Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is coming to consoles in autumn 2021, Owlcat and publishing label Prime Matter have announced. Platforms have not been confirmed, but the console release will follow on from the PC version of the CRPG, which is coming to Steam, GOG and Epic Games Store on 2nd September 2021.
The above new developer diary reveals more about the upcoming game’s setting and your goals as you adventure through it. The fortress city of Drezen is a pivotal part of the game, as the Queen directs you to lead forces and reclaim it some 70 years after it was lost. You’re told to do so by any means necessary, with your chosen point of attack influenced by the choices you make and the advice you follow. After successfully taking it back, the fortress will evolve over time, depending on your chosen Mythic Path and further decisions.
Oleg Shpilchevskiy, Head of Owlcat Games said, “As a game developer we are always happy to bring our games to as many players as possible. We received a lot of questions from our fans and today we can officially confirm that Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is coming to consoles both digitally and in retail.”
We went hands on with Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous back in early 2020, as the game was announced on Kickstarter. I wrote:
“The goals for Wrath of the Righteous as a new Pathfinder game is pretty simple: be more epic, be thematically darker than Kingmaker, and make some mechanical changes here and there to simply be a better game. Oh, and just be more polished in general. In particular, one thing that players weren’t so fond of in Kingmaker was the time pressure that was attached to your kingdom management, and so Owlcat have tried to capture a similar narrative tension in a different way.”
The announcement of a console release is great to see for those who enjoyed the original, but there will likely be some wariness over it, after the troubled console port of Pathfinder: Kingmaker and the already buggy original release of the game on PC. The game came to PS4 and Xbox One with significant progression bugs, save file corruption and other issues, and Owlcat had to crunch out several patches to try and address these.
In our review of Pathfinder: Kingmaker – Definitive Edition, which came around that time, Gamoc said:
“Pathfinder: Kingmaker is a phenomenal game with hundreds of hours of deep CRPG and kingdom management gameplay, but at the time of review it’s hampered by bugs that impact how you can enjoy the game, and with reports of progression halting issues and save file corruption. Our advice would be to wait for the bugs to be patched, but ready yourself for a serious commitment to this vast CRPG.”
Source: press release