Owlcat Games has announced that the first beta for its classic isometric CRPG, Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous, is now available to backers who contributed to the title’s Kickstarter or Slacker Backer campaigns in the relevant tiers. Fans are able to play the first four chapters of the game – over 50 hours of beta quality content – and broadcast their experiences on Twitch and YouTube.
In celebration of the beta’s launch, the studio has unveiled details on an interactive “Choose Your Own Story” Community Quest and released the opening animated video. The quest events are to be determined entirely by the community and set to begin on Twitch this Friday, February 5, at 2 PM CET / 5 AM PST.
Owlcat also revealed a trailer showcasing the title’s relentless combat and shared that Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous may now be added to one’s wishlist on Steam.
The beta allows fans to play through the game’s prologue and first three chapters with all quests, all companion storylines, and some romantic options available. At this time, the fourth chapter is incomplete as side quests are missing and some draft assets are still in place. The beta includes two combat modes to try: real-time with pause and turn-based (as it is in Pathfinder: Kingmaker Definitive Edition).
The first three chapters may be streamed on Twitch and YouTube. Fans may play through chapter 4, but will be prompted with a message alerting them not to stream before their experience begins.
Players can also play through the Mythic progression system and choose one of six Mythic Paths (nine will be featured in the final game): Angel, Azata, Lich, Demon, Aeon, and Trickster. Each path impacts the title’s main narrative in a unique way, though major developments will occur in later chapters. Mythic abilities like devastating spells and powerful buffs may be experimented with however fans wish. Players will be able to navigate through all the content with an up-to-date, redesigned UI.
Notable Kickstarter stretch goal features available in this beta include a new “thiefling” companion named Woljif Jefto, a new progression system for player’s pets, three new classes (Warpriest, Hunter, and Skald), a new race (the Oreads), one of two additional romance interests (Camelia), and a social goal granting new backgrounds for player characters based on Pathfinder Second Edition.
Wrath of the Righteous’ second beta – set to arrive this spring – will comprise more content, including features promised to Kickstarter backers. Keep an eye on the title’s official website and Kickstarter page for updates.
Owlcat Games’ community-driven “Choose Your Own Story” Quest, launching on Twitch this Friday, February 5, at 2 PM CET / 5 AM PST, will task fans with collectively making decisions during five critical events. Set during the Crusade, players will have to come together and choose between two options to determine the protagonist’s moral alignment and the story’s cinematic conclusion.
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