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Pillars of Eternity, you may recall, began life in 2012 as Project Eternity on Kickstarter, where it raised nearly $4 million.

It’s an isometric RPG heavily inspired by the Infinity Engine games—those being Baldur’s Gate, Icewind Dale, and Planescape: Torment—in development at a studio founded by the former head guys at Black Isle. That may give you some idea as to why it was such a big crowdfunding hit.

It’s not ready for release just yet, but preorders, for those who missed the Kickstarter, are now being taken. It’s available in two versions, the base Hero Edition and the extras-laden Champion Edition, and both are being offered at ten percent off their regular prices of $45 and $60 respectively. Two preorder “mystery items” are being offered with each, and they’ll also be given to anyone who backed the project.

I was one of the roughly 74,000 people who threw money at it, and watching this new trailer makes me glad I did. Baldur’s Gate and Planescape are among the most impactful videogames I’ve ever played, and it’s really exciting to see their style of play making a comeback. Pillars of Eternity is set to come out in early 2015.

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