- This article covers the computer roleplaying game (CRPG). For the Pathfinder Adventure Path, see Wrath of the Righteous.
Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is an isometric computer RPG developed by Owlcat Games, which was released on September 2, 2021. The project was officially announced on December 4, 2019 by on Owlcat's social media channels and various industry news sites.
After splitting off from parent company, My.Games, in 2019, Owlcat Games secured $1,000,000 in funding from international investment firm Gem Capital. My.Games continued its financial support of Owlcat's efforts with an undisclosed amount of funding.1 Owlcat confirmed at the time of the game's announcement that creative director Alexander Mishulin and lead writer Alexander Komzolov would reprise their roles for Wrath of the Righteous, as would Chris Avellone with narrative support.1
Differences from the Adventure Path
Aside from additions to facilitate gameplay, the game features many major narrative differences from the original Adventure Path. These include, but are not limited to:
- Minagho the Lilitu is the main antagonist of the first part of the game, rather than Jerribeth the Oolioddroo.
- Deskari himself arrives to head the initial invasion of Kanabres and slay Terendelev, instead of Darazzand the balor.
- Aravashnial dies in the first act of the story.
- The redeemed Succubus, Arueshalae, plays a much larger role.
- The Mythic Adventures system is reworked significantly, so that the main character focuses their mythic powers a certain way of the player's choosing. These "Mythic Paths" typically involve changing the character into an Outsider, such as an Azata or an Aeon.
- Areelu Vorlesh, the Architect of the Worldwound, is given a significant amount of additional characterization, development, and a backstory tied in with the main character. She serves as the game's main antagonist, while Deskari and Baphomet held the position in the Adventure Path.
- Rebekah Valentine. (December 4, 2019). Owlcat Games raises $1m for new Pathfinder video game, gameindustry.biz.