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Wizards of the Coast announces PC release date and console versions for Sword Coast Legends

Sword Coast Legends will be released for computers and consoles later this year.

Wizards of the Coast has announced that Sword Coast Legends will be released for PC, Mac, and Linux on September 8, 2015. Console versions (for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) will be released in late 2015.

Sword Coast Legends has several gameplay modes, but most prominently features a single player campaign with many race and class choices. There is also a Dungeon Master mode where you can create a dungeon for your friends to explore in multiplayer. You can also react to their player actions in real-time, much like the traditional paper and pen Dungeons and Dragons games. The rules are based on the D&D 5th Edition ruleset.

The box art for the Sword Coast Legends Digital Deluxe Edition.

Preorders of the game are available on Steam and the PlayStation Store for $35.00. PlayStation 4 preorders include $10 worth of a new in-game currency. The Digital Deluxe and Collector's Editions are available from the game's website and come with lots of goodies such as the official soundtrack. Both editions are available for $60.00 and $240.00, respectively.

The Dungeon Master tools have potential

If designed in a manner faithful to the rulebook (and allowing the DM enough control) the Dungeon Master tools have the potential to create full campaigns that could run alongside traditional pen and paper adventures. In some ways, the system could end up being more restrictive than a traditional game, however. A DM often can mix different systems to their own advantage and this may not be possible with a computer or console game programmed around one set of rules.

Nevertheless, Sword Coast Legends has not been reviewed yet. We will all have to wait until the release date to get a better idea of exactly what is in store.

Published Jun. 9th 2015
  • Jay Ricciardi
    Contributor
    For me, the real test of might for this game is going to be if there will be a 'unionize' option. My players have a terrible habit of trying to start unions for every group of goblins, thugs, and bugbears they come across!
  • SwordandSorcery
    Correspondent
    Unions? I guess it does kind of stink to be the monsters the heroes tread over on their way to the boss. I bet they have families, too. Shouldn't they demand benefits from the evil overlord that commands them? Like...at least dental?

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