Divinity: Original Sin brought a classic PC RPG vibe to the modern day, and based on its Steam player reviews and high Metacritic score, that premise seems to have struck a chord with many people. Larian Studios has announced a return to the first game's universe with Divinity: Original Sin II. Crowdfunding for the sequel through Kickstarter will begin on August 26. For the uninitiated, the original game's launch trailer is below.
Larian Studios founder Swen Vincke says that the comany is returning to Kickstarter for more than fundraising. Divinity: Original Sin "wouldn’t be the game it was without the input from our Kickstarter backers & Steam Early Access players," he says. Vincke also hopes that building on Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition rather than starting from scratch will allow for more fine-tuning and early player feedback.
The studio hasn't shared much information about the game itself. It's saving the juicy details for Pax Prime in Seattle on August 26, where more information about Original Sin II's characters and plot will be made available. Interested players can also try out a demo version of the new game there.