In every age comes a saga so meaningful, so heroic, that it gives the world pause, and causes intense introspective reflection in not only the gaming community, but throughout humanity as a whole.
The Bard’s Tale ARPG, is not that game.
However, it is the tale of a snarky Bard who is an ordinary and vulgar sort, with the exception of one special skill: when he plays his lute he has the ability to summon … a rat! That’s it. A rat. It’s a very nice rat though, if that makes any difference.
The Bard’s Tale ARPG is a classic in its own right; with fast-action combat, a hilarious cast of characters, a sprawling game world, and top-notch voice acting by Cary Elwes (The Bard), and narration by the legendary Tony Jay.
In addition to The Bard’s Tale ARPG being inXile’s very first game, it’s also the last game of the existing Bard’s Tale series joining Xbox Game Pass on Xbox One and PC. Furthermore, as an Xbox Play Anywhere title, your saves and achievements live across both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC platforms, as well as allowing you to purchase the game once and play on both platforms. With the Nintendo Switch, you’ll be able to take this action-comedy on the road, and with integrated Xbox network functionality, you can keep that gamer score rolling no matter which system you play on!
In addition to slinging snark or politeness as you see fit, you’ll be able to adapt your character through the allocation of skills and skill points you earn, and Bard songs you’ll learn. Along with all the fun things you’ll be able to swing, husk, flail, parry, pluck, and drink, you’ll also have the accompaniment of various magical creatures and compatriots who will be all too willing to follow you in your adventures to wherever you want to go… which in reality is where we want you to go, and may end at a place you don’t expect to go.
The Bard’s Tale ARPG: Remastered and Resnarkled is now available on Xbox One and is accessible with Xbox Game Pass for Xbox One and PC, as well as Nintendo Switch with Xbox network integration. So grab your lute and your flagon and prepare to snark with the best of them. And remember, you’re not out to save the world, but you just might have to!