We have a release window for all those classic Dungeons & Dragons console ports

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News by Matt S. 

We live in a world where the legendary Baldur’s Gate is a heartbeat away from being playable on Nintendo Switch (and the other two consoles – PlayStation 4 and Xbox One). I know Baldur’s Gate’s already on iPad but… a handheld console port of one of the most brilliant games of all time is just special. The publisher, Skybound Games, has announced that it – along with a pile of other classics – will land on September 24 in North America, and September 27 for the rest of the world.

The classics we’re talking about here are:

1) The Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition Pack, which includes Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate 2, as well as the newer Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear, which Beamdog developed and released a couple of years ago.

2) Planescape Torment/Icewind Dale Pack, which includes the brilliant Icewind Dale and expansions, and one of the greatest works of narrative-driven, combat-limited RPG ever created, the masterpiece that is Planescape Torment.

3) Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition, comes a little later on (December 3 in North America, December 6 for the rest of the world), but it comes with all its DLC as well, and offers co-op and online multiplayer.

These games have all been fully tailored for console, and promise an optimised UI and UX, as well as balance improvements and support for high-resolution widescreen displays, making them the ultimate editions of truly classic games.

I won’t be getting much sleep through October, it seems.

– Matt S. 
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