Our reader ‘Umair Khan’ has informed us about this new isometric D&D RPG that has been announced for the PC. And I have to say I’m a bit ashamed for not covering it (as we had received a press release from Digital Extremes regarding this title that passed under our radar). Sword Coast Legends is described as a party-based PC RPG set in the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms universe from Wizards of the Coast.
Sword Coast Legends aims to offer 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, Sword Coast Legends 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. Instead, active DMs engage and empower entire parties to have more fun in a way that best suits the desired experience.
Dan Tudge, President, n-Space, said:
“We are huge D&D fans and are thrilled to create a modernized storytelling experience in the iconic Forgotten Realms universe. 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.”
Sword Coast Legends is 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. True to both camps, Sword Coast Legends 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.
Nathan Stewart, Brand Director for Dungeons & Dragons at Wizards of the Coast, added:
“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. 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.”