The Bard’s Tale Trilogy

The Bard’s Tale Triology Remastered now on Steam and GOG

The first volume of the remastered acclaimed spoof RPG series launches today.

inXile Entertainment, the studio led by Interplay founder and industry icon Brian Fargo, today announced the release of The Bard’s Tale Trilogy, a complete remaster of the legendary series that helped define the RPG genre. Featuring updated graphics and optional quality-of-life gameplay improvements, The Bard’s Tale Trilogy is the ideal way to experience the dungeon crawling challenge that made the original games beloved classics.

The first Bard’s Tale game launched back in 2004 for multiple systems, and has been listed in many greatest RPGs of all time lists, with scoring it number 1 in their list of 25 best RPGs. The first part of the trilogy, Tales Of The Unknown, will launch ahead of the final two volumes, which are expected this year. Developer inXile Entertainment have announced a number of details and quality of life changes:

  • A uniform playing experience across all three titles without the need for emulation or compatibility concerns.
  • Create a party in the first volume and play it across all three volumes to create a heroic narrative all your own.
  • For the first time, play as male or female across all three games. Also includes other quality-of-life changes such as automapping for all three games, spell access, and updated equipment/inventory management.
  • Updated art that holds true to the spirit of the originals, featuring never-before-used character art by series creator Michael Cranford!
  • An opportunity for new players to experience the events that led to The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep and The Mage’s Tale!
  • The final content to be released will be a Legacy Mode, a set of options which allows players to make the titles play similarly to the 1980s originals… with all the challenge that entails.


The Bard’s Tale Trilogy is available now on Steam and GOG, priced at £11.39 / $14.99. The second volume, The Destiny Knight, is expected this autumn, with the final volume, Thief Of Fate, coming this winter.