Developer InXile has announced they will launching an extended, enhanced version of it’s RPG The Bard’s Tale 4: Barrows Deep in June this year.
The Bard’s Tale 4 To Get Major Director’s Cut Update in June
The additions for the enhanced version of The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep will be so extensive that it will be known as the Director’s Cut edition. In a Kickstarter backer post, InXile’s Paul Marzagalli has explained the extent of the director’s cut version.
As the scope of the patch has expanded (and continues to), we decided that it warranted a more formal title than 2.0. When released, it will turn the game into The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep – Director’s Cut.
Patch 2.0 is slated for June this year, it will feature a number of updates and additions to the game. One major feature is the Royal Necropolis of Haernhold dungeon, players will travel to Kinestia. Players will be able “to uncover the nature of Tarjan’s treachery and undo the catastrophe that has befallen the tomb of the dwarves’ greatest hero, Gaerwyn”. This dungeon will focus on combat but will also have a fair few puzzles to solve, new enemy types, a bunch of mini-bosses and two “very challenging” boss battles.
The Bard’s Tale 4 patch 2.0. sets to bring master-crafted gear, Dwarfen Weapons, new character portraits, a brand new intro, improved level art and a quality of life improvement in the form of inventory filtering which has been much requested by players. Those who aren’t keen on puzzles can opt to bypass them by using the new Song of Exploration.
The update also comes with an engine update, bug fixes and optimisation. More improvements to controller support and balancing throughout the game. Support for Mac and Linux versions of The Bard’s Tale 4 will finally release alongside the Director’s Cut update in June.
If you’re taking on The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrow’s Deep be sure to read our Beginners Guide, or if you want to perfect your Rogue game check out our Rogue Class Guide. You can also read about inXile after being acquired by Microsoft and what it means for The Bard’s Tale IV platform availability. For all other information to aid your adventure visit our The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep wiki.