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Meet Eithne, the community-inspired GOG hero in Divinity: Original Sin 2

GOG hero details revealed • D:OS 2 releasing September 14

The complete release of Divinity: Original Sin 2 is drawing very near, releasing September 14 on GOG.com – the DRM-free digital gaming platform.

There are many reasons to anticipate the release, including the opportunity to encounter one character in particular – designed, inspired by, and chosen with the GOG.com community – a fully voiced NPC with a unique backstory, and her own share of secrets...

A hero's journey

For backing the D:OS 2 Kickstarter campaign, we were given the chance to work with Larian Studios on a unique in-game NPC: the GOG hero. And because the more is the merrier, the entire GOG.com community would get to be a part of the process from the start.

Beginning with a forum-wide brainstorm and a series of art and writing contests, the GOG community would draw, doodle, pitch, and design countless ideas for Larian Studios to take to the drawing board.

Months later, three designs would be revealed by the studio and the finalists put to the community's vote.

In the end, it was Eithne – an undead librarian, merchant of rare and arcane knowledge – who emerged the clear winner with 59% of all votes. She became the official GOG hero made possible by the GOG.com community!

Meet the hero

Divinity: Original Sin 2 is releasing soon, and it's a thrill to finally meet Eithne!

Check out the teaser trailer for a taste of the character and voice acting in action. Plus, we got to briefly talk with Charlene Putney, the writer behind Eithne – you can read more of it here .

But the best way to meet Eithne is in-game during your adventures (regardless of platform). We can't wait to see her ourselves and want to give big thanks to Larian Studios for the opportunity, and to our entire GOG.com community for being a part the creative process!

About Divinity: Original Sin 2

Divinity: Original Sin 2 is a followup to the most critically acclaimed RPG of 2014, and expands on nearly every aspect of the original – featuring 4-player co-op in which players may compete or cooperate online or split-screen, a powerful Game Master Mode, flexible character creation, and a vast open world rich in choice, dialogue, and places to go.

Part of the Games in Development program, a small part of the game is playable right now – the full game world opens up to players on release this Thursday, September 14.


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