It is time to gather your party and go on the adventure of a lifetime because Dungeons & Dragons: Sword Coast Legends is coming to the PS4 and the Xbox One. Set in the lush and vibrant world of the Forgotten Realms, Sword Coast Legends offers an all-new way to enjoy the time-tested magic of playing Dungeons & Dragons as a shared storytelling experience. With a deep narrative developed by a team of long-time industry veterans and a partnership with Wizards of the Coast, the single player campaign of Sword Coast Legends brings the world of Faerûn home like never before. Check out the trailer below.
This time around you get to choose from five playable races and six unique character classes to build your own stalwart adventurer. Six different character classes will help with the 4 player co-op and help everyone feel like they have a job to do. From the trailer it looks like rouges will be able to sense traps, clerics will be able to do mass heals, etc. Sword Coast Legends will also have a mode called Dungeon Master Mode. In Dungeon Master Mode you can create your own epic adventure to share with your friends, or enhance their experience in real time as they traverse your dungeon. You can even go as far as take control of the final boss in the dungeon in order to add an extra level of difficulty. The mode seems very reminiscent of The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot. My hope is that there is more choice in this mode, other than just filling an area with traps and monsters. I also want to be able to write dialog and push players into different areas.
Sword Coast Legends‘s single player campaign was created by members of the leadership team that brought you Dragon Age: Origins. In a true return to form, Sword Coast Legends is the compelling and complex RPG you’ve been waiting for and features pause time, party-based tactical combat and involving storylines. This feature seems to be similar to the pause feature in Dragon Age and Mass Effect. Essentially, you pause the combat so you can look over the situation and assign commands to your party. The game will also feature:
• A massive story campaign
• Complex storyline weaving throughout the exotic Forgotten Realms’ Sword Coast
• Deep character customization, engrossing party-based gameplay and NPC interaction
• Highly customizable combat and challenging monster encounters
• Campaign creation tools for extended multiplayer adventures
• The latest streamlined fifth edition D&D rules
• Robust post-launch module expansion program
• Epic orchestral soundtrack from composer Inon Zur
Even with the little information we have been afforded Sword Coast Legends is already looking better than its predecessor Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale. This very well may be the console D&D experience we have all been waiting for; only time will tell.
The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game will become available late 2015. For more information visit https://swordcoast.com/ .