Here’s another look at Dark Alliance, the Dungeons and Dragons third-person co-op action brawler.
A gameplay overview trailer has been released for Dark Alliance, and it’s narrated by none other than the rather awesome Jemaine Clement.
Set in Icewind Dale, you and your crew will be trying to keep the Crystal Shard from falling into the wrong hands. In the game, all sorts of evil have formed an alliance to claim the shard. But, if successful, you and your party can thwart their plans.
The party will consist of our man Drizzt, and his buddies Catti-brie, Wulfgar, and Bruenor Battlehammer.
Each hero will have over 50 moves and abilities to unlock, and thanks to the emergent combat system, your characters will be able to switch between moves seamlessly. Attacks can be chained together to form powerful combos. You also have dodges, parries, and blocks, but these can deplete your stamina. Then, there are ultimate moves that can deplete your ultimate meter which gets filled the better you do in combat.
There’s also attacks like Powered Strikes which can deal critical damage on a successful hit.
As you level up your character, you can level up your gear, and this can be done at base camp before every mission. Loot in the game will be everything from common to legendary, and there are no microtransactions. If you want the best gear, you will need to earn it one battle at a time.
Throughout the game, you will run into over 30 different enemy types such as goblins and those damned Beholders. With minions, you can expect bosses who they answer to.
These bosses and other enemies can be taken on alone or through co-op. You can jump into any game together to make a custom game. When you play together, you can unlock new attacks and abilities for your team, and each hero has its own way to trigger team attacks. An =d each hero has its own special attack doling out devastating damage. The bigger the team though, the tougher the monsters become, so expect a challenge.
Developed by Tuque Games, Dark Alliance is coming to PS4 and PS5 and will be part of Xbox Game Pass’ line-up at launch. On June 22, the game will be available for players on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Cloud. It also supports cross-play with PC and Xbox.