Small NZ dev takes over world with massively popular free ARPG.
By Tim Colwill on October 24, 2013 at 10:31 am
Free-to-play ARPG Path of Exile, developed just over the Tasman in New Zealand, has been turning heads all across the internet with its impressive brand of customisation and stab-and-loot gameplay. Now, after something like two years of public testing, Grinding Gear Games are finally releasing their creation, officially, to the world.
With the final release comes a new Prestige Class, the Scion, who is only available to experienced players who have completed the game on Normal difficulty in any league. The Scion is an intensely customisable class who can build in almost any direction, but lacks the highly advanced specialisation of other classes.
Two new four-month challenge leagues, Domination and Nemesis, are also launching today. In Domination, players have to deal with new shrines surrounded by large groups of monsters who gain powers from the shrines. Nemesis is a hardcore league, where Rare monsters have one guaranteed mod from the Nemesis Pool and all battles are much, much harder.
You may also be interested to know that Path of Exile is now on Steam — you can find that here.
Read the launch announcement here or, for existing players, you may want to pore over the 1.0 patch notes here.