We have to force our memories back a bit - these days, that really smarts - but we can recall wiling away the hours on the Atari ST iteration of the original The Bard's Tale. Several years on and the game is being resurrected and remade using the next generation of Snowblind's EverQuest: Champions of Norrath engine by developer inXile, a studio set up by producer on the old The Bard's Tale Brian Fargo.
The Bard's Tale revamped sticks with its RPG roots, inXile aiming to offer a deep role-playing game experience. Non-linear gameplay and an immersive storyline are promised, as is a narrow-minded hero apparently interested in only the simple pleasures in life - coin and cleavage. We assume that's breast rather than bum. Enjoy the new screenshots.
The Bard's Tale unravels on PS2, Xbox and PC in November.