Pillars of Eternity's Snow-Themed First Expansion Gets Release Date

Inspired by Icewind Dale, the snowy expansion arrives on August 25.


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Obsidian Entertainment has confirmed the release date for the first expansion for role-playing game Pillars of Eternity. The expansion is called The White March - Part 1, and it's slated to arrive on PC on August 25.

Announced at E3 in June, the expansion raises the level cap, adds more items and abilities, and introduces a new realm and more rogue and monk companions. Its snowy environments are inspired by Icewind Dale.

Whether you've finished the main Pillars of Eternity campaign or not, you'll get access to The White March and its various items and characters. Watch the video below to learn more about the expansion.

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Since The White March is referred to as Part 1, it sounds like an additional expansion--or updates for this one--will be coming in the future.

For more on Pillars of Eternity--one of the most highly funded Kickstarter games ever--check out GameSpot's review.

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5 days. too bad i just started my Wild Hunt New Game+ so will be occupied for a couple weeks again. always good to have something new on the horizon though.

and Gamespot your search engine sucks, "The White March" doesn't even show a Pillars link.

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Damn, I guessed it would be released in March given its name, but perhaps Part 2 will be released then. In Sweden, it's not unusual with a white March, there is still plenty of snow left on the ground by that time. Sometimes, it has even snowed in April.

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@Hurvl: shit, i live in Florida and we've had ~30°F in June.

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Great story telling, more tactical options then most. I want more characters.

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Yesss, this is great news!

Pillars Of Eternity and Witcher 3 I have tied for GOTY so far this year. Can't wait for expansion packs for both games, just wonderful crafted rpgs.

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hell yeah, couple weeks. glad i waited to finish Pillars until recently.

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also, take my money


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@Expane: Ah would be sweet.

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Here's a game I really hope comes to consoles!

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@immortality20: i would hate to see the action wheels for a game like this. if released for PS4 it should come with their new mouse\keyboard setup.

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@immortality20: Obsidian is pretty reliable in that department, but none of the Baldur's Gate or similar games got a console release, so I doubt it.

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Hard for me to go back to it after finishing it. POE is a great game but it's not the most fun game I have played. Most of it's classes were absolute crap in my opinion. I prefer Divinity Original Sin where you can mold everything the way you want and use a big list of outstanding magic while controlling your environment.

But then again, I miss POE's amazing characters so maybe I'll give this expansion a go.

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@vigariox: i like both about equal, both stellar games. its a pity that same hdd crash lost me my divinity OS save, so i have to start again. also so far i have not even finished PoE but it is awesome it falls into the if i finish it, it will be over

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@suppaphly42: Overall I prefer Divinity. About 70 hours into it and there's still a lot more places to explore and a lot of more spells to learn. But the characters are sort of crap and NPCs keep repeating the same words over and over again. They should have just made them quiet unless you speak with them like in POE.

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@vigariox: i agree its mostly all text anyway so why have people saying the same stupid shopping list. yes we get it halibut and sheep's cheese lol :P

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@suppaphly42: Lol you think it's funny private!

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@vigariox: lol :P

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@vigariox: The atmosphere in PoE is so amazing.

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@aftershave219: The writing is better too

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@aftershave219: True, that's the best thing about it actually.

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oh my, I haven't played much PoE because I need to finnish the witcher 3 first, but is good to know there will be more content!

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oh GOD hope they will fix the companion's IA cause it very annoying since it is a game based on a party to fight a horde of hard to kill enemies, imagine you've been attacked and your party companions won't do anything unless you switch the player control to them (playing them directly) :( ,

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@PCsama: there's already comments from developer about added AI options. how to respond to combat and such.

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Yes please!

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is it free?

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