The updated and enhanced edition of one of the greatest RPGs of all time will be coming to PC’s, Mac’s, and mobile platforms in September- and it’s bringing a treasure chest of improvements along with it.
Of all the Dungeons & Dragons titles I’ve played (and all the RPG’s in general), none have as warm a place in my memory as Baldur’s Gate. The BioWare role-player absorbed way too many hours of my life back when it was released- and for a good while after.
Now the game is headed back to the PC and Mac (and coming to iPad and Android too) with an Enhanced Edition that promises a lot more than prettier graphics. Developer Overhaul Games has announced that the new and improved title will be packing new characters, a brand new quest (and Tales of the Sword Coast too), and literally hundreds of other improvements over the original.
Here’s a taste of what you can expect:
New Adventure: The Black Pits
New Character: Dorn Il-Khan
New Character: Neera the Wild Mage
New Character: Rasaad yn Bashir
A new collection of player character voice sets
Native support for high resolution widescreen displays
Over 400 improvements to the original game
All that and multiplayer that actually supports cross-platform play. Yep, it pretty much promises to swallow your life whole and make sure you spend your September planted firmly indoors- phone off the hook and doors locked.
The PC version of Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition is available for pre-order now right here with the iPad and OSX versions confirmed for September. The Android version? That release date is still out in the ether on that one for now.