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author: Jacob Blazewicz

Pathfinder WotR's New Expansion Will Turn it Into This War of Mine [UPDATED]

The second expansion to the sequel of Pathfinder: Kingmaker will be out soon. Highlights: a burning city, a devilish thief, a gnome mage and survival (?) gameplay.

Update: The Through the Ashes expansion is now available - priced at $10 (on Steam). On the occasion of the release Owlcat Games announced that the development of Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous will not end with the third DLC (the release of which was initially set for July). The developer is planning three more expansions, which will be made available as part of the second season pass, starting this fall.

Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous' second expansion is coming and we won't have to wait long for it. Owlcat Games will launch Through the Ashes tomorrow - we will be able to purchase it individually or as part of the season pass. The latter can be purchased on Steam and

While the DLC still doesn't have its own tab in the digital stores, the developers have been spreading the word about the second expansion for quite some time now. For example, we know that Through the Ashes will introduce two new characters: "former" devil thief (aka tiefling) Rekarth and gnome sorceress Sendri.

Pathfinder as survival

As for the plot, we don't know much at this point. However, the information on the season pass' card and the developers' recent post on Twitter may bring to mind... This War of Mine. As we read, we will lead an ordinary resident of the city of Kenabres (currently on fire), for whom each encounter with an enemy can be fatal, and food and medicine will be a luxury. Fortunately, combat will generally be avoidable. Apparently, we will also often use the rope.

Through the Ashes will be a standalone story set in the Pathfinder universe, which will provide us with 6-7 hours of fun. What's interesting, however, is that the choices made during this adventure will influence the basic campaign and the subsequent DLCs. It is supposed to go more in the direction of the genre roguelike with a focus on exploring a huge dungeon.

Let's hope that both DLCs will be better received than the first one, released in early March. Inevitable Excess definitely did not captivate the crowds (it has only 38% positive reviews on Steam).

Jacob Blazewicz

Jacob Blazewicz

Passionate about video (and other) games for years, he completed an Mba in linguistics, defending a thesis about games. He began his adventure with Gamepressure in 2015, writing in the newsroom, later also covering film and – oh, horror! – technology (also contributor to the gaming encyclopedia). He started with platformers, which he still dearly loves (including metroidvania), but he's also interested in card games (including 'analog'), brawlers, soulslike games and basically every other type of game. Don't ask about the graphics – after a few hours of exposition, he can be delighted with pixelated characters from games that remember the days of the Game Boy age (if not older).


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