The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut is coming out on August 27th for PC (Windows, Mac, Linux), PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, as announced today by inXile Entertainment (which we recently interviewed about their upcoming game Wasteland 3).
The Director’s Cut brings more character customization options, new items, new enemies, revised UI, and a free expansion dungeon.
Customize How You Play
Define the way you play, using sliders on numerous options such as saving (including “save anywhere”), the mini-map, waypoint markers and many more. Whether you seek a hardcore challenge, a lighter experience, or something in-between, the choice is yours.
Create the Hero You Want To Be
Play as Bard, Fighter, Practitioner, and Rogue, each featuring 60-70 skills and collectively unlocking 21 unique classes. Build an array of characters to make every playthrough a unique experience.
Craft your Party, Your Way
Start your party with a single character, recruiting or creating new heroes to bolster your ranks. Build a party that suits your play style!
An Adventure Around Every Corner
Explore towns full of quest givers, fight your way through dark and deadly dungeons, and navigate beautiful rolling hills, dense forests, and icy wastes.
Battle your enemies in dynamic, intuitive 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
Unravel challenging mysteries. If your enemies don’t get you, the devious riddles and dangerous traps just might.
The Blade’s Tale
The sense of discovery and mystery doesn’t stop with the environment. Gain ancient Elven weapons containing secrets which you’ll need to uncover by carefully examining them.
New Song of Exploration “Strugglers’ Lament”
Whether you just want to explore and fight or if you get stuck, simply play this song to skip mandatory puzzles.
The Bard’s Tale IV got 7.9 in our review, with Rosh summarizing his experience with the game with the following words:
Overall, The Bard’s Tale IV is a rare new game that feels just a little old. People who only care for the newest thing with the newest mechanics might not appreciate the cozy, slightly dusty tenderness of Bards Tale, but it does have this delightful feeling regardless. Even if you’ve never heard of the series, or played RPGs from the nineties, The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep is a special game not to be quickly dismissed.
Check out the Director’s Cut launch date trailer below.