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Published on December 23rd, 2010 | by Cameron Woolsey

Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale Preview

Warriors! The Forgotten Realms are under attack (again)! This time, the doer of the evil nasty is Rezlus and with a name like that, you know he’s up to some bad business. Earlier today Atari and Bedlam Games announced Daggerdale, the next game in the legendary Dungeons and Dragons franchise and is scheduled to hit early next year on Xbox Live Arcade, PSN, and PC.

In Daggerdale, using special powers and multiple weapons, players must defend the the Dalelands against Rezlus and his army of Zhentarim. The game is fully co-op for up to four players whose task will be to band together and defeat Rezlus once and for all. The game will feature full narration and detailed environments. By yourself or with allies, you must restore order to Nentir Vale by traveling through the Mines of Mori-whoops!-Tethyamar, the Tower of the Void, and finally by confronting the evil Rezlus himself.

“The Dungeons & Dragons franchise remains a priority for Atari as we continue to build upon the ever-evolving narrative with Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale ,” says Jim Wilson, President and CEO of Atari, Inc. “As the first D&D cross-platform digital download title we look forward to expanding the franchise to a growing gaming audience.”

“Wizards of the Coast is excited to offer another great Dungeons & Dragons play experience,” said Liz Schuh, Brand Director at Wizards of the Coast. “This exhilarating game will be a thrill for both current fans of the brand and new players alike.”

The game will feature:

  • Solo and Co-op Play: Battle through the mines of Tethyamar and tower of Rezlus solo or with 1-3 of your friends.
  • Questing: Combines both exploration and combat including a reward system for player progression.
  • Immersive Combat: Battle a wide range of enemies by engaging in intuitive pick-up-and-play melee, tactical ranged combat, or powerful spell casting.
  • Character Development: Select a class, build your ultimate hero, collect loot, and earn experience! Select feats, powers, and skills to enhance and customize your hero as you level up.
  • Stunning Levels and Exploration: Take on a variety of perilous quests and explore the richly detailed environments of Daggerdale.
  • Intuitive pick-up-and-play: Easy to learn, with great depth for those who wish to master.
  • Multiple Game Modes: Unlock new areas and challenges in Campaign mode, or hone your skills in Freeplay
  • Who gets paid to make up these names? I can’t help but to imagine a guy grabbing a handful of Scrabble pieces and throwing them on the floor. Keep up the good work, Poindexter.

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