Baldur’s Gate, one of the most popular RPGs in PC gaming history is being remade with enhanced graphics, fewer bugs, and more content. You can pre-order it now for PC or Mac for $18 or buy it for $20 when it is released on September 18th. The game includes new characters, new story lines, and features that were in Baldur’s Gate II.
There are three new sidekicks: a half-orc Blackguard named Dorn, a half-elf Wild Mage named Neera, and a human monk named Rasaad. Along with that comes a new story arc to follow that the developer, Beamdog, says will take roughly 6 hours to complete. There is also a new dungeon to explore in the Underdark, called The Black Pits.
The classes, races, and kits that are offered in Baldur’s Gate II will be in Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced edition as well. It will also offer cross-platform multiplayer, which is a nice feature that I am guessing was quite difficult to implement, as the game will be offered on a few platforms.
You can buy the game for PC, Mac, iPad, or Android tablet. The iPad version will only be $10, but the new sidekicks and other features will be DLC for the game. The iPad version does not have a release date set, but Beamdog says it will release around the same time as the PC/Mac version. There is no launch window yet for the Android.
In addition, Beamdog has expressed an interest in making Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition in the future, so keep an eye out for information on that.