Wizards of the Coast (a division of Hasbro) has announced that their first self-published D&D video game, Dark Alliance, is launching June 22 on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. The game includes a free upgrade to its next gen version.
Dark Alliance is developed by Wizards Studio and Tuque Games. It’s set in the Forgotten Realms, the primary high fantasy world of the tabletop RPG, and stars heroes Drizzt Do’Urden, Catti-brie, Bruenor, and Wulfgar, legendary heroes of many officially published books and series.
The co-op action-RPG is less about rolling dice and role-playing and more about swinging your sword and hurling fireballs at D&D monsters such as beholders, dragons, and liches. It’s a spiritual sequel to Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance, an action-RPG that released in 2001 as a console-friendly spin-off to the Baldur’s Gate RPG series on PC.
“Dark Alliance marks an important milestone for us as the first Dungeons & Dragons video game to be published by Wizards of the Coast,” said Chris Cocks, President, Wizards of the Coast. “We’re excited to expand beyond the tabletop and deliver brand new type of D&D experience to long-time fans and new audiences when the game launches this June.”
Pre-orders are available now for the standard edition ($39.99), as well as a Digital Deluxe Edition ($59.99) and physical-only Steelbook Edition ($59.99). The Steelbook Edition includes a Steelbook case, art book, and downloadable soundtrack, along with an upcoming expansion and weapon set. The Digital Deluxe Edition includes the expansion and weapon set. All pre-orders will receive an exclusive beholder weapon.
Dark Alliance will release on June 22. It’s rated M for Mature.