inXile Entertainment has announced the Windows PC release date for The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep.
The latest in their dungeon crawling RPG franchise will launch for PC on September 18th. Pre-orders are now available on the game’s official website. If you were a Kickstarter backer or pre-order the Platinum or Ultimate editions of the game, you’ll get access to a beta today.
The PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac, and Linux versions are coming sometime later this year. A new “The Making of Living Art” video was released alongside the date:
Here’s a rundown on the game:
Over one hundred years later, the terrible events of Skara Brae’s violent destruction are nearly forgotten. In dark ruins below, an evil has waited patiently. Until now. Fanatics are gathering control, the famous Adventurers Guild has been outlawed, and you must rise up in defiance to become the hero that the realm needs.
- Craft Your Characters
Create your own characters and play as a Bard, Fighter, Practitioner or Rogue. Each archtype features 60-70 skills and between 4-6 uniqur sub-classes. Choose one of seven cultures to build an array of characters which make each playthrough a unique experience.
- Choose Your Companions
Start your party with a single adventurer. Recruit new heroes to bolster your ranks. Level up and customize their skills and gear. Build a party that suits your unique play style!
- Outsmart Evil
Battle your enemies in challenging turn-based tactical combat that rewards clever thinking. Use superior strategies, thoughtful positioning, and deadly combos to bring down your foes.
- Unlock the Secrets of the Past
Explore mysteries that challenge the sharpest minds. Solve over 200 demanding puzzles. Claim advantageous rewards hidden for those bold enough to seek them out!
- Recover Powerful Artifacts
Retrieve varied kinds of ancient weapons which inherit mystical powers from a long-forgotten past. Unlock their true potential step-by-step by solving their unique mysteries, with thousands of potential combinations providing you with deadly advantages in the battles that lie ahead.
- Wonders & Curiosities
Dive deep into the enthralling mysteries of the cryptic city of Skara Brae and all of Caith in this classic-style dungeon crawler, brought to life by the power of the Unreal 4 Engine. Use class skills, uncovered lore, and clues in the environment to uncover new paths and lost treasure!