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Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition coming to Switch on August 8

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Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition is coming to Switch via the Nintendo eShop on August 8 for $49.99 / €49.99 / £44.99, publisher Versus Evil and developer Obsidian Entertainment announced.

The RPG first launched for PC in March 2016, followed by PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition in August 2017.

Here is an overview of the game, via Nintendo.com:
The Original, Award-Winning RPG from the Masters at Obsidian Entertainment is Finally In the Palm of Your Hands!

Take your party on the ultimate role-playing experience, Pillars of Eternityfinally comes to Nintendo Switch! Created by the masters at Obsidian Entertainment, Pillars of Eternityreleased to critical acclaim and dozens of awards on PC. Now the fantastical world, tactical combat, and unforgettable storyline can be taken anywhere you go. Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition includes all the additional content from the PC version, including the DLC and expansions. The game has been optimized to play comfortably in front of your TV with controllers or in handheld mode. Easily navigate the game’s detailed character creation, real-time-with-pause combat, and party management thanks to thoughtful updates to UI and controls. Gather your party, venture forth, and embrace adventure as you delve into a realm of wonder, nostalgia, and the excitement of classic RPGs with Obsidian’s Pillars of Eternity!

Key Features

  • Award-winning writing, story and artwork of Pillars of Eternity, along with the expanded world and content of The White March: Parts I & II.
  • Expansive character creation that impacts your personal story with races, classes, and character backgrounds to choose.
  • An epic universe to explore, filled with intriguing party members and companions, a variety of in-game factions, and a lovingly rendered world to traverse.
  • All major updates from the original PC version, including a raised level cap, expanded party AI options, and new difficulty levels.
  • The deep and classic Real-time with Pause Combat system that feeds your inner tactician.
Gematsu
 

Daymos

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hmmm.. how can I say no!?

I wonder if there will be a physical version?

Back in the early 2000s I would have thought you were freaking CRAZY if you had told me most of my favorite PC games will one day be available on a Nintendo handheld as enhanced versions, sequels, and spiritual successors.

It's like
Diablo3 & torchlight 2 as hack and slash games
Baldurs gate 1/2 and this game as good old infinity engine games (and divinity 2??)
Northgard as a fix for warcraft 3 ...?
 
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45 bloody pounds!? Sod off.

I mean it's a good game and I'm sure there was a decent amount of effort put into the port, but it is still a port Of a game that's been out for years on every other major platform.

Shame, I'd have loved to have replayed this in bed using handheld mode, but that price is just taking the piss.
 

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I just started the third Act right now having also completed White March 1 & 2 … this game is huge with a great amount of content. Totally worth the price of admission for the amount of hours you'll get playing this.
 

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45 bloody pounds!? Sod off.

I mean it's a good game and I'm sure there was a decent amount of effort put into the port, but it is still a port Of a game that's been out for years on every other major platform.

Shame, I'd have loved to have replayed this in bed using handheld mode, but that price is just taking the piss.

As long as nintendo fans keep enjoying getting ripped off its going to continue to happen. Last night I saw resident evil 4 on the eshop on sale for 26$ CAD (19.76 USD).. its the most bare mimimum port of an almost 15 year old game....you can't make this shit up

But on the other side how else do you show support for 3rd party games on a nintendo console?
 
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Stilton Disco

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At least on the UK store it's got a 20% off preorder discount, making it £35.99.

Still far too much, but better, and CDKeys are selling £30 eshop cards for £27 right now, so get a couple of them and it'd be effectively £32.40.

That's still £12.40 more than I think is the most they should have charged for it, and twice what I think its actually worth, but if you're going to buy it, that's probably the best price you'll be paying in the next year...
 

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oh mannnnn

been waiting to ge tthis on ps4, and now it hits switch?! i feel like having it portable is a no brainer now
 

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This is both games?


Nope, just the first with both expansions. I'll pick it up on a heavy discount as I own it on pc already, but wouldn't mind a portable version. If you've never played it before, it's a great game with a TON of content. Well worth the price of admission, but you can find it for a lot cheaper on a Steam sale if you've got a pc.
 

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Publishers must love Nintendo Switch ports. Another chance to charge full price for old games.