Everyday there are debates about what games are truly RPGs (role-playing games). Lots of people consider The Legend of Zelda series an RPG, when the series is actually an action-adventure title; with the exception of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, which is an action RPG. There are some people who believe that an RPG is defined as playing the role of a character in the game. The issue with that statement revolves around the knowledge of every game. Every video game results in the gamer picking up some sort of controller and playing the role of a character in their video game of choice. With this knowledge, every game would be defined as an RPG.
I have personaly played a lot of real D&D and hours upon hours of Neverwinter Nights and it’s expansion. Dungeons & Dragons is the generic fantasy universe for me and I am super excited to see more games coming.
Atari Just Announced a Downloadable Hack & Slash Game Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale for XBLA, PSN, and PC. It will of course have the trademarks of western RPG’s such as a highly customizable character, multiple classes, loot, and dungeon crawls.
Check out the trailer after the jump.
There is a possibility that Atari is going to develop a new Neverwinter Nights. They have, several times, talked about working on a new Dungeons & Dragons game and during the popular board game convention Gen-con the talked about working on a game of some type. They also have registered several domains all with the name Neverwinter in them. You can check out the list after the jump.