Role playing turn based games where the type of games that got us started in computer gaming, it was the beginning of our gaming life as it can be called. Classic D&D games such as Balder’s Gate, Ice Wind Dale, Neverwinter Nights, and especially Planescape Torment laid the foundation to a now very broader and illustrious gaming career. Even before these games where the Leisure Suit Larry’s, Space, Kings and Police Quest games.
It would seem that the classic turn-based games are making a serious comeback. We’ve been keeping a close eye on 2 kick starters for the now already released Wasteland 2 (released late 2014), and the soon to be released Torment: Tides of Numenera. Numenera being the long awaited follow-up for the early 2000 game Planescape Torment. Also note the big boy Dragon Age: Inquisition that can also be played as a turn-based D&D type of role playing game.
We are stoked that these games are making a come-back, but nothing prepared us for what we saw this morning when we heard that a classic Forgotten Realms (Pool of Radiance (1988), Baldur’s Gate (1998), Icewind Dale (2000) and Neverwinter Nights (2002)) game is heading our way. It will be a 1-4 player turn-based RPG. Just like in the good old days.
Helming the project is n-Space director Dan Tudge, who previously directed Dragon Age: Origins. The main campaign will take players on an adventure to “explore and defend the Sword Coast”. Also announced was a Dungeon Master mode, that will allow DMs to create scenarios and set up monsters and other challenges for players to face. Players will also be able to create a character by choosing from five races and six classes. Authenticity also seems to be emphasised, and the developers promise that the game will have a great deal of Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition lore and monsters.
Check-out the trailer:
Sword Coast Legends is set to launch in Q3 2015, exclusive to PC. Pre-orders are available, and there are also discounts if you want to buy keys for your friends. We’ll keep you informed as more details come out, but be sure to check out their website (link below) to look at all the pretty pictures.