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The Bard's Tale IV: Director's Cut Now Available

I’ve always had a soft spot for the Bard’s Tale games, loving the sense of humour they bring to the often far-too-serious RPG (roleplaying game) genre, so I’m psyched to see The Bard’s Tale IV get an update that adds hours of content, new enemies, items, weapons, and thousands of fixes alongside an update to Unreal Engine that makes it even better looking.

If you have the game on PC already, this is a free update. It’s also included with Xbox Game Pass, so check it out if you’re a subscriber.
Bard, Fighter, Practitioner, or Rogue – what character do you want to start with? With dozens of skills and 21 unique classes to unlock, you’re going to have an army of characters to choose from…
Here’s the press release:

inXile entertainment’s The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut Now Available

 The Definitive Edition of the 2018 Game Features New Content and Controller Support
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – August 27, 2019 – inXile Entertainment, the studio acquired by Microsoft and founded by Brian Fargo, is proud to announce The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut is now available on Xbox Game Pass, the PlayStation Store, and digital PC stores such as Steam and GOG for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
The Director’s Cut is loaded with new features, fixes, and content, making it the truly definitive edition of The Bard’s Tale IV. Along with an Unreal Engine update that has the game looking, playing, and sounding better than ever, The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut directly addresses feedback received from the game’s initial launch with thousands of fixes and tweaks included. Those who already own the PC game will receive the Director’s Cut content and improvements as a free update.
New features of The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut include:

  • A new end-game chapter that adds hours of additional content
  • New enemies, items, and weapons, including dwarven master-crafted weapons
  • Thousands of fixes and improvements across the game
  • Refined and more feature-rich UI
  • More class/gender character creation options
  • Rebalanced combat and encounters
  • Additional difficulty settings
  • Full gamepad support across all platforms

Each version of The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut includes bonus in-game items, with the Deluxe Edition on PC offering a wide range of art, music, and the original (and remastered) The Bard’s Tale Trilogy series of games.
(PC) Digital Standard Edition – $34.99

  • The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut
  • Digital Code Wheel
  • Digital Guidebook
  • Digital Manual
  • In-game items:
    • Fire Horn

(PC) Digital Deluxe Edition – $49.99

  • The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut
  • The Bard’s Tale Trilogy
  • Hi-res Map
  • Hi-res Wallpaper
  • Digital Code Wheel
  • Digital Guidebook
  • Digital Manual
  • Digital Novellas
  • Digital Art Book
  • Digital Songbook
  • Digital Soundtrack
  • In-game items:
    • Fire Horn
    • Kael’s Axe
    • Red Boots
    • Bardic Brian Skin & Booty

Digital Xbox One and PlayStation®4 – $39.99

  • The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut
  • In-game items:
    • Fire Horn

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