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Summon undead armies with upcoming Pathfinder video game Wrath of the Righteous

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Fantasy RPG series Pathfinder is getting a new video game adaptation, titled Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous.

The imminent video game is based on the tabletop game's Wrath of the Righteous Adventure Path - a campaign set in literal demon haunted wasteland Worldwound.

“It tells the story of a large-scale conflict between mortals and demons where players are invited to immerse themselves in a world under siege from demonic forces,” video game developer Owlcat Games said in a recent statement.

“As a vicious invasion threatens the world, the consequences of one’s decisions will forge a unique narrative of their personal battle between good and evil.”

Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous includes new characters, plots and features, meaning there’s plenty to explore for players familiar with the original tabletop-based Adventure Path.

Players will also pick a “mythic” path - effectively a prestige levelling feature - which impacts the storyline of the game, as well as the player character. Potential options include an immortal lich who can command undead armies, an angel who metes out divine judgement and a trickster, who can warp reality and alter unfortunate dice rolls.

However, these paths will not be exact replicas of the mythic path mechanic featured in the tabletop RPG, as they’ve been changed and adapted for video games.

In addition, Pathfinder tabletop RPG character classes the witch - who comes bearing hexes and a familiar - and cursed seer the oracle, will also make a digital debut in Wrath of the Righteous.

The game promises an array of environments to boot, from beseiged crusader cities to the heart of darkness itself: the Abyss.

Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is the second official video game adaptation of the series, following 2018’s Pathfinder: Kingmaker - which marries a mix of adventuring and kingdom management.

As of yet, Owlcat Games has not announced any release details for Wrath of the Righteous.

Pathfinder is also included in our best fantasy RPG games that aren’t Dungeons & Dragons list, which is definitely worth a gander if fantasy wastelands and monstrous hordes appeal.

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Sara has been writing since 2017, contributing news, features and more to outlets including Eurogamer, Rock Paper Shotgun, Variety, The Guardian, BBC and Tabletop Gaming magazine. An expert in Dungeons & Dragons, they’re also a fan of all things horror and psychedelia both on and off the table. They are happiest rolling big dice, raising mobs and rocking out with their Bard-Lock.