Obsidian Entertainment, in partnership with publisher Versus Evil and Critical Role, have announced a collaboration for Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire.
The Critical Role cast is returning to the characters they popularized in their first Dungeons & Dragons campaign, Vox Machina, which will allow players of Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire to choose Critical Role’s character voices for the party members they create. Special Vox Machina player portraits will also be available as free DLC when the game launches on May 8.
According to voice actor and Critical Role DM, Matthew Mercer:[testimonials user=” email=” name=” position=” photo=”]“I was such a fan of the original Pillars game, and thoroughly enjoying being a part of the vibrant world the team created. With the wonderful folks of Obsidian now bringing the entire cast of Critical Role to bring even more of the world of Eora to life, it’s sparked this incredible opportunity to bring our Critical Role characters of Vox Machina into their world via custom art and voice sets. A truly surreal milestone for this D&D nerd.”[/testimonials]
Obsidian Entertainment Audio Director Justin E. Bell added:[testimonials user=” email=” name=” position=” photo=”]“Working closely with the cast of Critical Role to bring Deadfire’s companions and story to life has been an amazing experience. Their incredible acting talent, ensemble chemistry, and tabletop roleplaying expertise coupled with Obsidian’s expertise in making deep, immersive, CRPG’s is the perfect combination. Together we’ve made something really special that we’re very proud of, and we can’t wait to share it with fans of RPGs when Deadfire releases.”[/testimonials]