RPG games are making a comeback this year especially with the new Dungeon and Dragons Dark Alliance game. The first Dungeons & Dragons game was released in 1974, many games have been released in the franchise to date. With that being said, the Dungeon and Dragons Dark Alliance game is more of a successor to the Baldur’s Gate video game. Let’s take a look at Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance Release Date, Trailer, Gameplay, System Requirements, and more.
The game will be enjoyed by those who love mythical characters, role-playing games as well as being able to customize characters. Of course, the new Dungeons and Dragons game is kind of linked to a few other games like Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden. An original Dungeon and Dragons adventure game. Read along to know more about the Dark Alliance release date, trailer, gameplay and, everything else in between.
D&D: Dark Alliance Release Date
The game was first announced during the 2019 Game Show Awards with a release date set somewhere in 2020. The pandemic situation shifted the release date of the game to June 22, 2021, just a couple of days from now.
D&D: Dark Alliance Trailer
The trailer of the game makes it feel quite action-packed, in terms of audio as well as the video, all thanks to the rock music being played in the background. The Dark Alliance trailer shows the various battles taking place with a variety of weapons like swords and arrows are being used in conjunction with additional powers and spells. The trailer also showcases the frost giants, wraiths, and beholders that will be present in the game. You will also spot a few characters jamming out to rock music as well. Not the type of music you would associate an RPG game with. You can also check out the explainer trailer that was released sometime back.
D&D: Dark Alliance Gameplay
The game has been set in the frozen world of Taerun from Icewind Dale. Looking at what has been shown from the pre-release gameplay footage, the world looks quite impressive and gives a cold winter’s vibe. Overall, it will be a fast action and heavy game as seen from many of the gameplay reveals. However, players will not be able to create their own character and will have to settle with choosing from the four characters that are within the game.
Drizzt looks like the main character from one of the older Assassins Creeds games as he’s got two scimitars that he can wield around with lightning-quick speeds and is also able to call out his astral panther to help him attack the enemies. Wulfgar is a RegHead Barbarian that will wield his hammer to crush enemies that choose to cross his path. Cattie-Brie is here to protect Taerun from the enemies with her highly accurate bow and arrow shots. The fourth and last character to choose is Bruenor. He is armed with the shield and an axe that he will use to block and attack the enemies that come right into his path.
D&D: Dark Alliance- Local and multiplayer co-op
The game does have an online multiplayer mode where you can join with three other friends in real-time and fight off various kinds of enemies. Plus you will able to make use of various combo moves that will help to take down a lot of the enemies. Speaking of local co-op, the other Dungeons and Dragons games had these. However, local co-op won’t be available on launch day and will roll out as an update later on alongside sides DLC’s planned for the game which is expected to launch somewhere by the end of the year.
Dark Alliance System Requirements
Since the game is closing around its release date, we can take a look at the minimum and recommended system requirements. Looking at the specs, the game will be able to run quite fine on low and mid-tier systems.
Minimum System Requirements
- Processor: AMD FX 8320 / Intel Core i5-6600K @ 3.5GHz
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics: AMD Radeon R7 360 / NVIDIA GTX 750 Ti
- Storage: 50 GB
Recommended System Requirements
- Processor: 3.6GHz AMD Ryzen 5 3600 / Intel Core i5-9600K @ 3.7GHz
- Memory: 16 GB RAM
- Graphics: AMD RX Vega 56 / NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti
- Storage: 50 GB
Dark Alliance- Game editions
There are three editions available for the game for players to purchase. The Standard Edition will give you the Beholder weapon set. Your characters will wield a beholder themes weapon such as bows, arrows, axes, or hammers. With the digital deluxe edition, you will get everything from the Standard Edition plus the Lich Weapon Set as well as an expansion pack titled Echoes of the Blood War. These two editions are available for all three plats. Xbox, PlayStation, and PC. However, with the Steelbook edition which is available only for Xbox, and PlayStation, you get everything from the Deluxe Edition plus a mini art book, the official soundtrack for the game as well as a collectible Steelbook Case.
Dark Alliance Platform availability
The game is available on Steam, Xbox, and the PlayStation Store. Players can pre-order the game right away or just wait a few more days till the game officially launches. The game will make its appearance on the Epic Games Store later this year when the DLC for the game launches.
The only reason why a few fans of the popular Dungeon and Dragons series might skip this game or wait until the local co-op mode launches out later this year.