Acclaimed PC role-playing title Divinity: Original Sin II is coming to Xbox One and PS4. The console release will be published by Bandai Namco and will launch in August 2018. According to the publisher, it will have “a user interface tailored for console,” and four-player online co-op, which proved to be popular in the PC version, will be included. There will also be two-player split-screen co-op support.
“This is an incredible opportunity for us to work with Larian Studios who has already shown its talented work through the previous games,” said Hervé Hoerdt, vice president of marketing and digital at Bandai Namco Europe. “We are extremely pleased to bring this outstanding title to our lineup by offering new epic adventures to console gamers with the deepest RPG worlds ever created”
“It was very important to us to have Divinity: Original Sin II distributed by a team that understands how to bring RPGs to a broad audience,” added Swen Vincke, CEO of developer Larian Studios. “With Dark Souls and The Witcher, Bandai Namco demonstrated they know how to do exactly that and so I’m very happy we’ll have their support.”
In GameSpot’s Divinity: Original Sin II review the game was awarded a 10/10, with critic Brett Todd praised its “immaculately conceived and emotion-wrought fantasy world,” alongside “brilliant tactical combat” that makes it “one of the finest games of the year.”
Divinity: Original Sin II was No.5 in GameSpot’s Best Games of 2017 list. Reflecting on the title, Jess McDonell said it “exceeds the accomplishments of its predecessor as a spectacularly crafted RPG that ranks among the greats of the genre.”