D&D - Rage of Demons Storyline Announced, Will be Touched Upon in Videogames

Another crossmedia initiative with tie-ins in both Neverwinter and Sword Coast Legends has been announced by Wizard of the Coast for Dungeons & Dragons. To be precise, we're talking about the "Rage of Demons" storyline that has just been announced. The storyline promises to bring back the character of Drizzt Do'Urden, and will focus on his attempts to stop machinations in the Underdark that threaten to summon a demon horde. It sounds like this storyline will also be touched upon in some form in at least two D&D videogames: the MMO Neverwinter and the RTwP CRPG Sword Coast Legends.

A few more details on the storyline:

Today, Wizards of the Coast announced Rage of Demons, the new storyline for Dungeons & Dragons fans coming in Fall 2015. The demon lords have been summoned from the Abyss and players must descend into the Underdark with the iconic hero Drizzt Do'Urden to stop the chaos before it threatens the surface. Rage of Demons is the story all D&D gamers will be excited to play this fall, whether they prefer consoles, PCs or rolling dice with friends.

Following on the critically-acclaimed Tyranny of Dragons and Elemental Evil stories, Rage of Demons will transport characters to the deadly and insane underworld. Rumors of powerful demon lords such as Demogorgon, Orcus and Graz'zt terrorizing the denizens of the Underdark have begun to filter up to the cities of the Sword Coast. The already dangerous caverns below the surface are thrown into ultimate chaos, madness and discord. The renegade drow Drizzt Do'Urden is sent to investigate but it will be up to you to aid in his fight against the demons before he succumbs to his darker temptations.

And the way it'll be woven into the D&D videogame line:

Dungeons & Dragons fans will have more options than ever to enjoy the Rage of Demons storyline. The themes of treachery and discord in the Underdark are in Sword Coast Legends, the new CRPG (computer role-playing game) coming this fall on PC from n-Space and Digital Extremes. The epic campaign that drives Sword Coast Legends' story forces players deep into the Underdark and continues well after launch with legendary adventurer Drizzt Do'Urden.

For fans of Neverwinter, the popular Dungeons & Dragons-based MMORPG will bring a new expansion tentatively titled Neverwinter: Underdark in 2015. The update will see adventurers travel with Drizzt to the drow city of Menzoberranzan during its demonic assault as well as experience a unique set of quests written by the creator of Drizzt, R.A. Salvatore. The expansion will initially be released on PC and will come out on the Xbox One at a later date.