Time until Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale release!

Already released in North America [NA] on Apple II

RegionTime leftPlatform
North America [NA]Apple II
North America [NA]Commodore C64/128
North America [NA]Amiga
North America [NA]Atari ST/STE
North America [NA]PC DOS
North America [NA]Apple IIGS
Europe [EU]ZX Spectrum
Europe [EU]Amstrad CPC
North America [NA]Mac
Japan [JP]Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)



Tales of the Unknown: Volume I, better known as "The Bard's Tale", is an RPG developed by Interplay Productions in 1985 originally for the Apple II. It was quickly ported to numerous other platforms and became widely successful. This was partly because it incorporated unprecedented 3D graphic design, featuring partly animated character portraits and engaging gameplay. It also helped that the game was available on the Commodore 64-the most successful game console at the time, whereas the main competitor-the Ultima series, was not.