Microsoft has announced that Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance will be coming to Xbox Game Pass on day one when it launches next month.
Microsoft has revealed that Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance will be released on Xbox Game Pass on day one when it launches next month. Dark Alliance is an upcoming co-op action RPG, starring the Companions of the Hall from Dungeons & Dragons.
The story of Dark Alliance follows the events of the first Drizzt Do’Urden novel, The Crystal Shard. An incredibly powerful magic crystal, named Crenshinibon, appeared in the Icewind Dale region of the Forgotten Realms D&D campaign setting. Crenshinibon has the ability to grant incredible magical powers to whoever wields it. Dark Alliance involves various monstrous factions trying to find Crenshinibon. It’s up to Drizzt, Bruenor Battlehammer, Cattie-brie, and Wulfgar to stop them, with up to four players taking on the roles of all of the Companions, as they carve their way through enemy hordes. The game isn’t directly connected to the previous Dark Alliance games (even though the first one was recently rereleased on consoles), as they are set in different parts of the Forgotten Realms.
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It was recently revealed that Dark Alliance will be released on June 22. Microsoft has announced on the official Xbox website that Dark Alliance will be coming to Xbox Game Pass on day one. It will be available to Game Pass subscribers on PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can also play the game by streaming it through smart devices. Dark Alliance will have crossplay between consoles and PC at launch.
Dark Alliance marks another big third-party game that Microsoft will launch on Game Pass, with the most recent being Outriders. Game Pass has recently been accruing older games that skipped Xbox systems the first time around, like Dragon Quest Builders 2 and Octopath Traveler, but it’s the addition of games that are full-price titles on other platforms that truly make the service stand out.
The Dark Alliance series has been dormant since 2004, with the release of Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance 2 on the PS2 and Xbox. The revival of the original game on modern systems and the rumors that a possible Dark Alliance 2 is coming back prove that the Baldur’s Gate spin-off franchise is making a comeback, even as Baldur’s Gate 3 is preparing for its launch. Dungeons & Dragons on a whole are returning to the world of video games in a big way, and PC/Xbox fans will have a chance to return to Icewind Dale through a Game Pass subscription and see if it was worth the wait.
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Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance will be released for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S on June 22, 2021.
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