D&D nerds can indulge in their obsession on the go: Atari has announced Dungeons & Dragons: Tactics for the PSP, marking D&D’s arrival on the handheld scene. Utilizing the 3.5 rule-set created by Wizards of the Coast, the game will allow players to take a party of six into a wide variety of environments to experience turn-based action. In development at Kuju, D&D: Tactics will be released this Holiday season.
Players will be taking on the role of a mortal child caught between the conflicts of two competing dragons. Alignment in the game is said to be critical, as it will affect the storyline. Base character classes will include Barbarian, Bard, Cleric, Druid, Fighter Monk, Paladin, Ranger, Rogue, Sorcerer and Wizard. Five Prestige Classes are available, as are two Psionic classes, the Psion and the Psychic Warrior. Players will be able to customize their characters and store as many as their memory stick can handle.
As expected, Tactics will include a co-op mode allowing like-minded gamers go through the single-player game as a team. There will also be a Deathmatch mode that will include a series of special arenas, as well as randomly-generated and populated Dungeon Bash, allowing one to fight another with their saved parties.
The game will be playable in Atari’s booth (#4003, Petree Hell) at E3.
Further information can be found after the jump in the form of a fact sheet.
Title: Dungeons and Dragons: Tactics
Platform: PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable)
Developer: Kuju Entertainment
Launch Date: November 2006
Dungeons & Dragons®: Tactics brings the excitement of D&D to the PSP™ system for the very first time. Faithfully utilizing the Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 rule-set, Dungeons & Dragons: Tactics allows players to take a party of six adventurers into a wide variety of dangerous environments to experience deep and exciting turn-based action.
All of the core races and classes will be available to the player, including two Psionic classes, the Psion and the Psychic Warrior. Players will be able to customise their characters and store as many as their memory stick can handle.
Dungeons & Dragons: Tactics offers an original storyline, filled with intrigue, set in a newly created D&D world. Alignment is critical, as it affects the end of the story and allows players to change from good to evil, or the other way around, depending on which quests they choose.
Dungeons & Dragons: Tactics will take full advantage of the PSP system’s wireless capability allowing gamers to play cooperatively through the single-player campaign with their friends, or take them on in a variety of adversarial game modes. Play will be extended through the use of downloadable content. With all of this and much more, Dungeons & Dragons: Tactics is the ultimate handheld game for D&D fans.
- Deep and exciting turn-based gameplay using the D&D 3.5 rule-set.
- All core races and classes are available, plus the addition of Psionics.
- Highly customisable characters can be created and traded between players via wireless.
- Involving story takes the player to a wide variety of authentic D&D environments.
- Battle many different types of monsters from the Dungeons and Dragons universe.
- Play with your friends wirelessly in both cooperative and adversarial game modes.
- Extend the gameplay experience with downloadable content.