And now, some news of a thrilling new interactive adventure! Atari has announced Dungeons & Dragons:
Dark Alliance Daggerdale, a downloadable co-operative action RPG due out in 2011. Up to 4 players will be able to enjoy "riveting narrative" and "stunning levels" while battling the evil Rezlus and his Zhentarim, the Zhentarim being a black-hat organisation in the Forgotten Realms setting made up of evil wizards who basically want to conquer a big piece of the world and/or get rich or die trying. Announcement trailer follows, showing some combat. Yes! Combat.
Great, now I want to go and write a sci-fi story where every communicates via a flying robotic assistant known as a CommBat. Man.
I'm sure I won't be the only person who was a little upset by 0:33 of this video. It's like- orcs, orcs, ORCS, ORCS! ORCS! SO MANY ORCS! AND THEN oh right we see what actual combat looks like.