We finally have a release date for Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, one of the most anticipated role-playing games of the year. Here’s when it’s out.

About exactly a year since it was originally revealed to the general public, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire now has a release date, and it’s not very far away at all. Developer Obsidian Entertainment and publisher Versus Evil have announced that the RPG sequel will release on 3rd April.

Along with the release date announcement, Obsidian has opened pre-orders for the game. Those who pre-order get special items, as seen in the tweet below:

The items have been further detailed on store pages. Here’s a look:

Beakhead, the Hawk (In-Game Pet): Beakhead, the white hawk, took a liking to your ship soon after you arrived in the Deadfire. Captains in the Deadfire are only as effective as their crew, and with this jaunty first-mate by your side you’re bound to find success at sea.

St. Drogga’s Skull – the green flame of St. Drogga’s Skull will not only guide you through the darkest reaches of the Deadfire but serve you in combat as well. Crafted from a sabre and the skull of a martyr, this deadly implement will both slash and burn enemies in combat.

Black Flag: This flag is said to have been flown by a mysterious and rowdy band of seadogs from a far-off land, who dyed their sails black with a stain made from ground-up dragon glass. Dark and intimidating, but somehow attractive, nonetheless.

The game is listed on store pages in three editions. There is the standard edition, which is just the game. Then there’s the Deluxe edition, which includes numerous bonuses, such as an in-game pet, a soundtrack download, a special in-game item and digital versions of a high-res map, a guidebook and a pen & paper starter guide.

The third edition is the Obsidian Edition, which includes everything from the Deluxe Edition, but also adds a ‘season pass’ of sorts, giving you access to 3 DLC expansions that will be released for the game post-release.

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is slated to release on PC, Mac and Linux. Here’s the official website.

Want another isometric indie RPG to last the wait until Deadfire? Check out Avernum 3: Ruined World. Also check out our review of last year’s Torment: Tides of Numenera.

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