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Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous beta test kicks off with a new trailer and screens

Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous beta test kicks off with a new trailer and screens

For fans of the old Infinity Engine games like Baldur’s Gate and Icewind Dale, playing the isometric fantasy RPG Pathfinder: Kingmaker “is like slipping into a familiar old pair of adventuring boots,” we said in our 2018 review. That’s a double-edged sword: It’s “a good RPG with some unique ideas,” we concluded, “but one that ultimately plays it too safe to really stand out from the crowd.”

Still, it did well enough to warrant a followup, Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous, announced in 2019 as an “indirect sequel” that moves the action to a new region called the Worldwound, a wasteland overrun with demons courtesy of a planar tear to the Abyss that opened on the material plane. A Kickstarter followed, and it was a major success, pulling in over $2 million in support—more than double the $909,000 earned by the also-very-successful campaign for the first game.

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