[edit] Background

They said it couldn’t be done… a full-scale massive 3D epic role-playing game on iOS! See why it’s the BIGGEST iOS game ever made!

You are the Bard, a selfish rogue weary of pointless sub-quests and rat-infested cellars. Through magical song you summon characters to join you in battle, heal your party, and take damage on your behalf. Ready your weapon as you embark on a quest for coin and cleavage!

[edit] Features

• 50 enemy types (not counting bosses!) • A vast world to explore with towns, wild forests, rivers, castles, towers, secret dungeons, snowy mountains, caverns, haunted tombs and more • A full cast of bizarre NPC’s • Over a dozen special boss enemies to defeat • 16 magical characters to discover and then summon at will to aid you • Over 150 unique items of weaponry, armor, instruments, tokens, artifacts and loot! • More Song & Dance numbers than any other game, including a zombie dance-off! • Over 14 hours of outstanding voice-acting from top Hollywood talent, including Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride) as the Bard, and the inimitable Tony Jay as the Narrator • Leaderboards—for accumulated Silver and Experience! • Achievements—over 50 spread throughout the game! • Autosave—option to save automatically when you near a save-book in game. • iCloud Saves—option to save to iCloud, enables sharing saves across your iOS devices. • Time-Savers—optional in-app purchases are available to pump up your Bard and save you time! (Note: All such items are attainable through normal game-play, with time and persistence, just as in the original console release.)

Universal App with Adaptive Rendering: For a single low price, play on all your compatible* devices! The Bard’s Tale takes full advantage of your hardware to maximize your experience--including HD resolution and 60Hz video refresh on capable devices.** iOS adaptation by Square One Games.

• iPad2: 1024x768 + enhanced rendering** • iPhone4S: 960x640 + enhanced rendering** • iPad: 512x384 • iPhone*: 480x320 • iPhone*/ iPod Touch*: 480x320

[edit] Hardware Info

  • Compatible with iOS 4.0 and higher on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch 3rd generation, iPod Touch 4th generation, iPad, and iPad2.
    • HD on iPhone 4S and iPad 2, including environment mapping, dynamic water surfaces, full shadow cast, and 60Hz display-refresh (with in-game “Battery Savings” option turned off).

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Release Dates
  • North America:
    • Sep 20, 2012 (Android)
    • Dec 1, 2011 (iPhone)