A medievalist spotted fake Latin in Pentiment, and Obsidian is already working on a fix


Fryske Academy researcher Peter-Alexander Kerkhof, whose name you may recognize from his playful and informative critique of medieval videogame pigs (opens in new tab), has largely been enjoying Pentiment, Obsidian’s medieval adventure game-RPG hybrid. 

However, his trained eye did notice one issue amidst the game’s rigorous commitment to its early modern setting: the use of lorem ipsum placeholder text (opens in new tab) instead of real Latin in Pentiment’s intro cutscene.

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