Divinity II - The Dragon Knight Saga ravaging Europe in October

Focus Home Interactive publishing updated Ego Draconis, Flames of Vengeance compilation pack for Xbox 360 and PC.

Larian Studios' Divinity II: Ego Draconis received tepid reviews when it was released in January. However, the German development house is hoping to win some over with a new, beefed-up version of the game set to hit the PC and Xbox 360 this fall in Europe.

Divinity II gets its vengeance.

Today, Focus Home Interactive announced it will publish a compilation pack titled Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga. The bundle will include a graphically updated version of Divinity II: Ego Draconis, as well as the title's first batch of add-on content, Flames of Vengeance.

As for the new content, the Flames of Vengeance pack brings over 35 new quests, as well as additional creatures and items to the game's world. The add-on content was announced in March for the Xbox 360 and PC and was said to release in August on Xbox Live and through digital distribution outlets on the PC. However, statements made on the content's FAQ page say the content won't release as downloadable content on the Xbox 360 and will arrive first on the PC.

The Dragon Knight Saga, which does not yet have a price, will be released on the Xbox 360 and PC in Europe this October. As of press time, Focus Home Interactive has not responded to GameSpot's inquiry about a North American release.

Divinity II: Ego Draconis is a sequel to 2002's PC-exclusive Divine Divinity, which received warm reviews for its hack-and-slash action meshed with classic role-playing elements.

For more on the series, check out GameSpot's review of Divinity II: Ego Draconis.

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35 comments
jaspm23
jaspm23

what a breath of fresh air this is i am really enjoying this. i never played ego when it was released. i didn't know it existed, and by all accounts it had a few problems. the dragon knight saga though is awesome. i love the way you can dragon morph. one moment i am wandering around hack and slashing, the next i am souring around the sky's laying waste to goblin settlements. very good game i would recommend to any rpg fan. oh and the voice acting is superb.

FreeRPGer
FreeRPGer

I've played the 360 version of the original Ego Draconis, which had issues with saving, among other things. I played the 360 demo of the remake of Dragon Knight Saga, and wow, the difference was apparent immediately. Better graphix on the 360, and other tweaks. Plus, from what I've read, the remake will be worth a 2nd play through, in order to save over to Flames of Vengeance. Can't wait for this one, even though I already beat the 1st 360 version of Ego Draconis.

navyguy21
navyguy21

Are they going to fix the uneven difficulty?

LogainMactir
LogainMactir

It's November now: http://www.flamesofvengeance.com/faq.php#jumptocontent "When will Divinity II - Flames of Vengeance be released? The German spoken version of Divinity II - Flames of Vengeance is now available in Germany (Release Date: 30 July 2010). All other language versions will be released in November 2010, together with Divinity II - The Dragon Knight Saga."

Hellbishop
Hellbishop

@method115 Yes they may have a quick way to implement the new graphics or it could be alot of resources they already created while working on the originals release. Great to see LARIAN still on top of their game after enjoying their previous work in the series with quality on par with Bethesda's Elder Scrolls and Bioware's DRAGON AGE.

SimulationStim
SimulationStim

Any new areas? Cause I felt kinda screwed when they cooked the first levels and turned them into barren wastelands, right when you gain the ability to turn into a dragon. The Rivellion area(demo) had the most role-playing, and was the most memorable part in the entire game. By the time I got to the first city I was pretty excited for some more, but then it turned out that the city consisted of a plaza and an a interior. Then you couldn't go to Rivertown and Rivertown Gorge was another barren wasteland. That left one unique area to explore as a dragon. That's not much to go on for an open world rpg. The flying fortresses which were fun but the same thing over. The idea was good, the execution was pretty terrible.

golgo28
golgo28

it was an ok game.though difficulty wasun even.one mission would be super hard then the one after would be super easy.plus combat as a dragon was repetitive and the camera was at times akward.story was interesting.

bleat
bleat

it would be nice if they pulled a CD Projekt Red and released a free patch for those that purchased the first game.

Hardly_Alive
Hardly_Alive

its buggy, and glitchy, and a surprising amount of fun. I'd give it a solid 8, and it would have been a 9 if it had a more solid framerate...

XanderZane
XanderZane

I'll have to try the demo. The game got mixed reviews though. I have lots of other stuff to play first though, so this won't be in my top 10 list for 2010, that's for sure.

starbright_2012
starbright_2012

I'm still playing Divinity II, it's not perfect but it's honestly not as buggy as people make it seem. I've had no problems and the graphics I hought were pretty good, at least they looked nice on my tv...better than Dragon Age. I'm looking foreward to more quests.

Wardrift
Wardrift

Divine Divinity II Ego Draconis was a pretty decent game, along with Drakensang and Risen; enjoyable old-school CRPGs. It was just bad timing that they were released close to Dragon Age and Mass Effect 2. I am definitely going to check out Flames of Vengeance, along with the Drakensang expansion River of Time.

ironcreed
ironcreed

I'll be buying it again for sure when it comes to North America. I loved the hell out of Divinity II and want to support Larian.

DrEvilKoala
DrEvilKoala

Oh, I also think it's quite important to stress that Flames of Vengeance is not some sort of DA-like DLC or Add-On. It's supposed to be a full-fledged expansion pack, like they used to be.

DrEvilKoala
DrEvilKoala

I recommend everyone to try this out. Divinity II was my Nr. 2 Game Of The Year. The expansion looks absolutely awesome, providing both a slew of new content and 15 hours of new storyline. And for those that are reluctant to by the first game, Larian has promised that the vast technical upgrades applied in Flames Of Vengeance will be released as a free patch to those that only own the original.

SirBobalot19
SirBobalot19

In the demo I was able to jump up and over a mountain to no-clip myself through the whole thing.

iamrob7
iamrob7

Divinity 2 is a seriously underrated game, certainly a bit more polish would have helped and I was never that sure about the whole Dragon side of things. However it deserved a much higher rating than it got. Very enjoyable RPG.

phimseto
phimseto

The only Dragon Knight saga I am interested in is anything related to "Knights of Xentar".

MacenKrace
MacenKrace

If they make it for the PS3 as well, they'll surely boost their sales.

Spartan1017
Spartan1017

i rather enjoyed the demo, hope this is even better

gbrading
gbrading moderator

This may be worth a look in, but it depends on how different it is to the January version.

Iemander
Iemander

Ehm, german developing house? It's belgian gamespot, not german, belgian. Look it up.

cortez1004
cortez1004

Larian Studios is actually a Belgian development house, situated in the city of Ghent. I'll give this updated version a try when released on Steam.

Blu-Fan-Boy
Blu-Fan-Boy

I would have bought it if it where not so expensive looks okay but i have heard it is a rubbish game so i dunno

Supabul
Supabul

This game made a horrible first impression on me, the animations where stiff the graphics not so good. But I stayed with it and ended up loving it, if there releasing a update game with better graphics I'll be getting it. Also I was the same with Risen ugly as sin, but now I can't stop playing it. Can't wait for Two Worlds 2 and Arcania gothic 4

MERGATROYDER
MERGATROYDER

Divinity 2 is a great game. I enjoyed it more the Dragon Age because I'm not a fan of pressing A and my character just keeps attacking on its own till I make another command. I already own Divinity 2, but a new beefed up version would be a nice addition to my game collection. I would happily hand over my current one to someone if it makes a state side release.

SDBusDriver1979
SDBusDriver1979

The mechanics were good and I like the setting. Just that the game was completely unpolished and maybe because I was playing the 360 demo. It felt like your character's feet wasn't making any contact to the ground and you moved super quick. Kind of like Quake 3 where your shoes are butter and you fly all over the place.

method115
method115

@Hellbishop Yea it is pretty surprising they must have found an easy way to make improvements or something. I can't see them doing this if it were to take a long time.

ArcticGabe
ArcticGabe

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Riaktion
Riaktion

Not sure I'd go as far as Visual masterpiece... the art direction has something to be disired in my opinion... and the graphics hobled somewhat by jerky animations. Heres hoping this version is the "definitive" version and recieves decent reviews.

Hellbishop
Hellbishop

This is great news. Kind of shocking that they're actually improving the graphics on DIVINITY 2 EGO DRACONIS considering its been out since January and is already a stunning visual masterpiece with amazing framerates. Even on my 2.4 Intel duo i had no slow downs. Hopefully this quality rpg will get the attention it completely deserves this time around.