Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, the crowdfunded sequel to the 2015 Kickstarter success Pillars of Eternity is now circling a release date of April 3, 2018. That's pretty damn soon. If you've invested in the world of Eora and are ready to return, then you'll probably need to start weighing your purchasing options.
$50 gets you the Standard Edition of the game, while an additional $10 nets you a Deluxe Edition with soundtrack, in-game pet, special in-game items, a digital pen-and-paper RPG starter's guide, a digital map and Volume II of the digital guide book from Dark Horse. You know, the usual goodies.
A maxi-sized 'Obsidian Edition' gets you everything in the Deluxe Edition plus a pass for the three DLC expansions. which can be acquired digitally for $75 -- that's $25 over the Standard Edition -- but springing for a physical copy of the Obsidian Edition gets you a cloth map, an explorer's notepad and a set of postcards for five extra dollars, minus shipping.
Obsidian is promising "a vast open world explorable by the player's own customizable ship, character customization with enough options to make any RPG player want to make a hundred characters, and an exciting narrative that truly delivers on the reactivity that makes our games special."