A spiritual successor to the Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance games is coming next year, Wizards of the Coast announced at this year’s Game Awards.
Called Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance, the action RPG is based on D&D’s Forgotten Realms campaign and will follow the exploits of the dark elf Drizzt Do’Urden and his companions. Up to four players will be able to play locally or online, taking on the roles of the archer Cattie-Brie, the dwarf Bruenor, and the barbarian Wulfgar.
Like the original games, Dark Alliance will feature couch co-op and task players with slaughtering anything and everything in sight in order to acquire gold, xp, and lots and lots of lovely loot.
The studio behind Dark Alliance is Turque Games, a small studio based in Montreal that was acquired by Wizards of the Coast earlier this year. The game’s lead designer, Kevin Neibert, said that the team were looking to titles like Vermintide II for inspiration: “The exhilaration of working together as a team to overcome the odds and that final release of tension when (hopefully) everyone makes it out of the mission alive is something we are really striving to capture as part of the co-op experience in Dark Alliance.”
Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance is expected to launch on consoles and PC sometime in Autumn 2020.