Thanks to GameSpy for their article officially revealing the return of classic RPG series The Bard's Tale
, following recent rumors
that a new title was in the works. However, screenshots of the title
, from former Interplay boss Brian Fargo's new company, inXile Entertainment
, reveal a radically different top-down view, as the game, due out at the end of 2004, "is being developed primarily for the PS2"
, and "is using an improved version of the Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance engine."
There are also noticeable similarities to the classic original series
, as: "The plan calls for the game to start near the original town of Skara Brae, an ancient ruin in the Orkney Islands on the northern tip of Scotland." Update: 10/01 22:34 GMT
: There's now an interview with Brian Fargo
about the new Bard's Tale title, also courtesy GameSpy.