InXile Entertainment has announced that the first three classic The Bard’s Tale games will receive a remaster treatment. As the developer noted, these remasters will be developed by Krome Studios and you can find below the first screenshot comparisons between the vanilla and the remastered versions.
The Bard’s Tale Trilogy Remasters will up-res the original art, but keep the art in theme with the originals (the original examples are from the Amiga version of Tales of the Unknown), will pack various audio throughout the games for attacks, spells, and more, and will feature some quality of life improvements, such as the automap, tooltip popups in the UI, etc.
Lindsay Parmenter, Head of Development of Krome, said:
“After some casual conversations with the inXile team, the opportunity came up to put something together that we think will be really great for the Trilogy remaster. Not only are we updating the games to work natively on modern systems, but we’re also putting on a fresh coat of paint, to give a new generation of role-playing and dungeon-crawling fans an easier opportunity to experience these classic games.”