Focus Home Interactive have finally announced a release date for Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga for North America. The game will be released on April 12th, 2011.
Divinity II: DKS is a completely remastered version of Divinity II: Ego Draconis. However, the remastered version doesn't just include updated graphics. Larian Studios have redesigned almost all of the dragon parts, especially the flying fortresses, and have drastically changed loot/enemies, leading to a different and "more streamlined" experience than that offered by the original game.
The game also includes the "Flames of Vengeance" DLC add-on that has never been released separately on the LIVE Marketplace. The extra content starts from where the original game finishes, and offers 30 extra quests and an additional 15 hours of gameplay. Swen Vincke, Creative Director and CEO for Larian Studios described the storyline of the DLC:
In Flames of Vengeance, the player picks up the story of the Dragon knight and guides him to his ultimate destiny. Along the way several accounts are settled, and the answers to many questions in the Divinity universe revealed.
All of the previously released DLC for Divinity II: ED, the majority of which is no longer available on the LIVE Marketplace, is also included on the disc.
• "Blood Echelon Armor Set I" and "Blood Echelon Armor Set II"
The Blood Echelon is a select lodge of elite Dragon Slayers who have earned the highest of distinctions on the battlefield. Members of the Echelon are warriors unmatched and undefeated, mere mention of whom strikes panic in the hearts of their enemies and sparks godlike admiration in those of their allies. The current Blood Echelon Commander is a young woman called Rhode, who is in all respects the ultimate Dragon Slayer.• "Defenders of Aleroth Set I" and "Defenders of Aleroth Set II"
The Defenders of Aleroth were a group of wizards who at the height of the Great War formed a cabal that was to play a pivotal part in the city’s defence. Experienced casters all, they were terrifying opponents who refused to yield when an army of Demons launched a massive assault. None of them survived, but the carnage they had inflicted was of such a scale they have become legends among the people of Rivellon and today, sparse though its numbers may be, their equipment is sought after by even the most powerful of battle mages.• "Wild Dwellers Set I" and "Wild Dwellers Set II"
Of the Wild Dwellers existence there is no doubt, but few to none have actually seen them. Merged with the wilderness like phantoms with shadows, they go where their fickle nature leads them in the everlasting quest for the protection of nature against the barbarians that would deface her with myriad cities; scar her with fences and ploughs. Where settlers are found slain by the Wild Dwellers are found trademark arrowheads in the shape of maple leaves; no human, or goblin for that matter, will dare to show his face ever again.• "Rivellon Guards"
In a final addition, all "launch copies" of the game include a soundtrack CD, which features "selections from the game's heroic fantasy score".