Ready for another dungeon crawl?
It wasn’t all that long ago that the original RPG classic Baldur’s Gate got a redux from the folks at Atari/Beamdog and Overhaul Games, and now Dungeons & Dragons fans have the sequel to get ready for. Believe it or not, Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn launched for the PC way back in the year 2000. The game was as big of a hit as its predecessor and even spawned an expansion pack called Throne of Bhaal.
“We are thrilled that our partners at Beamdog have confirmed a date for the rerelease of what many people consider one of the greatest RPGs ever on PC, (Baldur’s Gate II),” said Nathan Stewart, Brand Director for D&D at Wizards of the Coast. “As we continue to expand our world-class storytelling on digital platforms, it is great to bring this classic to new devices and share the rich fantasy of D&D with new fans.”
This new version of the game not only sees a new coat of paint applied to one of the best loved PC RPGs of all time, but it also includes the expansion and a brand new adventure bundled right in. Black Pits 2: Gladiators of Thay is actually an ‘arena challenge’ that tasks players with surviving using their “tactical skills”.
Personally, I love these games and I’m sorry that two adventures in the world of Baldur’s Gate was all that we got. They kind of played like a more detailed and story-driven Diablo and that just hit the spot on so many levels.
If you haven’t ever played a Baldur’s Gate title and you’re into RPG’s, I’d recommend taking a look at Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition when it arrives for the PC and Mac on November 15th. And again, pre-orders are up and running now and you can actually pre-load the game too through either the Beamdog installer or a stand-alone system that’s on the way. Do that and you can start the adventure the second the game ‘officially’ becomes available.
Just so you mobile gamers know, there is an iOS and Android version of the game on the way, but there’s no official release date as of yet. We’ll let you know.