Digital Extremes and n-Space are banding together to revive Dungeon & Dragons with the announcement of Sword Coast Legends a party-based PC RPG set in the D&D Forgotten Realms universe from Wizards of the Coast.
Available on Steam later this year, Sword Coast Legends will feature an entirely classic yet highly innovative take on RPG gaming, including: a deep and engrossing storyline; innovative 5th Edition D&D rules; party-based gameplay featuring fully cooperative multiplayer; a robust variety of NPCs and party members with dynamic backstories; and, most importantly, Dungeon Master Mode which delivers an entirely unique and first-of-its-kind experience where a Dungeon Master guides players through customizable adventures.
n-Space Introduces a New Way to Play Dungeons & Dragons in Sword Coast Legends
Classic Co-op RPG Gameplay and Real-time Dungeon Master Mode Coming to the PC in 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. (February 13, 2015) — Independent developers, n-Space and Digital Extremes, today announced Sword Coast Legends™, a party-based PC RPG set in the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms universe from Wizards of the Coast.
For release on Steam and other digital distribution platforms in 2015, Sword Coast Legends offers 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.
“We are huge D&D fans and are thrilled to create a modernized storytelling experience in the iconic Forgotten Realms universe,” said Dan Tudge, President, n-Space. “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.
“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,” said Nathan Stewart, Brand Director for Dungeons & Dragons at Wizards of the Coast. “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.”
Sword Coast Legends, which features compelling gameplay with co-operative party-based adventuring, and the unique real-time DM mode, is now available for pre-order at a discounted $34.99 USD. In traditional PC RPG fashion, optional collector’s editions are also available for a limited time and include intricately crafted statues and cloth maps, among many other exclusive in-game bonuses.
To learn more about Sword Coast Legends and to pre-order a copy and participate in the Community today, please visit the official website at: www.SwordCoast.com
Since its inception 20 years ago, n-Space has been retained to work with some of the largest publishers and biggest licenses in a high-quality work for hire capacity. The Orlando-based studio is now poised to deliver a new level of innovative, top quality games without a traditional publishing partner. With strategic additions of top industry talent combined with its proven team of dedicated professionals, n-Space has experience spanning nearly every genre and on every gaming platform. A scrappy, creative, and tight-knit team, they are driven by their passion for creating memorable game experiences. Sword Coast Legends is the studio’s first wholly-owned game and marks n-Space’s new independent development direction. www.n-space.com
ABOUT DIGITAL EXTREMES
Founded in 1993 by James Schmalz, Digital Extremes ranks as one of the world’s top independent development studios in the interactive entertainment industry. The Canadian-based developer has a rich history in developing some of the industry’s top first-person shooter and action games including co-creation of Epic Games’ Unreal® franchise, Dark Sector®, The Darkness® II and work on the BioShock® series to name a few. Having developed its own proprietary technology, the Evolution Engine™, the studio currently develops and self-publishes the Free-to-Play action hit, Warframe® available now on PC, Steam, PS4™ and Xbox One. For more information about Digital Extremes, visit the company website at: www.digitalextremes.com
ABOUT WIZARDS OF THE COAST
Wizards of the Coast LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), is the leader in entertaining the lifestyle gamer. Wizards’ players and fans are members of a global community bound together by their love of both digital gaming and in-person play. The company brings to market a range of gaming experiences under powerful brand names such as MAGIC: THE GATHERING and DUNGEONS & DRAGONS. Wizards is also a publisher of fantasy series fiction with numerous New York Times best-sellers. For more information about our world renowned brands, visit the Wizards of the Coast website at: www.wizards.com