To be honest, I never played the 2002 isometric action-RPG Divine Divinity or its first sequel, Beyond Divinity, mainly because of the game's name. I couldn't say it without bursting out laughing, which made going to a store and asking for it near impossible. Perhaps I'll do better with Larian Studios' upcoming sequel Divinity 2: Ergo Draconis. Taking place once again in the magical world of Rivellon, an uneasy peace is broken by the return of the demon. Rather than choosing a class, players will begin as a Dragon Slayer, slowly evolving into a legendary Dragon Lord. As you can see from these first screens, the game isn't actually looking half bad. Of course looks are only about a quarter of what makes an action RPG, but they're definitely on the right track. Look for Divinity 2: Ergo Draconis for the PC and 360 in Q2 of 2009.
Divinity 2 � Ego Draconis: The highly anticipated sequel to the award-winning action-RPG Divine Divinity! Hamburg, Germany, August 8th 2008 – Hamburg-based dtp entertainment, one of the leading German game publishers, and developer Larian Studios today announce the action-RPG Divinity 2 – Ego Draconis for the PC and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®. The sequel to 2002's award-winning Divine Divinity™ will be released in the second quarter of 2009. In Divinity 2 – Ego Draconis, players find themselves once again in Rivellon, a timeless world full of awe and magic, shattered and frightened by the apocalyptic wars of the past. No one knows why so many people had to give their lives. Everything seems to be over, but the peace was deceptive, for the demon has returned and the horror once again runs its course. Players begin as a Dragon Slayer, hunters whom travel the countryside determined to rid their lands of Dragons. As the story of Divinity 2 – Ego Draconis unfolds, the player will discover new abilities and possibilities as they evolve into a legendary Dragon Lord. In addition, the player character's abilities can be steadily improved over the course of the game and specialised in specific areas. The further a player quests in the world of Divinity 2 – Ego Draconis, the more exciting the gaming experience becomes. Over the course of the game, players will be able to find many items which have special game-play functions; some can be combined with others to advance further in the game. Additionally, players can use a large variety of weapons in their struggle against a seemingly inevitable fate. An extremely varied and demanding quest structure guarantees hours of fun and a high replay value. The world of Divinity 2 – Ego Draconis is filled with humans and fantasy creatures, each having special combat abilities. Players will need to use every skill, potion and hidden trick to their strategic advantage to reclaim the lands of Rivellon. Divine Divinity™ is a trademark of CDV Entertainment. All Rights Reserved Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox LIVE are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.