Meta Publishing has announced that they will be taking the reins from Owlcat Games as the digital publisher for Owlcat’s Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous. Prime Matter–who are Koch Media’s “premium gaming label” will continue to distribute the physical console versions and will release PlayStation and Xbox versions later this year, with a PC release coming on September 2, 2021. There will also be a beta released later this month.
“Being a huge fan of the genre, I’m honored that we will work on bringing Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous to a global market. And a project of this scale is only a beginning for us,” said Ilya Salamatov, CEO of META Publishing. “We are firmly committed to the META Publishing brand as a reliable, resourceful, fair, and transparent partner for game developers from all over the globe.”
For those who don’t know, Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is the CRPG sequel to Pathfinder: Kingmaker. In it, players will be able to choose from 25 classes, 12 races, and more than a thousand spells. As for the story, you have the opportunity to put an end to a rift that’s sent “an all-consuming terror across the land” in your own way, either as a shining paragon of truth or as a powerful necromancer. The choice is yours.
“We want to bring the best RPG experience to as many players worldwide as possible. META Publishing offered a great combination of expertise, creativity, and passion,” says Oleg Shpilchevskiy, Head of Owlcat Games. “We believe that our partnership will help us appeal to a broad range of players who love well-crafted adventures.”
Wrath of the Righteous is an adaption of the Pathfinder Adventure Path series and was originally released between August 2013 to January 2014 and introduced mythic characters to Pathfinder 1st Edition. If you’re looking for spoilers or a more detailed story background before the game is officially released, you could definitely give the books a try.