Update June 13, 2017: A second update will accompany the expansion.
Tyranny's first Expansion, The Bastard's Wound, will release alongside its own free update, in now-classic Paradox style. There'll be new voice acting, a new path to an unseen ending, and an enlargment of a third act that was over too soon. Substantial!
Original story June 13, 2017: Obsidian’s cruel and clever fantasy RPG, Tyranny, is getting a surprise update today. Named Tales from the Tiers, it makes the existing game’s overworld busier and introduces the option of New Game Plus. More than that, a full-fledged expansion is coming to the PC later this year, unlocking a whole new region of the Tiers to subjugate.
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Tales from the Tiers is what Obsidian call an ‘event pack’, and brings new encounters and stories to the game. They’ll pop up when you’re travelling about between the towns and spires of the Tiers, and might be meetings with merchants or scuffles with ambushers.
Beyond that, the studio have revised skill training, rebalanced combat, and included the ability to respec your character and companions. If you think all of that’s worth starting again for, you can do so with all your stats, spells, and belongings intact in New Game Plus.
Then there’s the meatier expansion, due before the end of 2017 on Windows, Mac, and Linux.