was developed as The Bard's Tale IV
, but three months before release the name had to be dropped. Interplay replaced Electronic Arts with Mediagenic as their publisher and Electronic Arts owned the Bard's Tale
name. It was decided to rename the game to Dragon Wars
, even though there were no dragons in the game. The developers had to rewrite the story so it would fit the new title.
The player may transfer (import) previously made character(s) from Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale
and The Bard's Tale II: The Destiny Knight
into Dragon Wars
. Transferring characters will unfortunately delete the previously saved game. Click on the file dwtran.com
to transfer characters.
Purgatory, the starting city in the game, comes from a legend or a myth referring to a place between earth and hell.
Some of the names used in the game have a meaning if spelled backwards. Though it may be coincidental, there are numerous names that are used in this manner, among others:
Information here was also contributed by Late and Zzap.
- Namtar, the bad guy's name read backwards is "Ratman".
- Another name used in the game, Lanac'toor, read backwards is "Root Canal".