The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut arrives digitally on August 27

Written by Marcello TBL

The Bard's Tale: Barrows Deep

The definitive edition of the 2018 game features new content and controller support

inXile Entertainment, the studio led by Interplay founder and The Bard’s Tale series co-creator Brian Fargo, is proud to announce The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut lands on Xbox Game Pass, the PlayStation Store, and digital PC stores for Windows, Mac, and Linux on August 27, with retail copies for PlayStation®4 and Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X  arriving September 6.

The Director’s Cut is loaded with new features, fixes, and content, making it the truly definitive edition of The Bard’s Tale IV. Along with an Unreal Engine update that has the game looking, playing, and sounding better than ever, The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut directly addresses feedback received from the game’s initial launch with thousands of fixes and tweaks included. It will be available August 27 on Xbox One and PC with Xbox Game Pass, as well as on the PlayStation Store, Steam and GOG. The Xbox One and PlayStation®4 retail versions will arrive on September 6. Those who already own the PC game will receive the Director’s Cut content and improvements as a free update.

New features of The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut include:
–    A new end-game chapter that adds hours of additional content
–    New enemies, items, and weapons, including dwarven master-crafted weapons
–    Thousands of fixes and improvements across the game
–    Refined and more feature-rich UI
–    More class/gender character creation options
–    Rebalanced combat and encounters
–    Additional difficulty settings
–    Full gamepad support across all platforms

Each version of The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut includes bonus in-game items, with the Deluxe Edition on PC offering a wide range of art, music, and the original (and remastered) The Bard’s Tale Trilogy series of games.

(PC) Digital Standard Edition
·    The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut
·    Digital Code Wheel
·    Digital Guidebook
·    Digital Manual
·    In-game items:
o    Fire Horn

(PC) Digital Deluxe Edition
·    The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut
·    The Bard’s Tale Trilogy
·    Hi-res Map
·    Hi-res Wallpaper
·    Digital Code Wheel
·    Digital Guidebook
·    Digital Manual
·    Digital Novellas
·    Digital Art Book
·    Digital Songbook
·    Digital Soundtrack
·    In-game items:
o    Fire Horn
o    Kael’s Axe
o    Red Boots
o    Bardic Brian Skin & Booty

Digital Xbox One and PlayStation®4
·    The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut
·    In-game items:
o    Fire Horn
Retail Day One Edition Xbox One and PlayStation®4
The retail Day One Edition for Xbox One and PlayStation®4 will include additional content. Quantities are limited. 

●    The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut
●    Physical poster map
●    In-game items:
○    Fire Horn
○    Kael’s Axe
○    Red Boots
○    Bardic Brian Skin & Booty source


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Marcello TBL

Italian Dad in love with Turn-Based RPGs and Indie Games. In 2018 he started Turn Based Lovers and now he can't live without it.

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