Obsidian Entertainment, the devs behind Fallout: New Vegas and Pillars of Eternity, have announced a partnership with publisher Versus Evil, and Critical Role. This collaboration will see the Critical Role cast return to the characters from their first DnD campaign, Vox Machina, meaning players in Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire can pick their favorite Critical Role cast voices to make up their in-game party. Special Vox Machina portraits will also be coming as DLC later on.
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire launches on May 8th on PC.
“I was such a fan of the original Pillars game, and thoroughly enjoying being a part of the vibrant world the team created,” says voice actor and Critical Role DM, Matthew Mercer. “With the wonderful folks of Obsidian now bringing the entire cast of Critical Role to bring even more of the world of Eora to life, it’s sparked this incredible opportunity to bring our Critical Role characters of Vox Machina into their world via custom art and voice sets. A truly surreal milestone for this D&D nerd.”
“Working closely with the cast of Critical Role to bring Deadfire’s companions and story to life has been an amazing experience,” states Obsidian Entertainment Audio Director, Justin E. Bell, “Their incredible acting talent, ensemble chemistry, and tabletop roleplaying expertise coupled with Obsidian’s expertise in making deep, immersive, CRPG’s is the perfect combination. Together we’ve made something really special that we’re very proud of, and we can’t wait to share it with fans of RPGs when Deadfire releases.