Xbox has announced today that another title is joining Game Pass on day one. Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance will release straight into the catalogue for Console, PC and Cloud on June 22!
Dark Alliance is a third-person action brawler set in the world of Dungeons & Dragons’, more specifically in the frozen hellscape of Icewind Dale. You can play through the whole game solo, but it also features a co-op mode for up to 4 players – oh, and did we mention that the game will also support PC and console cross-play at launch?
The Friends of the Hall
Dark Alliance lets you choose from four iconic heroes, the Companions of the Hall – Drizzt, Catti-brie, Bruenor, and Wulfgar – with over 50 different moves, special abilities, and team-attacks. The combat is pick up and play but difficult to master, with emergent strategies and tactics depending on the situation, skills, and monsters.
Choose what’s best for you: rapid strikes, backstab executions and a giant panther? Drizzt is your guy. Acrobatics, long range bow and arrow more your style? Catti-brie will suit you just fine. Whatever your play style, the Companions have you covered. And it’s a good thing they do…
Frost Giants, Dragons and Verbeeg, Oh my!
You’re not in Baldur’s Gate anymore, Bruenor. The companions (and you!) find yourself in the frozen north of Icewind Dale seeking the ancient and powerful crystal shard – Crenshinibon. Whoever wields it, possesses immense power. The only problem are the legions of monsters seeking it for themselves. You know the drill. You’ll face 30 different iconic monsters and factions like the above-mentioned beholders, frost giants, white dragons and verbeeg, as well as duergars, gnolls and many more.