Through their partnership, n-Space and Digital Extremes announced Sword Coast Legends: a party-based PC RPG set in the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms universe from Wizards of the Coast.
Schedule for release on Steam and other digital distribution platforms in 2015, Sword Coast Legends offers an all-new way to enjoy the time-tested magic of playing Dungeons & Dragons as a shared storytelling experience. By bringing the roleplaying dynamic between players and a Dungeon Master (DM) to life with a first-of-its-kind real-time DM mode, it delivers a unique experience where a Dungeon Master guides players through customizable adventures. The DM mode is not entirely focused on adversarial play typical to 4v1 games.
“We are huge D&D fans and are thrilled to create a modernized storytelling experience in the iconic Forgotten Realms universe,” said Dan Tudge, President, n-Space. “Developing a new way to experience such a beloved and culturally influential franchise is a dream come true for our team. We are giving players a way to experience the magic of playing D&D as either a player or the DM.”
It’s designed for both Dungeons & Dragons fans and any gamer yearning to return to the golden era when complex story-driven, party-based RPGs dominated the PC. The game is being built with the day-to-day involvement of and collaboration with Wizards of the Coast and is designed to support post-launch game content with additional Module expansions.
“Following the biggest and most exciting year yet for Dungeons & Dragons, Sword Coast Legends captures the spirit of D&D in a fresh, party-based RPG experience,” said Nathan Stewart, Brand Director for Dungeons & Dragons at Wizards of the Coast. “With the director of Dragon Age: Origins and contributors from Neverwinter Nights and the Baldur’s Gate series driving development of Sword Coast Legends, we feel n-Space has the deep industry experience and talent required to deliver a new way for D&D players to experience exactly what a DM can add to the adventure.”
Sword Coast Legends features compelling gameplay with co-operative party-based adventuring, and the unique real-time DM mode, is now available for pre-order at a discounted $34.99 USD. In traditional PC RPG fashion, optional collector’s editions are also available for a limited time and include intricately crafted statues and cloth maps, among many other exclusive in-game bonuses.