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The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut for Xbox One and Windows 10

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Your tale must be told

Hidden in the shadows, an evil has waited patiently … until now. Build a diverse party of adventurers to traverse Skara Brae’s rolling hills, dense forests, and vast underground dungeons while avoiding deadly traps, solving devious puzzles, and defending an ancient land in dynamic turn-based tactical combat.

Game features

Create the hero you want to be

Play as Bard, Fighter, Practitioner, and Rogue, each featuring 60+ skills across 21 unique classes. Build an array of characters to make every playthrough a unique experience.

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Craft your party, your way

Start your party with a single character, recruiting or creating new heroes to bolster your ranks. Build a party that suits your play style!

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Outsmart evil

Battle enemies in dynamic, intuitive turn-based tactical combat that rewards clever thinking, superior strategies, and decisive positioning.

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Unlock the secrets of the past

Unravel challenging mysteries. If your enemies don’t get you, the devious riddles and dangerous traps just might!

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Elven puzzle weapons

The sense of discovery and mystery doesn’t stop with the environment; ancient Elven weapons contain secrets you’ll need to unlock through careful examination.

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Definitive edition

The Director’s Cut brings more character customization options, new items, new enemies, revised UI, and a new end-game dungeon.

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Game details

The Bard's Tale IV: Director’s Cut is the triumphant return of one of the most iconic RPG series of all time. Return to Skara Brae and explore the wider world of Caith in a heroic adventure featuring 50+ hours of exploration and tactical gameplay, 350 characters, an 80’s Mode for returning fans, and over 100 pieces of award-nominated music.

Xbox One X Enhanced: Enhanced features for Xbox One X subject to release of a content update. Games information at xbox.com/enhanced.

Xbox Play Anywhere: Play Anywhere on Xbox One or Windows 10 PC; PC hardware requirements may vary for games on Windows 10.

Additional information

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Rating Pending

  • May contain content inappropriate for children. Visit ESRB.org for rating information.
  • Publisher
  • inXile entertainment, inc.
  • Developer
  • inXile entertainment, inc.
  • Genre
  • Fantasy RPG
  • Tactical RPG
  • Dungeon Crawler
  • Platforms
  • Xbox One
  • Release date
  • August 27, 2019

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Hidden in the shadows, an evil has waited patiently … until now. Build a diverse party of adventurers to traverse Skara Brae’s rolling hills, dense forests, and vast underground dungeons while avoiding deadly traps, solving devious puzzles, and defending an ancient land in dynamic turn-based tactical combat.

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