inXile Entertainment, the studio led by Interplay founder and industry icon Brian Fargo, has launched The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep. This newest entry in the series that helped define computer RPGs and dungeon crawlers is available today on Windows PC via Steam, GOG.com, and Humble for $34.99.
“It’s such an incredible joy to welcome back a magical world beloved by gamers for decades,” said inXile Entertainment CEO Brian Fargo. “The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep is both a call back to and huge step forward for one of gaming’s most pivotal series, capturing the classic charm and wonder of the originals while delivering a totally new adventure rich in modern design and beauty.”
A return to the series’ roots, The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep takes players back to the fantastical realm of Caith for a classic, single-player, first-person role-playing adventure rich in exploration, devious puzzles, and challenging combat. Recruit and level up a party of six renegade heroes and rise up 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 vibrant, interactive world of The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep is powered by Unreal Engine 4 and 3D photogrammetry, designed to capture the atmosphere and detail of Scottish architecture and geography. Players will discover an engaging storyline from acclaimed writer Nathan Long (Wasteland 2), as well as a stirring Celtic soundtrack from Ged Grimes (Simple Minds) and some of the world’s top Gaelic folk singers and musicians.
Players will also receive a free in-game version of the iconic torch from Red Hook Studios’ Darkest Dungeon for reaching over 100K wishlisters as part of The Bard’s Tale IV Wishlist Initiative, which rewarded players for wishlisting the game on either Steam, GOG.com or Humble.