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'Dungeons & Dragons: Tactics' (PSP) Announced

by Rainier on May 2, 2006 @ 5:55 a.m. PDT

Atari today announced the development of Dungeons & Dragons: Tactics for the PSP, which authentically utilises the D&D 3.5 rule-set created by Wizards of Coast, and allows players to take a party of six adventurers into a wide variety of dangerous environments to experience deep and exciting turn-based action.

“Dungeons & Dragons: Tactics is a superior example of how to use the PSP’s full power for a really great handheld gaming experience”, said Cyril Voiron, Marketing Director, Atari Europe. “Not only is it an outstanding single player RPG based upon the astonishing D+D universe, but it also offers gameplay extension through downloadable content, wireless cooperative game modes and customizable characters, which in turn shows Atari’s commitment to providing players an experience beyond just the single player game”.

“The PSP system has proven to be a very exciting platform to work with and an ideal choice to expand the world of Dungeons & Dragons within the interactive gaming space,” said Jerry Chu, Senior Licensing Manager, Hasbro. “Making full use of the PSP system’s unique capabilities, gamers will be granted an accurate D&D experience and story combined with a robust multiplayer system and the ability to extend gameplay thru downloadable content.”

Dungeons & Dragons: Tactics offers an original, intriguing Dungeons & Dragons storyline. Players take on the role of a mortal child caught in a conflict of two competing dragons striving for godhood. 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. Gamers will play through a series of adventures, completing various objectives along the way. Dungeons & Dragons: Tactics offers all the Dungeons & Dragons base character classes including 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 customise their characters and store as many as their memory stick can handle.

Dungeons & Dragons: Tactics will take full advantage of the PSP system’s wireless capability and offer gamers a multiplayer mode. The co-operative mode allows a group of gamers to play the single-player campaign with their friends as a team. In Deathmatch mode a series of special arenas, such as the randomly-generated and populated Dungeon Bash, allows players to fight one another with their saved parties. Dungeons & Dragons: Tactics also features the ability to utilise downloadable content helping extend the play in the form of new dungeon maps.

Developed by Kuju Entertainment, Dungeons & Dragons: Tactics is scheduled for release in 2007.

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