InXile has been faithfully bringing us new iterations of long-dead classic role-playing titles for several years now. And next up is a reboot of The Bard's Tale, which originally came out in 1985 -- a year before I was even born!
If the name seems familiar, that's because the same developer actually made the top-down action version of The Bard's Tale for consoles a decade back. You may recall that game's claim to fame being Cary Elwes of The Princess Bride cracking jokes and trying to bed wenches the whole time.
This new edition, simply titled The Bard's Tale IV, will ditch that comedic action style and instead provide a more classic, iconic version of game for those who remember loading up floppy disks on the Commodore 64.
The first person combat and party management elements are returning -- and from what's been revealed to Kickstarter backers so far, it looks like a design overhaul will keep the nostalgia while providing a UI that's more friendly to modern gamers.