Bound Teams With Obsidian Entertainment and NY Times Bestselling Fantasy Author Richard Knaak

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Oct. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Today, mobile fiction platform Bound has announced a collaboration with video game company Obsidian Entertainment to publish a novella and a series of ongoing digital fiction stories set in the Pillars of Eternity universe as promised in the Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Fig campaign. New York Times and USA Today bestselling fantasy author Richard Knaak has been signed to pen the original stories.

“How lucky are we?” said Matthew Hannus, cofounder of Bound. “We feel very fortunate to be able to bring legendary game maker Obsidian Entertainment together with master storyteller Richard Knaak.”

“A big thank you again to our incredible backers, who have made it possible for us to tell even more stories within the Pillars of Eternity universe,” says Obsidian Entertainment CEO, Feargus Urquhart. “As a huge reader of both Sci-Fi and Fantasy, it’s personally exciting to me to have an author of such talent working in one of our worlds.”

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is a role-playing video game developed by Obsidian Entertainment, and published by Versus Evil, that takes place in the fantasy world of Eora. Players will track a god across the Deadfire archipelago as their decisions change the story and lead to multiple outcomes. The original Pillars of Eternity received critical acclaim for its expansive world and immersive writing. The sequel raised $4.4m on crowdfunding website Fig and will be released on Windows PC, Mac and Linux in early 2018.

The first novella will launch later this year with more ongoing stories to follow. Those who backed at the appropriate tier during the Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire campaign will also receive the novella as a PDF and on Bound. Bound is available for free in the iOS App Store and will release on Android soon.

About Obsidian Entertainment

Obsidian Entertainment specializes in creating the world’s most engrossing interactive role-playing games including Fallout: New Vegas, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Alpha Protocol, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, and the original Pillars of Eternity. Founded by veterans of Black Isle Studios, with roots in Icewind Dale, Planescape: Torment, Fallout, and Fallout 2. Obsidian continues its commitment to deliver fans and newcomers alike the most compelling RPGs they can imagine. Currently, Obsidian’s trailblazing developers are hard at work on a host of new projects, including the recently successful crowdfunding title, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire. Learn more at https://www.obsidian.net/

About Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire

Inspired by classic titles such as Baldur’s Gate 2: Shadows of Amn, Icewind Dale, and Planescape: Torment, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire improves upon the rich narrative, beautiful environments, and intricate, tactical combat that made the original a fan and critical sensation. With Deadfire, Obsidian will take players on a second fantastic journey to the world of Eora, this time to the vast, uncharted, Deadfire Archipelago where they will fight for their souls as they hunt down a god.

About Richard A. Knaak

Richard A. Knaak is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Legend of Huma, WoW: Wolfheart, and nearly 50 other novels and numerous short stories, including works in such series as Warcraft, Diablo, Dragonlance, Age of Conan, the Iron Kingdoms, and his own popular Dragonrealm. He has scripted comics and manga, such as the top-selling Sunwell trilogy, and has also written background material for games. His works have been published worldwide in many languages.

Currently splitting his time between Chicago and Arkansas, he can be reached through his website: http://www.richardallenknaak.com/ where often more immediate information about his work can be found. Please also join him on Facebook at @richardallenknaak and on Twitter at ‏@RichardAKnaak.

About Versus Evil

Versus Evil, LLC is a US based independent video game publisher behind critically acclaimed and award winning video games such as The Banner Saga series, Antihero, Guild of Dungeoneering, Let them Come and Armikrog.  Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire will add to a solid release line up which also includes the eagerly awaited and final installation in the Banner Saga trilogy, Banner Saga 3, BAFTA Games award winner At Sundown and mobile game, Like-A-Boss. Publishing games on all major mobile, PC and console platforms, Versus Evil works with development studios in North America, South America, and Europe.

For more information visit http://versusevil.com

About Bound

Bound brings great storytelling to time-constrained fiction fans in a compelling new mobile format. The app features serialized stories of all types but specifically focuses on sci-fi, fantasy, and thrillers—you know, the good stuff. Bound features content from partners like Neal Stephenson and Eliot Peper. Founded by game industry veterans and based in Southern California. Learn more at http://www.getbound.io

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