Publisher: inXile entertainment & Vivendi Universal Games
Developer: inXile entertainment
Format: PlayStation® 2
computer entertainment system, Xbox Video Game System from Microsoft, Microsoft
Windows PC CD-ROM
Pricing and Availability: The
Bard's Tale will be released in 2004 for
the PlayStation 2 Computer Entertainment System and the Xbox Video
Game System from Microsoft. It will be released in 2005 for PCs. Pricing
information has not been released.
ESRB Rating: (RP) Rating Pending
The Bard's Tale is an action/role-playing game in which
the player takes on the role of the Bard – a sardonic and opportunistic
musician and adventurer, driven by carnal rather than noble pursuits.
The Bard is not interested in saving the world, his humble motivations
are strictly "coin and cleavage."
A truly non-linear game, the player chooses the Bard's
responses towards other characters he encounters with either 'snarky' or 'nice' dialogue.
Each choice changes the course of events in the game. The action takes
place in medieval times in a land based on the Orkney Islands off the
coast of Scotland – the inspiration for many of the classic fantasy
The modern interpretation of the original Bard's
Tale , the grandfather of all role-playing games, by the original
producer - Brian Fargo.
A new generation third-person, action/role-playing game
featuring wicked humor and clever personality.
Forget the quest to save the world, our hero is interested
in just two things…coin and cleavage.
A deep role-playing experience with non-linear game play
resulting in many different outcomes and true replay value.
Using the Snarky/Nice conversation system lets the players
choose the tone of the Bard's interactions. Make your choice and live
with the consequences.
Develop your combat party by summoning a group of eccentrics
and misfits to do your bidding.
Brilliant graphics and bustling environments, alive with
interactive townsfolk, original music (with singing), birds, animals,
rustling trees, waving grass and trickling water, that immerse the
player deep into the Bard's world.
Based on the storied land of the Orkney Islands off the
coast of Scotland - the inspiration for the classic fantasy worlds.
Driven by the next generation of Snowblind's Everquest:
Champions of Norrath Engine.