One of big surprises of E3 2015 for me was Sword Coast Legends. The game hit me hard, coming out of nowhere with an entirely new way to experience the Forgotten Realms. The potential of this game was absolutely limitless, and I simply couldn’t wait to play it again. Well, it looks like I’ll have to wait just a little bit longer as the team at n-Space and Digital Extremes announced today that the game will slip a little bit to October 20th, 2015 for the PC, with the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions dropping in Q1 of 2016. Here’s a little bit about the development and the testing that has been going on leading to this point:
Following a successful Head Start access program for Sword Coast Legends, over 15 thousand players have logged thousands of hours of playtime, clearing dungeons and taking advantage of the title’s powerful Dungeon Master campaign creation features to create a wealth of customized adventures. Based on player feedback, n-Space plans to focus efforts on polish to provide players with the best possible experience at launch.
“When we set out to create Sword Coast Legends we wanted to give players an exciting new way to experience the magic of playing D&D with friends,” said Dan Tudge, President of n-Space and Director for Sword Coast Legends. “The decision to delay the launch of Sword Coast Legends was not an easy one to make, but after receiving feedback from our dedicated community, it became clear that a few more weeks of polish would provide our customers with the best possible experience at launch.”
The game is up for pre-order on Steam and the PlayStation store for just $34.99, and offers up a free expansion pack entitled “Rage of Demons”, as well as Head Start Access. There is also an opportunity to pick up an awesome Belaphoss demon courtesy of the Collector’s Edition, but there is also the offer of a multi-pack pre-order to drag your friends into the fray on day 1. Hit up http://www.swordcoast.com to check it out for yourself.
While you wait, you can check out my hands-on preview from E3, and check out this live-play video below for a taste of why I’m excited.