Divinity: Original Sin 2 is an upcoming video game. It is an RPG developed and published by Larian Studios. Its set release date will be on September 14, 2017, and will be initially available for Microsoft Windows, Playstation 4, and Xbox One. It can be played both in single-player and multiplayer mode. It stands as the official sequel to Divinity: Original Sin which was initially released in 2014.
The storyline is set centuries after the first game, Divinity: Original Sin took place. There takes place a war and religious persecution and Bishop Alexander the Innocent, a new non-playable character, declares that all sorcerers to be criminals. To defeat him, a group of four sorcerers will take on a journey. However, this is going to be a feat as not only the Bishop is after the sorcerers but also the Divine Order who are declaring themselves the only ones who have to power to wield the source powers and killing anyone who tries to do so.
The player, in the beginning of the game, will be able to customize their own character’s stats, race, and origin according to their liking. They are allowed to bring with them up to three companions to form a group. These can be chosen from the characters that the player will meet with playing the game. The player also has the ability to manipulate and change their environment according to their liking and for their own personal advantage as well. There are conversations that take place between and among characters and players are allowed to choose dialogues which differ from character to character. Their backstory usually depicts this which also determines their type of quests. Players can choose a backstory for their characters which then affects the overarching storyline of their characters and of the game. These include for instance being a child and a friend of non-playable characters while unbeknownst to you that one of your mission companions is also on a secret mission to kill that person. There is a whole lot of interactions and conflicts possible for every character and for every story that the player may encounter.
Players are allowed to mix and match and change their skills in the game’s skill crafting system feature. A cover system is also newly featured which is most useful in combats. Other features include Love and Hate wherein players are allowed and given the chance to create, be acquainted, and establish friendships, romantic relationships, and even hatred towards other characters.
In the multiplayer mode, players can play in a competitive manner when they could just play it in a cooperative and casual manner in the first game. The game features an arena map where players are allowed to fight in combat against each other divided into two teams. The multiplayer mode also makes the companions, which the player chooses in the beginning, become playable characters. A maximum of four players are allowed to play in the multiplayer mode either to compete amongst each other or to assist each other.