Game company Wizards of the Coast has officially launched the video game Dungeons and Dragons Dark Alliance today.
The explosive four-player, co-op action brawler is now available on PC and consoles starting today. It was developed by Wizards of the Coast and Tuque Games. This is the first Dungeons and Dragons game published by Wizards of the Coast.
“Whenever I’m at the table playing Dungeons & Dragons with my friends, I always anxiously await that moment in a scenario when the Dungeon Master says, ‘Roll for initiative’. That’s when you know things are about to get fun and interesting,” said Jeff Hattem, Studio Head at Tuque Games and Creative Director for DARK ALLIANCE. “We designed DARK ALLIANCE from those moments in D&D campaigns; our game puts combat at the center of the experience and we can’t for players to feel what it’s like to battle a Frost Giant up close and personal.”
Dark Alliance features real-time combat and dynamic co-op gameplay and will feature Drizzt Do’Urden and his legendary companions like Bruenor, CAtti-brie, and Wulfgar. They are fighting against the most iconic monsters from the Forgotten Realms of Dungeons and Dragons. These monsters are Beholders, Frost Giants, and White Dragons that roam the frozen tundra of Icewind Dale. The heroes search of the Crystal Shard and it is up to the companions to muster the strength to stop them from claiming and using it to destroy their home.
“Gathering a party and having fun with your friends is what Dungeons & Dragons is all about,” said Chris Cocks, President, Wizards of the Coast. “Launching DARK ALLIANCE today marks a big milestone for Wizards of the Coast, in that we’re opening up new ways for friends to experience D&D together whether they’re at the table or behind a screen.”
Dark Alliance is available digitally for $39.99 only and at retail, with an exclusive Steelbook edition for $59.99 at select retailers. The Steelbook edition includes a Steelbook case, a printed art book, a downloadable Dungeons & Dragons soundtrack, a Beholder and Lich weapon set, and the forthcoming expansion “Echoes of the Blood War” which is set to release later this year.
Wizards of the Coast is making it easy to assemble your party. Players who purchase DARK ALLIANCE on PlayStation 4 will receive a free digital download code so that they can upgrade to the PlayStation 5, and vice versa. Players who preordered on Xbox One Consoles or Xbox Series X/S only must buy the game once and receive it on both platforms through Smart Delivery. DARK ALLIANCE is also available for Xbox Game Pass.