inXile Entertainment has announced The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep, a new entry in the series that helped define computer RPGs and dungeon crawlers, will launch on September 18th, 2018, on Windows PC. It is expected to arrive later this year on the PS4, Xbox One, Mac and Linux.
The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep is available to pre-order now on Windows PC, Mac and Linux via https://bardstale.com. The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep beta, which launches today, is available to Kickstarter backers and anyone who pre-orders either the Platinum or Ultimate edition of the game
Watch The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep Spotlight #1 – Character Creation video below:
A return to the series’ roots, The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep takes players back to the fantastical world of Caith for a classic single-player, first-person, party-based role-playing adventure rich in exploration, devious puzzles and combat. Recruit and level up a party of six renegade heroes and rise against the dark powers that have corrupted the realm. Dive deep into dangerous, maze-like dungeons, solve challenging riddles and quests, and defeat magical beasts, creatures and more in dynamic phase-based battles.
The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep is powered by Unreal Engine 4 and uses 3D photogrammetry to capture the atmosphere and detail of Scottish architecture and geography. Players will discover an engaging storyline from acclaimed writer Nathan Long (Wasteland 2) featuring beautiful music – composed by Ged Grimes (Simple Minds) and accompanied by some of the world’s top Gaelic singers – that plays directly into the game itself.
The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep arrives in time for the 30th anniversary of The Bard’s Tale III: Thief of Fate, which was featured in the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s The Art of Video Games exhibit.
View some The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep screenshots in our gallery below: