While the Diablo style dungeon crawler genre was waning on consoles, publishers are dropping games like fallen orcs drop gold pieces for players to pick up. Gameloft released a downloadable dungeon crawler on PSN with PlayStation Move controls and Atari is entering the market with another Dungeons & Dragons game
Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale: The Journey Begins starts in the Desertsmouth Mountains where Rezlus and the Zhentarim mercenaries are on the brink of invading the Dalelands in the Forgotten Realms. His evil plan is to use the power of the Black Lord Bane to strike, but a group of heroes stand in his way. You’re one of them and your first task is to venture into the catacombs in Tethyamar to restore order to Nentir Vale.
That’s… a lot of Dungeons & Dragons lore and there is even more embedded into the gameplay. Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale is based on the 4th edition ruleset. Sounds complicated on paper, but it’s a four player hack-and-slash game at heart.
Atari has Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale slated for a spring release on PC, PlayStation Network, and Xbox Live Arcade.