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Pillars of Eternity Post-E3 Preview Blitz + New Screenshots
Preview - posted by Infinitron on Thu 19 June 2014, 19:55:10Tags: J.E. Sawyer; Obsidian Entertainment; Pillars of Eternity
The embargo on posting about Obsidian's Pillars of Eternity presentation at E3 expired today, and with its passing came an explosion of preview articles, posted on gaming news sites across the web. Codexer Sensuki, our most dedicated Pillars-watcher, was on the scene to make a list of all of them:
PC Gamer: http://www.pcgamer.com/previews/pillars-of-eternity-e3-preview-infinity-reborn
The Escapist: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/art...Preview-Hallelujah-for-Classic-Isometric-RPGs
Gaming Illustrated: http://gamingillustrated.com/pillars-of-eternity-e3-preview
Hardcore Gamer: http://www.hardcoregamer.com/2014/0...st-versatile-rpg-in-pillars-of-eternity/90345
IGN Italia: http://it.ign.com/project-eternity-pc/75687/preview/e3-2014-primo-impatto-con-pillars-of-eternity
The area that was shown in the preview was the game's opening. The player character is travelling with a caravan that gets hit by something bad(tm). He escapes into a nearby ruin with two companions. Along the way, there's some combat and C&C, and your companions might live, die or end up leaving you. If you'd like to know more details about the story, I recommend the GameRanx article. If you just want a succinct breakdown of the game's notable features, check out Kotaku (yes, Kotaku).
Oh, and there are also some new screenshots, which seem to depict the aforementioned ruins and a nearby player encampment:
GameBanshee's compilation post for a selection of excerpts.
Update: Here's an interview with Josh Sawyer by a representative from RPGamer that was recorded at E3: