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author: Christopher Mysiak

Sword Coast Legends – Focus on Story Campaign and Other News

We learned some interesting facts about this classic RPG from n-Space and Digital Extremes

Sword Coast Legends in a nutshell:
  • Developers: n-Space / Digital Extremes
  • Genre: classic RPG in 3D
  • Setting: fantasy – Forgotten Realms (Dungeons & Dragons mechanics)
  • Platform: PC
  • Release date: Fall 2015?

Sword Coast Legends, a classic RPG from n-Space and Digital Extremes based on the Dungeon & Dragons 5.0 mechanics, has drawn considerable attention among our readers. We decided to ask the creators about this project, trying to learn as much about it as possible. Although Tim Schwalk, the project manager who answered our questions, was careful not to reveal too many secrets (especially in the subject of story campaign), we still managed to coax a few interesting facts out of him. First of all, we received confirmation that the single-player mode won’t be a mere addition to the multiplayer Dungeon Master Mode that the developers show off the most at this point, but a fully-fledged gameplay option developed at a level matching the productions created by veterans of the RPG genre.

”I assure you that our story campaign has remained a huge focus for the team. We’re delivering a lengthy and robust campaign that is every bit as compelling as our DM features.  Since our version of real-time DM-ing hasn’t really been done before, we wanted to show off this mode early and often to get people excited about Sword Coast Legends” – told us Tim Schwalk.

What else have we learned? We know that the title has been in development for two years, and Dan Tudge, its producer who is one of the people behind the success of Dragon Age: Origins, is not the only person in the team with classic RPG experience under their belt. Other members of the n-Space and Digital Extremes studios were involved in such productions as Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate II and Neverwinter Nights 2. What's more, many people in the development team are huge fans of Dungeons & Dragons, passionately rolling D20s (on which D&D is based) when they're not busy working.

Tim Schwalk also gave a firm confirmation that the campaign will be available in co-op. We weren't told how many players will be able to take part in the adventure, but we can safely assume that it will be possible to cast the players in the roles of all four characters composing the team. We also learned that Sword Coast Legends is being created using the Unity 5 engine.

Lastly, let's remember that so far the only disclosed hardware platform on which the title will run is PC. The game is due to be released by the end of 2015.

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