Lartian Studios are set to release a new Divinity RPG next year called Divinity: Original Sin. The new title will bring a whole host of new features to the series including co-op play for up to four players. The game has actually been in development since the end of 2010.
Original Sin will follow the story of two heroes, a condemned warrior and a mystic heroine who are on a mission to stop the Orcs of Tanoroth who are once again on the march.
The game wil be released on the PC and Mac at some point in 2013 and will be shown for the first time at E3.
As a quick taster, Larian has this rather nice developer walkthrough of the new features you can expect.
Key features in this new Divinity are as follows:
Enjoy the freedom of CLASS?FREE CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT with plenty of unique skills, weapons and equipment.
SUMMON AND RECRUIT other characters and creatures to complement your party. EXPLORE A LARGE AND DENSE WORLD: filled with quests, special moments and memorable characters.
DISCOVER A WEALTH OF ITEM INTERACTION: if it’s not nailed to the ground, it can be moved, used or combined.
Pursue the freedom and explore the depth of role?playing where CHOICES & CONSEQUENCES MATTER. TURN?BASED COMBAT SYSTEM adds tactical edge and depth to your role?playing experience.
USE SKILL AND SPELL COMBOS to make your attacks more effective.
MAKE USE OF THE TERRAIN DURING COMBAT: exploit the environment to gain the upper hand in battles.
DEVELOP COOPERATIVE SKILLS AND SPELLS: a party acting as a well?honed team can prevail over superior forces.
EXPERIENCE COOPERATIVE MULTIPLAYER MODE: fight and explore together, develop your characters individually.
DISCOVER THE COOPERATIVE DIALOGUE SYSTEM: you don’t necessarily need to agree with each other.
BUILD YOUR OWN ADVENTURES: powerful toolset allows the community to create and share new adventures online.
ENJOY THE DIVINE MUSIC OF KIRILL POKROVSKY: the award?winning composer of all previous Divinity games.
DIVE INTO THE DIVINITY UNIVERSE: the story of Original Sin is the prequel to the events of Divine Divinity.
We also have a ton of new screenshots, too many to post here in the news, which show the game in action and the editor which is one feature that should please RPG fans.