Pax Prime 2015: A New D&D Experience in Sword Coast Legends
Interested in Dungeons & Dragons but lack the table space or committed group of friends to meet at one place at one time? If you have an Xbox One, PS4, or a capable PC, then Sword Coast Legends may just be the solution for you. We got to try it out for ourselves at Pax Prime and we liked what we saw so far. Brought to you by n-Space and Digital Extremes, Sword Coast Legends brings you D&D gameplay in an electronic package. Sword Coast Legends is coming your way on September 29, 2015 on PC, Mac and Linux while hitting consoles sometime in the 4th quarter of 2015. Let’s take a glimpse at what’s in store for D&D fans around the corner and later this year.
Much much more than just a D&D simulation, Sword Coast Legends will feature a deep story campaign, by the people who made Dragon Age™: Origins, which will also support online cooperative play. The story will take place in the world of the Forgotten Realms and will be empowered by an orchestral soundtrack from composer Inon Zur. Use the game’s promised deep character customization to join your friends in this epic story using the fifth edition D&D rule set and in-depth NPC interactions. You can choose between five playable races and six unique character classes within character creation. Should you somehow cover every inch of story and gameplay that Sword Coast Legends has to offer, there will be post-launch expansions and DLC’s to keep you busy for quite a while.
Have a creative thirst that needs quenching? Use Sword Coast Legends’ Dungeon Master Mode to make adventures of your own. Make a 5-player experience where one person can play as a Dungeon Master, constantly tweaking the real-time custom campaign experience of the other 4 players. There are plenty of tools at the Dungeon Master’s disposal. Spawn enemies on the fly, increase or decrease the strength of enemies even while they are in combat. Change the atmospheric conditions or even create custom enemies of your own, all while the fight is going on!
Choose abilities, the custom looks, strengths and name your new specific enemy to throw it into the fray. There are checks and balances for the Dungeon Master to keep him/her from being unbeatable. A DM Threat meter exists that diminishes as the Dungeon Master makes the experience more difficult by placing enemies, traps or buffs for those enemies. Likewise, the meter fills up as the heroes defeats the campaign enemies or as the Dungeon Master debuffs or removes enemies. There is plenty of fun to be had by both sides of the Dungeon Master Mode in Sword Coast Legends.
If you can’t wait for Sword Coast Legends, you won’t have to wait for very long! The Steam version will be available worldwide this month on September 29. Xbox One and PS4 owners will get their own taste of Sword Coast Legends later this year. Track the progress of Sword Coast Legends for yourself here!