Wasteland and other Interplay titles coming to iOS

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Brother None, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    UK-based developer/publisher Elite Systems has announced the delay of their Elite Collection release, which contains a bunch of old 8-bit era games. The delay allows them to add Interplay titles, including Wasteland.<blockquote>THE BARD’S TALE (I, II & III) – the acclaimed fantasy role-playing video game series based loosely on traditional Dungeons and Dragons game play and inspired by the Wizardry computer games
    WASTELAND a post-apocalyptic computer role-playing game first released in 1988 and perhaps also
    DRAGON WARS and
    NEUROMANCER</blockquote>The revised date will be announced soon, you can pick up the entire package upon release for a promotional launch price (£0.69/Euro0.79/$0.99). See what else it contains here.

    Thanks kgreene/Touch Arcade.
     
  2. gothdeus

    gothdeus First time out of the vault

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    Jun 26, 2007
    Maybe zioburosky13 can get some practical use out of his recently won iPad2 then.
     
  3. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    Wonder how much they have to pay for games which are basically freely available then. Truely the ipad/Ipod is ahead of its time.
     
  4. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Pussy Virus Orderite

    Jul 20, 2006
    Would be nice to able to play Wasteland on the iPhone.
     
  5. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    1 dollar. 80 cents euro. 70 cents GBP. Not exactly an arm and a leg to play games on a medium where you otherwise could not play them on, though I dunno what the pricing will be post-opening sale.
     
  6. Guiltyofbeingtrite

    Guiltyofbeingtrite Vault Dweller

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    Oct 13, 2008
    Sweet, I was JUST looking into legit ways to play Wasteland and now I can on my iPad.

    I'm sure one day we'll see fallout 1/2 on tablets as well.

    How are the other titles? Is Neuromancer related to the Gibson book?


    Like I was saying before, tablets are PERFECT for turn based rpgs and strategy games.
     
  7. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    The Bard's Tales games are classics. Absolute must-plays for any RPG fans. Irreverently funny and enjoyable

    Neuromancer is based on the book but don't expect too many connections plot-wise, it plays it pretty loose and fast. The brilliant Michael Stackpole worked on it.

    I don't really know Dragon Wars.
     
  8. gothdeus

    gothdeus First time out of the vault

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    Jun 26, 2007
    If I remeber correctly, Dragon Wars was initially intended to become "The Bard's Tale IV".
    Never played it, though.
     
  9. rehevkor

    rehevkor It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Nov 19, 2005
    Sweet, just bought an iPod touch for gaming. Good excuse to finally play Wasteland.
     
  10. Nark

    Nark Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 6, 2008
    That's 70 pence.

    Yay nitpicking!

    If I had an i-something I would probably get these though.
     
  11. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Got an Ipad 2 lying round the house, might get more use out of it now as I mostly use it for a Shadowrun dice roller at the moment. :V
     
  12. UnidentifiedFlyingTard

    UnidentifiedFlyingTard Vault Fossil

    Mar 12, 2009
    I didn't think Interplay still had the rights to Wasteland.
     
  13. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    They don't. InXile owns the Wasteland and Bard's Tale trademarks while Electronic Arts owns the actual games.
     
  14. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Yeah, these games are all Interplay-developed, not necessarily published/rights owned by.
     
  15. 4too

    4too Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 30, 2003
    Blooming / Looming Event Horizon?

    Blooming / Looming Event Horizon?




    Will the feature blending / blurring of handheld marketing,

    cobble my 'Once And Future' cell phone, mp3 player, digital camera, wi-fii conduit,

    not into an *adult* micro laptop,

    but into yet another next-nex-gen launch pad,

    of the really, really, NO REALLY, penultimate casual gaming console?

    AND,

    electronically evolve my passive tri-focals into reality enhancing / augmenting 5 dimensional Heads Up Display.



    OR,

    deconstruct into just another digital watch.



    (... that plays Wasteland ;) )


    4too
     
  16. Kordanor

    Kordanor First time out of the vault

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    Feb 13, 2009
    I neither own any iOS device nor do I have any idea how such releases look like.

    What exactly can you expect from these versions? Will the iOS Version will exactly look like the game on the dosbox? Or do they actually "improve" the game by lets say...implement better controls or sound and maybe even pimp the graphics a bit?

    If it's actually an improved version of the game - is there any way to play it on the PC?
     
  17. MurkyShadow

    MurkyShadow Still Mildly Glowing

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    Feb 15, 2004
    I can still remember walking square by square, drawing maps for
    Bard's Tale I. Especially that one level in Mangar's Tower, that
    was completely filled with darkness, anti magic fields, and
    those, that changed your directions.

    I guess if you have those scanned, or handy from an online source,
    you're good. But can't think of succeeding Bard's Tale without it.

    I don't even want to think of part III, good times in troy, berlin
    and the wastelands. Ah, I just remember, the first iterations
    of auto maps came up. Just dots, that showed where you've
    walked on that map, in that session, as long as you didn't
    leave it, but it helped a lot to know the general layout. :)
     
  18. shihonage

    shihonage Made in USSR

    May 8, 2007
    They have to do a ton of work removing Wasteland's references to external manuals (moving them in-game, perhaps? making the emulator catch them and launch browser?).

    If they succeed, that would be good.
     
  19. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
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    Apr 24, 2005
    Yea, I would love to have a version of the game for the pc where the manual text is shown directly in the game. Wish the files would be more easy to modificate, then I would have tried to add the manual text to it already a long time ago.
     
  20. Sub-Human

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    May 31, 2011
    That'd be awesome. No more Internet screwing around for me :)