The Bard’s Tale 4 Shows off Combat and Pretty Environments

InXile Entertainment is having a busy year. Development for Wasteland 3 continues, Torment: Tides of Numenera is set to release in just a few weeks and The Bard’s Tale 4 is expected later on this year.

To prep us for our return to the world of The Bard’s Tale, InXile have released a new gameplay trailer showing off the turn-based combat – as well as a quick look at some of the environments within Fichti Forest. Like Legend of Grimrock, The Bard Tale 4’s combat is all about positioning, resource management and making sure its various denizens don’t eat you alive.

On the other hand, InXile are making use of Unreal Engine 4 and photogrammetry – seen in Battlefield 1, Star Wars Battlefront and The Vanishing of Ethan Carter – to create the world. All in all, the upcoming RPG, dungeon-crawler is looking to be very impressive – and certainly one to watch!

The Bard’s Tale IV is set to release for PC in October 2017 – although the release date is tentative and subject to possible change.