There have been a number of videogames that spawned from the Dungeons and Dragons pen and paper role playing game series. Some of those left a mark in the videogame history (like Baldur's Gate or Neverwinter Nights) while others came and went relatively unnoticed. This year, by the collaboration of n-Space and Digital Extremes, Sword Coast Legends will have that chance as well.
Sword Coast Legends has some ambitious goals. One of the focus of the game is trying to create a Dungeons and Dragons experience as close as possible to its pen-and-paper equivalent in both single and multiplayer. The developer team includes some Bioware former employees, including Dan Tudge, Director of Dragon Age: Origins and now president of n-Space.
The most interesting feature that will be implemented in Sword Coast Legends, will be the "Dungeon Master mode". This multiplayer mode will allow up to 5 people (4 players and a Dungeon Master) to join up a game. After constructing the party, the players will navigate in the campaign map while the Dungeon Master will manipulate events in real time to tailor the experience around the player choices, making the playthrough the closest you can possibly get to playing a tabletop session of D&D. It's an ambitious goal considering a similar mode was attempted only in the original Neverwinter Nights and, even then, in a smaller scale of the one Sword Coast Legends aims to reach.
There's still no release date for the game aside of "2015". But you can already pre-order it on the official website. There are a multitude of pre-order options, including ones with physical goodies that will be shipped closer to the game launch. The most expensive one costs a whopping $349.99 and includes a statue of Belaphoss and a Cloth Map of the Sword Coast as well as all the digital bonuses.
Digital Pre-Order Pack – $34.99 Includes a copy of Sword Coast Legends from Steam.What you think of Sword Coast Legends? Are you looking forward to this game? Let us know in the comments
Digital Deluxe Edition Pre-Order Pack – $59.99 Includes copy of Sword Coast Legends via Steam, Tome of Knowledge, Order of the Burning Dawn Cloak, Armor and Weapons, Beholder (DM use), Lost Mines dungeon tile set (DM use), Wisps (DM use cursors), Hero Forum Badge, Game Soundtrack (Digital)
Limited Edition Collector’s Pre-order Pack – $239.99 Everything in the Digital Deluxe Edition Pre-order Pack PLUS DM Forum Badge w/ Upgrade, Belaphoss Forum Badge, Headstart Access, Design Council Access, Cloth Map of the Sword Coast, Statue of Belaphoss (Pose will be determined by the community)
Digital Deluxe Edition Campaign Pre-order Pack – $149.99 Includes: 5 copies of Sword Coast Legends via Steam, Tome of Knowledge, Order of the Burning Dawn Cloak, Armor and Weapons, Beholder (DM use), Lost Mines dungeon tile set (DM use), Wisps (DM use cursors), Hero Forum Badge, DM Forum Badge, Game Soundtrack (Digital)
Limited Edition Collector’s Campaign Pre-order Pack – $349.99 Includes: Everything in the Digital Deluxe Edition Campaign Pre-order Pack PLUS DM Forum Badge w/ Upgrade, Belaphoss Forum Badge, Headstart Access, Design Council Access, Cloth Map of the Sword Coast, Statue of Belaphoss (Pose will be determined by the community)