Dark Alliance, the first self-published title from Wizards of the Coast, will be releasing for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and Xbox consoles on June 22nd.
“Dark Alliance marks an important milestone for us as the first Dungeons & Dragons video game to be published by Wizards of the Coast,” said Chris Cocks, President, Wizards of the Coast. “We’re excited to expand beyond the tabletop and deliver a brand new type of D&D experience to long-time fans and new audiences when the game launches this June.”
The game is developed by Wizards’ studio Tuque Games, and is set in DnD’s Forgotten Realms, pitting ‘the infamous Drizzt Do’Urden and his legendary companions – Catti-brie, Bruenor, and Wulfgar – against some of the most iconic monsters from the world of Dungeons & Dragons.’
“Dungeons & Dragons is the reason I became a game developer; it’s a lifelong dream realized to be able to create something that is fun to play over and over again with your friends,” said Jeff Hattem, studio head, Tuque Games. “Since announcing the game, we’ve worked to bring these iconic characters and monsters to life in a stunningly beautiful and fully realized world that makes you feel like you’re in the middle of combat encounters in D&D.”
Wizards of the Coast is a developer and publisher best known for its work in the Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons and Dragons franchises. The company is self-publishing the game digitally on all platforms, while physical editions will be handled via a partnership with Koch Media.
“We’re confident that Koch Media’s expertise and reputation as a leading global publishing partner for video games will be beneficial on our quest to launch Dark Alliance,” said Chris Cocks, President and CEO of Wizards of the Coast in an earlier statement. “This partnership is a natural choice for us as we continue to find new ways to bring unique Dungeons & Dragons experiences to life for our growing global fanbase.”
Koch Media’s CEO Klemens Kundratitz added: “We are delighted to welcome Wizards of the Coast as a new partner for our global publishing business. The high standards they set for their franchises and the passion behind their games ensure us that Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance is a perfect fit for our wide portfolio and will be a major success for both companies.”
The PlayStation 4 copy of Dark Alliance will receive a free digital download code to upgrade for a PlayStation 5, while players who preorder on Xbox One Consoles or Xbox Series X|S will only have to buy the game once and receive it on both platforms through Smart Delivery.