Fans of The Bard’s Tale 4 have plenty to look forward to.
The Bard’s Tale 4: Barrows Deep is getting a new dungeon as well as an entirely new update, developer inXile Entertainment announced.
It’s called the Royal Necropolis of Haernhold, and current The Bard’s Tale 4: Barrows Deep owners will get it free of charge. It will focus heavily on combat, with two new “very challenging” boss fights as well as “several new mini-boss fights” to run things out. You’ll learn about Tarjan’s treacherous past as well as work to repair the destruction brought about the tomb of Dwarven hero Gaerwyn, and make plenty of other discoveries along the way.
“While the emphasis is very much on trying out and acquiring new, powerful gear and then using it on the most challenging fights we’ve ever made, we are also able to leverage all of our existing puzzle designs and components for a set of new, mind-bending puzzles that players will have to solve to find the secrets of Gaerwyn’s tomb,” inXile said.
So you’ll have to contend with plenty of new puzzles, but there’ll be some changes coming to the game with the new 2.0 patch that should help you out. It will include new high-level items, bring new fast travel locations, Elven puzzle weapons, and controller support as well. You’ll be seeing the Royal Necropolis of Haernhold in early 2019, but update 2.0 hasn’t been dated just yet.
Are you ready for new, free content or are you still chugging through the game as-is? Let us know!
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