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Pillars of Eternity: The White March Part Two is coming in January

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Pillars of Eternity: The White March Part One

Obsidian announced today that the second Pillars of Eternity expansion The White March Part Two—which to my mind would actually be the second half of the first expansion, but hey, what do I know—will be out in late January 2016.

Few details have been revealed, but the expansion will add new quests, abilities, and a new Barbarian companion named Meneha. Level caps have been raised, and there's also a new "Story Time" mode that lets players "experience the incredible narrative of Pillars of Eternity at a faster pace."

In our review of the first part of The White March expansion we said that it provided "a reasonably entertaining chunk of new quests and a nice change of scenery." But we also expressed hope that the second half will have "a more compelling story to accompany its dungeon-crawling." It's a conclusion that brings to mind a comparison of Icewind Dale and Baldur's Gate: One is good, but the other is unforgettable. Here's hoping that the second part of the expansion is more of the latter than the former.

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.