Atari proudly announced back in August they'd settle their dispute with Hasbro and could return to the Dungeons & Dragons license, and were with online RPG Neverwinter. Following that up, we've got word they're partnering with developer Bedlam Games (Scratch: The Ultimate DJ) to deliver Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale, an action RPG that offers solo and co-op play up to four players. The title will be digital only and available via PlayStation Network, Xbox LIVE Arcade, and for PC, Atari.com.
As for plot, Daggerdale focuses on "the desperate struggle to defeat the evil Rezlus and his Zhentarim in their attempt to invade and conquer the Dalelands."
Gameplay-wise, it offers "pick up and play combat", alongside a load of weapons, feats and powers. Atari says the switch in play style is part of their desire to expand the audience; Wizards of the Coast claims it will appeal to newcomers and vets. So while it won't be a hardcore experience, that doesn't mean it won't be enjoyable if you open your mind to it a bit. We'll have to see once it hits in the spring.