Developer Owlcat Games has announced that its isometric RPG Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous will be making its way to Switch this coming Fall on September 29th… via the cloud.
Currently available on PC, Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is based on the popular RPG series Pathfinder, which began life back in 2009 as a modified version of Dungeons and Dragons. Owlcat Games previously worked on Pathfinder: Kingmaker, which launched on PC in 2018 before making its way to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2020 as a ‘Definitive Edition’. Wrath of the Righteous is the direct sequel and gained significant praise over its improvements to the first game.
Here’s a list of features from Owlcat Games:
– Explore the vast archipelago full of treasures and dangers in a stand-alone rogue-like mode, or as a part of the main campaign
– Try out different builds and party compositions, taking advantage of the enormous variety of the Pathfinder role-playing system – including the mythic paths
– Death is just a setback! If a party perishes, its progress can still help you in subsequent playthrough
– Equip new magic weapons, put new magic potions and scrolls on your belt, and challenge both old and new enemies
– Discover the secret of the ship that takes you on your journeys – and the truth about the ultimate treasure you’re seeking
We can’t help but feel a tad disappointed, of course, that the game will be coming to Switch via the cloud, as previous releases have not proven to be the most optimum way to experience games on Switch, with Kingdom Hearts Integrum Masterpiece being a particularly grievous example. What’s disheartening here is that the visuals for Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous don’t seem to be far beyond the Switch’s capabilities, but never mind.
Another major upcoming release getting the cloud treatment for Switch is A Plague Tale: Requiem, the direct sequel to A Plague Tale: Innocence, due for launch on October 18th, 2024. We’ve also seen cloud versions of games such as The Forgotten City and Edge of Eternity, among others.
What do you make of this announcement from Owlcat Games? Are you up for another cloud version on Switch? Let us know with a comment!