic proportions.” This will all be in service of the goal of recapturing the strategic fortress city of Drezen. Afterward, it becomes the headquarters of the newly reformed Crusade. This will then lead the player down the path of essentially making war against a determined enemy. Making alliances, building resources and defenses, and so much more is involved here.
“Players will have to carefully consider each decision they make as they lead the crusade,” says Alexander Mishulin, creative director for Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous. “Recruiting and upgrading one’s armies, capturing and holding strategic points, and exploring ancient ruins to find powerful artifacts are just a few of the many activities that require one’s undivided attention. Of course, companions will try their best to help. We listened to the feedback on the kingdom building [of the first game] and acted upon it to make the most captivating crusade experience possible.”
In addition to all the other new elements, Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous will also include a bunch of new challenging beasts to battle. Wrath of the Righteous will introduce mythic progression for characters as well to tackle these new challenges. As you explore various locales, players will encounter a lot more than the standard wolves and brigands. The new levels of power for the PCs will unlock some quite unique abilities, depending on the class of the character. Each character will also have some self-contained story elements, much like the previous game.
Check out all that and more in the new screenshots below.