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Divinity: Original Sin 2 is now available on Nintendo Switch

Published: 11:55, 05 September 2019
Larian Studios
Key art for Divinity Original Sin 2 showing a reptilian humanoid fighting with a weird sourceress
Divinity: Original Sin 2

Divinity: Original Sin 2 has reaped praises and rewards on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Now it's Nintendo Switch's turn as the Enhanced Edition of the game is available on the handheld console, coming with a release trailer in tow.

Divinity: Original Sin 2 is now available on Switch at the price of $49.99 / €49.99 / £44.99. This game is the sequel to the first D:OS and both games did the CRPG genre a great service. While the first Original Sin had two protagonists, the sequel had either one or a whole bunch of them, depending on how you look at it.

The first game had two Source Hunters that happened to pick up a few companions along the way, with small subplots for each of them. Original Sin 2 expanded on that idea and gave players the option to create a new character entirely or simply assume control of one of those that we encountered later on regardless.

Furthermore, the sequel has a ton of different races to pick from, unlike the first. Therefore, players can pick between Humans, Elves, Dwarves, Lizards and Undead. The latter two are particularly interesting since the world reacts to them much more than in other games that had those races.

For example, if a player has an Undead in their party or is one themselves, they need to conceal their appearance since the civilians tend to freak out and possibly deny their services to the creature. Meanwhile, Lizards tend to be supportive of each other and they can dig without using a shovel.

As you can imagine, while Divinity Original Sin was beloved in its own right, the sequel is seen as an improvement in every aspect, which caused reviews on Steam and Metacritic to be well over 90 per cent positive. This applies to all platforms on the latter.

Larian Studios Players are wreaking havoc as they fight a party of hostile NPCs Divinity: Original Sin 2

The Switch version of Divinity: Original Sin 2 will have a cross-save feature with PC versions so if you happen to own both PC and Switch and wish to take your progress while travelling or anywhere else where the handheld Switch would be more practical, you can do so and vice versa.

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