Pillars of Eternity’s druid cats are coming next winter

Obsidian’s dark-fantasy Kickstarter project Pillars of Eternity is looking fittingly dark and fantastic. Today, we got word that the anticipated RPG that follows in Neverwinter Nights footsteps will be coming in Winter 2014. This had me super-excited, until it dawned on me that Winter 2014 actually meant it would hit in early 2015. Le sigh. 

But it’s not all bad, as we can marvel at druid cats in the meantime. The project director has been posting a steady stream of character models and art assets from the upcoming game, including those darkly handsome evil kitties. Really, this is one of the best things about the Kickstarter: we get a steady stream of information on the progress of games, instead of going for months on end with crickets chirping. With the transparency that crowd-funding brings, there’s no need for developers to hide the game behind timed reveals and teaser trailers to garner excitement.