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  MULTI AWARD-WINNING RPG DIVINITY: ORIGINAL SIN 2 COMING TO XBOX ONE AND PLAYSTATION 4 IN AUGUST 2018
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04/05/2018
 


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April 5th, 2018 – Richmond, LONDON: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment today announce that DIVINITY®: ORIGINAL SIN 2, the award-winning BAFTA nominated role playing game from Larian Studios, is coming to the Xbox One® and PlayStation®4 in August 2018. Following the game’s incredible success in 2017 as Metacritic’s highest scoring PC game, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment in partnership with Larian Studios, will bring DIVINITY: ORIGINAL SIN 2 to console players taking them on an adventure that will enable players to go anywhere and do anything in one of the deepest RPG worlds ever created.

DIVINITY: ORIGINAL SIN 2 gives players the freedom of a sandbox RPG encouraging improvisation and experimentation with rules made to be bent rather than followed. The game takes place in the world of Rivellon where players can go anywhere, talk to anyone (living, dead, or non-human) and fully interact with the game world like no other RPG. The game features six unique origin characters with full-fledged backstories, personalities and questlines:

  • Red Prince - A haughty but heroic lizard noble
  • Sebille - An elven assassin
  • Lohse - An possessed musician
  • Ifan ben-Mezd - A mercenary ex-soldier
  • Beast - A rebel-turned-pirate dwarf
  • Fane - An undead member of the long-forgotten Eternal race
Console players diving into the world of DIVINITY: ORIGINAL SIN 2 for the first time will enjoy a user interface tailored for console play in both four-player online co-op and two-player split-screen co-op modes. Additional content updates and extra features will be announced leading to the game’s launch later this year.

“This is an incredible opportunity for us to work with Larian Studios who has already shown its talented work through the previous games” said Hervé Hoerdt, Vice President of Marketing & Digital at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe. “We are extremely pleased to bring this outstanding title to our lineup by offering new epic adventures to console gamers with the deepest RPG worlds ever created”

“It was very important to us to have DIVINITY: ORIGINAL SIN 2 distributed by a team that understands how to bring RPGs to a broad audience.” said Swen Vincke, Founder and CEO of Larian Studios. “With Dark Souls and The Witcher, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment demonstrated they know how to do exactly that and so I’m very happy we’ll have their support.”

Development of DIVINITY: ORIGINAL SIN 2 began with a successful Kickstarter campaign in August 2016 raising over $2 million from more than 40,000 backers. The Xbox One® and PlayStation®4 versions of DIVINITY: ORIGINAL SIN 2 will be available August 2018.

For further details from Larian Studios and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment please visit:

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BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe S.A.S.

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe S.A.S. part of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc. is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content for platforms including all major video game consoles, PC and mobile.  The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN™, TEKKEN™, SOULCALIBUR™, DARK SOULS™, NARUTO™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, Dragon Ball, GALAGA™, RIDGE RACER™ and ACE COMBAT™. For more information please visit www.bandainamcoent.eu . All the BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment products are available on the official store https://store.bandainamcoent.eu

About Larian Studios

Larian Studios is an independent RPG developer founded in 1996 in Ghent, Belgium. Larian is best known for the Divinity universe, which they introduced to the world with the launch of Divine Divinity in 2002. In 2014, Larian launched Divinity: Original Sin, a classic CRPG that won over 150 awards and nominations. The company released its sequel Divinity: Original Sin 2 on September 14, 2017.

For more information, visit: http://larian.com/ and http://divinity.game

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