Digital Extremes and n-Space announce an early access "head start" program for
Sword Coast Legends
, their upcoming Dungeons & Dragons-based RPG. They will
hold three headstart sessions for preorder customers before the game is
officially released, and we won't try to work through the semantics of that, as
selling someone a game and letting them play it seems to qualify as a release.
Whatever it's called, this will allow players into the game as early as
September 11th, depending on which version they preordered. Here's word:
Independent developers, n-Space and Digital Extremes, announced today
that their upcoming Sword Coast Legends™, a party-based RPG set in the Dungeons
& Dragons (D&D) Forgotten Realms universe from Wizards of the Coast, will offer
Head Start Access for PC, Mac and Linux players. Starting September 11th,
players can try Sword Coast Legends™, prior to the game's release on September
"We at n-Space have always intended for our pre-order customers to have a chance
to try out the game prior to its September 29th release," said Dan Tudge,
President of n-Space and Director for Sword Coast Legends. "To that end, we are
announcing the details of Sword Coast Legends’ Head Start access program."
Head Start will have three planned sessions, he adds. The first is scheduled for
the weekend of September 11th through 13th and will be available only to members
of the Design Council – those that pre-ordered one of the Limited Edition
Collector’s or Campaign Collector’s packs. The second will run September 18th
through 20th, and will be open to all pre-order customers. These first two
sessions will focus on the Dungeon Master modes of Campaign Creation and Dungeon
Crawl. In order to avoid spoilers, the Story Campaign will not be available at
this time. The third session will run September 24th through the game’s release
on September 29th and will once again feature the Dungeon Master modes for all
pre-order customers while Design Council members will also have access to the
Story Campaign. PC, Mac and Linux cross-platform play will be supported.
In each of these sessions, players will mingle with n-Space, Digital Extremes
and Wizards of the Coast team members. To be included in the Head Start program,
players must have linked their game purchase to an account on SwordCoast.com.
Access details will be sent to the associated email account starting the week of
"The Sword Coast Legends team welcomes your feedback! Feel free to share your
experiences via your favorite forums, blogs and social media channels."
Those attending next week's PAX Prime event in Seattle, August 28-31 can
experience Sword Coast Legends and give their feedback in person by visiting the
Wizards of the Coast 'Rage of Demons' in the Exhibitors Hall, Booth #1642.
Attendees will also earn bragging rights by taking part in the game's playable
PAX attendees should also stay tuned to Sword Coast Legends' social media
channels for information on the chance to win one of two pairs of tickets to
attend Acquisitions INC.'s D&D Live at PAX Prime with the developers from
Sword Coast Legends is currently available for pre-order from Steam and the
PlayStation Store for $34.99. In addition to the free DLC, Digital Deluxe and
Collector's Editions, which include a tome of knowledge, cloth map of the Sword
Coast, the official soundtrack, numerous in-game bonuses, starter items and DM
abilities, as well as a statue of the powerful demon Belaphoss (Collector's
Edition) are also available for pre-order for $59.99 and $239.99, respectively,
from www.swordcoast.com Details
regarding the upcoming "Rage of Demons" DLC expansion for Sword Coast Legends
will be announced at a later date.
To learn more about Sword Coast Legends and to pre-order a copy and participate
in the Community today, please visit the official website at: